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Boris Mikhailov (EPA/Julian Stratenschulte)

Boris Mikhailov (EPA/Julian Stratenschulte)

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi Russia has created an advertising campaign for the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. With the tagline “Discover the Full Story”,The underground buildings look more intricate and wonderful than the actual building above.The message is that the undiscovered history behind each building is a wealth of treasure and information -CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ALL PICTURES.  Also:http://adrianlinks.com/advertising/museum-ads-reveal-secret-structures/

Secret structures under iconic buildings…

Schusev State Museum of Architecture: Discover the full story // Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Russia, Moscow, Russia // Production: Carioca Studio

Apron Date: 19th century Culture: Russian Medium: linen, cotton Dimensions: Length: 48 x 48 in. (121.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Is...

Apron Date: century Culture: Russian Medium: linen, cotton Dimensions: Length: 48 x 48 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Is.

Cape belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of A. Brisac (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. 1901. Tulle, silk, cloth, soutache, chiffon. Collection of State Hermitage Museum.

Cape belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Collection of State Hermitage Museum.

Grand Staircase Entrance to the former Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg)

The Chic Technique: Grand Staircase Entrance to the former Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum in St.

House dress belonging to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna, Russia, 1905-07. Crepe, velvet, guipure. Collection of State Hermitage Museum.

Russian dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna, Russia, (Mother of Nicholas II) Crepe, velvet, guipure. Collection of State Hermitage Museum.

Faberge egg necklace, Hermitage museum

Faberge egg necklace, Hermitage museum [my friend has a charm bracelet with fabrege eggs.