ROCOR's London Cathedral. Russian Church in Chiswick

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Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in London:
Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs

On the leafy Harvard Road, in west London, you will find a white church built in the traditional Russian style with the blue and gold-starred onion dome. Visible to drivers along the M4 and immediately brightening the landscape, this beautiful structure is the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs or, for short, the London Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (or yet shorter, ROCOR’s London Cathedral).

The Romanovs Dynasty

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The Romanovs, till the 16th century bearing the surname of the Zakharyins-Yurievs, was an old Russian boyar kin that in 1613 turned to be the tzar’s and in 1721 the emperor’s family.

Fabergé: Moscow-London

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Fabergé… Who does not know this name? For a long time it has been a synonym for elegance and the highest skill, splendour and luxury. Fabergé was the largest jewellery enterprise in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with branches in Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and also London. The business manufactured a huge amount of various goods from jewellery and articles of precious stone to cutlery and silver utensils. There were unique works of art, never repeated, as well as products tailored for a wide range of clients amongst the items produced by the firm. However, it is the Easter eggs containing surprises made to order for the Russian emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II that brought fame and worldwide recognition to Fabergé.

Victoria & Albert Museum: Russian Traditions

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We are going to tell you about the Victoria & Albert Museum, one of the world’s best museums of art and design, located in Cromwell Road in London. Admission to the museum is free, however some thematic exhibitions and events may carry a separate charge. Broadly, this museum is an ideal place for those wanting to see works of art of Russian origin or precious things belonging to the Russian tsars without having to leave London.