Since the discovery of the Imperial Crown Jewels of Ruskiana by the Duke of Swann and their return to their homeland for permanent display in the State Treasury, there has been a lot of public interest in the monarchic history of Ruskiana. The public have shown great appreciation for the Crown Jewels Display as tickets remain sold out in advance of their release. Due to this "excitement", the Ruskiana Republic has asked the pretender to the Imperial Throne to visit the treasures in the capital and to pose in full Regalia for a portrait that would promote the history of the country and the exhibit on an international scale. Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna duly agreed. Her family has not been welcome in the country since the Great War and this event sets new precedence with all exile laws being lifted.
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Ruskiana poses with the Imperial Crown and wearing Imperial Rubies from her own Historic Collection. She stands regally in front of the last State Portrait of her great grandfather who technically was the last Tzar of all the Ruskias.
The grand portrait was taken in the State Treasury Museum, the old Imperial Bodyguard Barracks adjacent to the Muscovi Palace in the Ruskian Capital.
This poignant portrait captures the link in blood with the Ruskian past and its present. We hope this event is a precursor of many good things to come as relationships become friendlier between a people and it bitter history.