Yalta, the South Crimea, May 23, 2015
On May 19 a bust to the Holy Russian Emperor Nicholas II was unveiled at the Livadia Palace of the Crimea, reports the Kp.ru website. Now this marble monument decorates the entrance to this famous palace which was a favorite summer residence of the imperial Romanov Family until the Revolution of 1917.
It was not a coincidence that the event took place on May 19 since it was the Holy Emperor’s birthday on that day, said workers of the Livadia Palace.
It was the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea (now in the Russian Federation) Natalia Poklonskaya who proposed installation of a bust of the Russian tsar on the territory of the palace. She also was present at the ceremony. Earlier she said that Crimean residents should be aware of historical lessons and remember that Tsar Nicholas II had sacrificed himself and his family to Russia. It is necessary for young people to love, appreciate and defend their native land.
Along with Natalia Poklonskaya, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (which actually gave the bust to the palace), the Restoration of Cultural Heritage charitable foundation, the St. Nicholas – Berlyukov Monastery (situated in the Avdotyino village near Moscow), and the Crimea’s Council of Ministers took part in the unveiling and creation of the bust.