Last Russian emperor''s family museum to open in Tobolsk in


Tyumen, Feb 7 (Itar-Tass) A museum dedicated to thefamily of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II will be openedin Tobolsk in the Russian city of Tyumen in 2013.

The city launched the preparations for the 400thanniversary of the House of Romanov, the press service of theTobolsk authorities said.

The only Romanov Royal family museum beyond the UralMountains will be opened by this date. The talks were alreadyheld with the leadership of the Romanov Royal FamilyFoundation and the agreements were reached to give theassistance in filling the museum exposition with the objectsconnected with the family of the last Russian emperor.

The Romanov royal family museum will be located at theformer house of Tobolsk governors. The family of the abdicatedemperor was moved to this house on August 6, 1917.

The Provisional Government considered Tobolsk as "a quiet andcalm place." The family was lodged on the second floor. Adining room and rooms for servants were situated on the firstfloor.

Members of the Romanov family were forbidden to come outin the city, but their life in Tobolsk was quite calm. Theywere walking in the house yard in the daytime and were playinggorodki or were cutting the firewood. They were playingvarious games, staging small plays, reading and wereattempting to diversify the isolated life in long evenings.

After the October Revolution the life of the royal familybecame much harder.

On April 26, 1918, the Romanov royal family was sent tothe last exile in Yekaterinburg, where they were executed inIpatiyev''s house overnight to July 17, 1918.

Apart from a new museum the parade square and theAlexandrovsky garden will be put in order by the 400thanniversary of the House of Romanov. (Itar-Tass)

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