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I spent the day selecting photos from the Romanov Family Albums, where I found things like that. This is the kind of photo that interests me - much more than official portraits.
I love these albums and I can easily spend hours exploring them.
You can find many more here: @Romanovs100
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Award-winning #1917LIVE ran for a year in 2017 on Twitter, allowing any user to join as a historical character who lived through the Russian Revolution of 1917 and tweet on their behalf, as if social media existed 100 years ago.
Within a year the project generated over 75 million impressions with more than 250,000 followers across platforms. Three-time Cannes Lions finalist#1917LIVE won a Shorty & Shorty Social Good for Best in Education, a Webby & Adweek Arc Award for Best Use of Social and more.
In 2018, the same team launched an image-centered narrative dedicated to Russia’s last reigning royal family – the Romanovs. #Romanovs100 unfolded across four platforms – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, bringing unique content to each.
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Around midnight on 17 July, 100 years ago today, Yakov Yurovsky ordered the Romanovs' physician, Dr. Eugene Botkin, to awaken the sleeping family and ask them to put on their clothes.

A few minutes later, Nicholas, Alexandra, their 5 children and their servants would be dead.
On 22 March 1917, Nicholas, no longer a monarch and addressed with contempt by the sentries as "Nicholas Romanov", was reunited with his family at the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo.
He was placed under house arrest with his family by the Provisional Government, surrounded by guards and confined to their quarters.
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Here is the most touching and unusual collaboration I’ve ever made: while selecting photos from the archives of the Romanov family, the @Romanovs100 team found some photographs partially colorized by Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II.
Anastasia loved to hand colorize their photos. Since she did not have a chance to finish what she started, it fell to me, over 100 years later, to do it for her. This project became very special and meaningful to me. Watch the video and see the result. #Romanovs100
One of the photographs hand-colorized by the Grand Duchess.

I feel truly honored and strangely moved by the opportunity to help her finish the job.
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