Pushkin House in London launches the series of events devoted to the Russian Royal Family. Here is what to expect:

The Race to Save the Romanovs: Helen Rappaport in Conversation with Frank Althaus

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published just ahead of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, Helen Rappaport’s The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family. Pushkin House hosts an evening of discussion with Helen Rappaport who will be in conversation with Frank Althaus, co-founding partner of Fontanka publishing and founding director of the Russian Language Centre.

Remembering the Romanovs

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Pushkin House hosts an evening of performed readings from the family’s letters and diaries, as well as correspondence from the people who knew them. There will also be recitals of Russian poetry (in English and Russian) which capture the spirit of the time.

To Free the Romanovs – Book presentation

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join author Coryne Hall for a presentation of her latest book, ‘To Free The Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayals in Europe 1917 – 1919’. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar’s cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement.

Fancy learning more about the lives of the Russian aristocracy?

Read our latest review of Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith