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Ekaterinburg will see the value of the Romanovs

July 14 2008

Photo exhibition of artistic values the Romanovs from the museum collection Hillvud (USA) will open in Yekaterinburg, the press service of the U.S. consulate in the Urals capital. The exhibition is dedicated to the 90 th anniversary of death of the royal family spend U.S. Consulate General and the Museum-Estate Hillvud in Washington.

The last Russian emperor Nicholas II, his family and servants were killed on the night of 16 to 17 July 1918 in the basement of the house engineer Ipatiev in Yekaterinburg. Later Ipatiev house was demolished, and today in its place built a Church of All Saints of Russia shine (Temple of the Blood). "On the 90 th anniversary of the tragic death of the last Russian tsar and his family in the gallery of the Temple of the Blood opens exhibition of works of art of the Imperial House of Romanov Russian Collection of Marjorie Post," - said in a press release.

The exhibits were taken from the collections of the Museum-Estate Hillvud. All works of art formerly belonged to the Russian imperial family were either donated by her officials, representatives of churches and other personages. According to the consulate, the founder of the collection - Marjorie Post, one of the first female entrepreneurs, was not only the owner of the company, General Foods' largest with an annual turnover in the U.S. in the early 20 th century, but also a collector of works of art and famous woman of fashion.

"In 1937-1938 Mrs. Post was accompanied by her husband, Joseph Davies, appointed as U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union. The sale of the imperial art values Marjorie acquired Russian icons, textiles, porcelain, silver, and soon became recognized as a collector of Russian art" - the press office . Items purchased by it during their stay in the Soviet Union, formed the nucleus of the most significant overseas collection of Russian imperial art today. After the death of Lent in 1973, at her bequest Hillvud estate was transferred to the State as a museum, informs RIA Novosti news .

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