The last large-scale masquerade of Romanov dynasty

The  large-scale masquerade held in 1903 gathered the ultimate generation of Romanov's dynasty. This glorious event that took place in the Winter Palace, Saint-Petersburg, appeared to be one of the last balls of such scope in Imperial Russia.

Photos: Maria Chobanov; Music: Bozhe Tsaria Khrani ("God save the Tsar") sang by the Valaamsky Monastery Choir

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