EURASIA KIDS visited the Ganna Yama Memorial Complex

18/07/2022 16:32

Participants of the EURASIA KIDS project and the organizing committee of the XVII International Festival of Family Media Creativity "Sunflower" visited the Monastery of the Holy Royal Martyrs in the Ganina Yama tract. This is one of the youngest monasteries in Russia. It was created on the site of the dramatic events that took place in July 1918. It was here that the last point was made in the earth life of the members of the last royal family.

July 12 - July 20, there are Tsar's Days held in Yekaterinburg - memorable events dedicated to the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. They were shot in Yekaterinburg 104 years ago, in July 1918.

The history of the family of the last Russian Tsar is full of myths, riddles, conjectures. One thing is invariable - this is a story of great love and family tragedy.

All members of the Royal family had their own character, hobbies and talents. This did not prevent the family from being friendly, whole. The basis of the family was love and faith in God. The spiritual unity of the august spouses was laid on a solid foundation: the future sovereign and empress were brought up in deeply religious families. In faith and love for their neighbor, they also raised their children.

“My priceless treasure,” - this is how the letters that the future royal spouses wrote to each other began. Princess Alix of Hesse, born in 1872, first met Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich in 1884. Her letters to Nikolai Alexandrovich are the most accurate evidence of the inner life of a young girl who later became the Empress of All Russia. There are several life lines in her letters, one of which is the depth of mutual strong love.

These letters are of historical significance for Russia and for the whole world. Faith, self-sacrifice and nobility, so rare for people, shine from the pages of the letters and encourage you to love them, even if they were not such well-known historical figures.

While awaiting arrest by the Provisional Government after the abdication of Nicholas Alexandrovich in 1917, Alexandra Feodorovna burned many of her dear letters from her youth, fearing that they would get into the hands of the revolutionaries. Among the papers she burned were diaries written during her marriage, letters from her grandmother, Queen Victoria, from her father, brother, sisters, and the first 45 letters she received from Tsarevich Nikolai Alexandrovich after their engagement.

Studying the history of the royal family became for the participants of the project EURASIA KIDS not only a journey into history, but also the study of family histories of people of different classes. The children will talk about their discoveries while working at the 17th International Festival of Family Media Creativity "Sunflower", which will be held on September 9 - 11 at the Nechkino active recreation resort in Udmurtia (Russia).