2013 (MMXIII) was the year of the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the House of Romanov, Russia's Imperial dynasty. At the date of this anniversary, a number of events were organized on the occasion in Russia and Ukraine marking a grand jubilee in their history. The celebration marks the accession of Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov (Russian: ? ) to the Russian throne on 11 (21) June 1613 beginning a new ruling dynasty of the Romanovs. The rule of dynasty ended with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II in March 1917.
Among the celebrations organized around the world, the Romanov Celebration Gala takes place in Paris on 5 October 2013 at the Chateau of Chantilly. The event was hosted by Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Head of the House of Romanov and was presided by her son and heir Grand Duke George Mikhailovich; held with the participation of some Romanov descendants, foreign Royalty and nobility, international business and cultural elite at one of France's most historical venues with the finest second collection of paintings after the Louvre Museum. The chateau hosted three official Imperial visits of the Russian Emperors.
On the occasion France, which has a long tradition and respect in the Russian history and culture welcomed the guests coming from the fields of business, media, diplomacy, art and sports from Europe, Ukraine and Russia to spend the exclusive weekend in Paris and live the get-together time paying a tribute to the Romanov and sharing the emotions of the celebration with luxury leading names and VIP celebrities. Deriving from the Russian imperial traditions of splendid balls, masquerades and other entertainment for aristocrats, the event supported images of Russia and Ukraine on the international arena as the countries which take care of their heritage and therefore, future of their nations.
|400th Anniversary Medal of the House of Romanov|
Obverse (left) and Reverse (right) of the Medal.
|Awarded for||Those who have rendered extraordinary service to Russia and to the Russian Imperial House, who have made a significant contribution to the rebirth of the spiritual, scientific, cultural and educational, governmental and national traditions of the country; to the national security of the Fatherland, to the development of the economy, to charitable activities and to the assistance of their poor and underprivileged countrymen, to the strengthening of relations between the peoples of our nation, to the reestablishment of the moral and ethical foundations of our society, and also to the preparations for the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the ending of the Time of Troubles, the reestablishment of the Russian State, and the all-national election to the throne of the House of Romanov.|
|Established||5 March 2012|
|First awarded||Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Imperial Order of Saint Michael the Archangel|
|Related||300th Anniversary Medal of the House of Romanov|