This year is has been one hundred years ago the Russian Revolution took place, ending the Romanic dynasty and replacing it with a communist totalitarian regime.
The exhibition is amazing. The Hermitage always has beautiful exhibitions, but this time I think they outdid themselves. It begins with a large hall, made to look like a shopping mall in Saint Petersburg in 1900, the different shopwindows showing us elements of life in Russia in those days.
After that you get the chronological story of the tragic reign of tsar Nicolas II of Russia, the road to revolution and the fate of the Romanov family.
I especially loved how divers the exhibition was, there were many photos and letters, but also dresses, items they used, the diary of the tsarina, toys the children played with and furniture. Absolutely amazing!
|One of tsarina Alexandra's dresses|
|Toys and drawings made by the children|
|A uniform jacket, worn by Alexei|
|The last diary entry of tsarina Alexandra. That night the family would be killed.|
|This is me before the beautiful portrait of tsar Nicolas by Ilya Repin|