Catherine II and the Romanovs in her “Memoires”

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Safonov M.M.

Catherine II and the Romanovs in her “Memoires”


“Memoires” of Catherine II is outstanding monument of the Russian culture of the last quarter of XVIII century. It is a source of the great value about of Romanov’s history. There is unique evidence about 4 members of royal family: impress Elisabeth, her nephew impress gr. d. Peter, his wife Catherine, their son Paul. But the most interest of “Memoire” is a possibility to get real notion of Catherine II herself.


“Memoires” of Catherine II, Empress Elisabeth, Grand Duke Peter, Grand Duchess Catherine, empress Catherine II, their son Paul

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Safonov Mikhail Mikhailovich – senior researcher of the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD in History, St. Petersburg; 8-812-784-81-39; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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