THE BALL OF 1903 ~ Gowns for masquerade ~ Parents of Felix Yusupov, murderer of Grigoriy Rasputin in the gowns of Russian nobles of the 17th century // The couple survived in Revolution and left Russia for Rome. Their descendants still live in Greece.

THE BALL OF 1903 ~ Gowns for masquerade ~ Prince and Princess Felix (born count Sumarokov-Elston) and Zenaida Yussupov dressed in century boyar costumes at the Winter Palace in These were the parents of Felix Yussupov, murderer of Grigoriy Rasputin.

1903 Costume Ball in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia. Countess Varvara V. Musina-Pushkina (1870 – 1960, nee Countess Kapnist; well known Orthodox icon painter) in the fancy dress of a 17 c. Russian noble woman.

1903 Costume Ball in the Winter Palace, St. well known Orthodox icon painter) in the fancy dress of a 17 century Russian noblewoman.

HISTORICAL GREEN & PRINTED DRESSES

translation of description: Swan Song reenactor: Russian folk warm clothing. Books on Russian folk costume.

Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich dressed for the Winter Costume Ball of 1903. Mikhail was the youngest brother of Tsar Nicholas ll. When Nicholas was forced to abdicate, Mikhail was asked if he wanted to become the new Tsar. He refused. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks along side other family members in a very brutal manner.

The brother of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich Romanov Michael was the first of the Romanovs to be executed by the Bolsheviks. i guess he was just too over the top for starving people.

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