A significant part of this section is devoted to the peaceful period of His Majesty's Own Escort service. The Escort uniform, including uniforms of Nicholas II from the collection of the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site, is presented here. Several sections of the exhibition are dedicated to the traditions that have formed in the Escort over its 100-year history, the celebration of its anniversary in 1911, the barracks and the regimental church, the Feodorovsky Cathedral, built in Tsarskoye Selo not far from the imperial palace. Many exhibits illustrate the way of life of the escorts, their awards, and participation in festive events. The exhibition demonstrates rare weapons of the Cossacks and officers of the Escort, including the dagger of A.S. Fedyushkin from the collection of A.D. Gnedovsky.
World War I disrupted the peaceful way of life of the Escort, but made it possible for the Cossacks and officers to distinguish themselves on the battlefields. Photos, paintings and graphics are dedicated to the exploits of the escorts in 1914–1917 and their service for the protection of the Stavka (the Tzar's Headquarters).
View of the Feodorovsky Cathedral in Tsarskoe Selo
Russia, Petrograd. 1916. By G.N. Gorelov. Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site
Qama dagger with a scabbard, belonged to A.S. Fedyushkin, an officer at His Majesty’s Own Escort
From the collection of A.D. Gnedovsky
Badge "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Own Escort", for the lower ranks
1910s. From the collection of V.A. Ponsov
Anniversary ribbons of St. Andrew for the standard of the Life-Hussar Kuban Sotnia of His Majesty’s Own Escort, model of 1911
The Russian History Museum (USA, Jordanville)
Terenty Ivanov, a Cossack sergeant at the Life-Hussar 1st Terek Cossack Squadron in 1886
1891. By S.F. Alexandrovsky. The State Russian Museum
Battle-order uniform of an aide-de-camp, a part of the uniform of a colonel of His Majesty’s Own Escort
Belonged to Nicholas II. Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site