Save up to 14% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. The Romanov Dynasty: The Path of Triumph and Downfall Evening Program on Zoom Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET Code: 1M2123 Tickets Login $30 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $35 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Royal family of Tsar Nicholas II, 1913 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION After enduring for so long, what made the Romanov dynasty vulnerable to come tumbling down a little more than a hundred years ago? Prior to that, they were one of the longest-lasting ruling families in Europe, a distinction shared with such houses as the Hapsburgs in Austria and the Hohenzollerns in Prussia. Over a period of more than three centuries, Romanovs oversaw and accelerated the expansion of the weak and floundering stardom of Muscovy into the majestic and proud Russian Empire. From a nation that was hardly considered a part of Europe by the Romanovs’ royal peers on the continent, Russia flowered culturally as well as politically under tsars, emperors, and empresses. Rejected socially by other ruling dynasties, by the 18th century Romanovs were able to marry into ducal houses in Germany, and into the haughtiest royal families of all Europe by the next. Historian George Munro examines the policies of the rulers most responsible for the dynasty’s success in its first two centuries in power, looking especially at the contributions of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Alexander I. He turns to the policies in the 19th century that maintained the empire among the world’s first-rank powers and explores the factors that slowly began to erode the empire’s power and led to its ultimately tragic loss of power. Finally, he looks at the ways contemporary Russia is reevaluating the rule of the Romanovs after many years of total rejection. Munro is a professor of history with a specialty in Russia at Virginia Commonwealth University. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.