Helen Rappaport – Caught in the Revolution

The opening weekend of the exhibition “1917. Romanovs & Revolution” at the Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands, started off brilliantly. The opening was on Friday 3 February 2017 and afterwards followed a busy weekend with already many visitors. On Saturday there was a special event for the Friends of the Hermitage with a very well-attended lecture…

Simon Sebag Montefiore – The Romanovs

It took a few weeks, but it was worth the wait for the book “The Romanovs 1613-1918” by Simon Sebag Montefiore that was published in 2016. I decided to borrow it from the library in Dutch, as the reviews had made me curious. Especially as of course it soon will be 100 years ago since…