Russian Nobility

The Russian nobility has several strands - ancient princely and boyar families, nobles of the Holy Roman Empire, and, from the time of Peter the Great, the imperial service nobility to which, for instance, both Tolstoy and Lenin belonged. Some account of this complex imperial system is given in the 'Catherine' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Early in June 1937, in a chateau near Tours, the Duke of Windsor – formerly Edward VIII – married Wallis Simpson seven months after abdicating from the throne. None of his brothers attended the wedding.




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