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Before the Communist Bloodbath and a scourging of the faith by Antichrist Bolsheviks, rare scenes from Imperial Russia of long ago. Aristocrat Costumes Dazzle at the Legendary Romanov Costume Ball of 1903.

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In February 1903, the members of the Romanov dynasty and the cream of the Russian aristocracy gathered for a fancy-dress costume ball, one that in its sheer opulence was nearly blinding. Outside the Winter Palace, the social pressures that would hurl the country into revolution were intensifying, but 14 years before the forced abdication of Czar Nicolas II, the society of St. Petersburg put on quite a show, dubbed by many Europe’s “last great royal ball”.

The 1903 costume ball was dedicated to the 290th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, which was at the time one of Europe’s oldest ruling families and almost certainly the one with the most absolutist powers. Russian artist Olga Shirnina has brought this ball to life with some amazing colorized images.

To read more on Vintage News:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/07/16/romanov-costume-ball-1903/

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