IMAGE OF TSAR NICHOLAS II FOUND BENEATH PORTRAIT OF VLADIMIR LENIN

Photo: http://rbth.com/ Russia Beyond the Headlines - 12/11/16 A portrait of Tsar Nicholas II was discovered during the restoration of a full-size painting of the 1917 October Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. The image was "hidden" for the last 90 years beneath water-soluble paint on the back of the canvas used by Soviet artist Vladislav Izmailovich for Lenin's portrait. The ...

THAILAND TO HELP RESTORE KING RAMA V’S GIFTS TO NICHOLAS II – THAI PM

Kunstkamera houses the following artifacts: Lao-style sabre, Siamese-style sabre, Malay kris with a blade of meteoric iron and the official portraits of King Chulalongkorn and Queen Savang Vattana. Source: Gleb Fedorov

Russia Beyond the Headlines - May 2016 Thailand will help restore gifts that were given to Nicholas II by King Rama V, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on May 18. “I offered to send Thai craftsmen to Russia to restore the gifts that King Rama V gave to Tsar Nicholas II 119 years ago,” Prayuth told reporters ...

Modern Orthodoxy in photos at the Moscow metro

Nina Bereznitskaya, special to RBTH - 3/7/13 An exhibition entitled “Two Christianizations of Russia,” about the contemporary life of Russian Orthodoxy, has opened in the Moscow metro gallery. The metro photo gallery, which has been operating at the Vystavochnaya metro station since 2005, could rival some of the main exhibition halls in terms of number of potential ...

Valdai: natural beauty and spiritual vision

William Brumfield, special to RBTH - 20/4/13 Just off the Moscow-St. Petersburg highway, Valdai today attracts visitors much as it did in the past – with its beautiful natural setting. Today, the road from Moscow to St. Petersburg is today an obstacle course but the road between Russia’s two capitals has occupied a distinctive place in Russia’s ...

Discovering Russian Orthodoxy: The Old Believers

Semyon Kvasha, RBTH - April 2013 RBTH presents a brief history of the Russian religious movement of the Old Believers, which appeared in the 17th century as an attempt to protest against the Orthodox Church's reform. Russia's religious movement called the Old Believers became well-known in the 17th century when its representatives fled the country. They suffered ...

Bringing Moscow spiritual authority to the North

23/3/13 William Brumfield, special to RBTH Once a bulwark of the Muscovite state in the Russian North, today the Savior Prilutsky Monastery is both a historical site and center of worship. The 14th century was critical in many ways for the formation of the Muscovite state that would become the center of Russia. One of the most important accomplishments ...