#Romanovs100: RT tells royal family’s story in new online photo-project

Learn about Russia’s last reigning royal family and their horrific fate following the Revolution with RT’s new interactive project dedicated to the Romanovs.

2018 marks 100 years since the execution of the Romanov family.

To commemorate this tragic event, RT cooperated with the State Archive of the Russian Federation.

The result – a multi-platform online project that will launch later this year with the first teaser hitting the web on Wednesday.

“#Romanovs100 is going to be a multi-platform social media project that will run for several months. We will try to tell the story of the Romanov family through hundreds and hundreds of their own photos.” #Romanovs100 Creative Producer Kirill Karnovich-Valua said, revealing some of the team’s plans.

1918 was a year of terror for ex-emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their five children. Held captive since 1917, their living conditions went from bad to worse in 1918, until the family was relocated to their final destination in the Urals, where they were brutally executed by bolsheviks.

#Romanovs100 is brought to you by the same team behind the award-winning #1917LIVE project, dedicated to the 1917 Revolution in Russia.

The year-long historical re-enactment on Twitter garnered more than 250,000 followers and participants across the globe.

READ MORE: #1917LIVE finale: RT’s Russian Revolution role play ends December 31

Just this January, #1917LIVE scored another award to add to its collection, which includes a Shortys for “Best in Education.”

Adweek nominated RT’s #1917LIVE for Best Use of Social in its prestigious Arc Awards, celebrating the Best Brand Storytelling of 2017.

In October 2017, #1917LIVE made it to the finals of the Drum Social Buzz Awards in the “Most Innovative Use of Social” category, the finals of the 2017 Clio Entertainment for “Best TV Promo Campaign,” and the finals of the Epica Awards.

Although the authors are hesitant to share more details about their new brainchild, they do say that, as much as #Romanovs100 will be different from #1917LIVE, there will be certain parallels.

For example, the team will continue to work with British author and historian Helen Rappaport, who wrote the Romanov sisters Twitter account for #1917LIVE.

READ MORE: British author Helen Rappaport joins #1917LIVE on Twitter, giving voice to Romanov sisters

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