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Published on Jul 22, 2014
Коронация Император и самодержец Всероссийский Николая II 1896 г. The Coronation of Emperor & Autocrat of All the Russias, Nicholas II,1896
The ceremony of the sacred Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II took place in May 1896 in Moscow. The ceremonies began on Thursday, May 9, with the Imperial Procession into the city from the Petrovsky Palace. The Emperor went on horseback, followed by two golden carriages containing the Dowager Tsarina, Maria Feodorovna in the first, the young Tsarina in the second. May 10 and II were days of ceremonial receptions. On May 12, Trinity Sunday, the Banner of State was consecrated with the Imperial Regalia were delivered from the Armoury to the Throne Hall of the Kremlin Palace. May 14, saw the Coronation itself with procession to the Assumption Cathedral under a covered canopy...........
Music: 'Festival Coronation March' by P. Tchaikovsky (composed on the occasion of the Coronation of Emperor Alexander III) and 'God save the Tsar'