After the February Revolution of 1917 and the abdication of Nicholas II, His Majesty's Own Escort was reorganized into two Guards Divisions (the Kuban and the Terek), which then participated in the Civil War on the side of the White Army.
The exhibition introduces photographs, congratulatory addresses, personal belongings and uniforms from this period. A figurine of a Cossack, who served in the Escort, made by the firm of Carl Faberge, which belonged to Nicholas II (from the collection of the State Museum Pavlovsk), and a "farewell" glass, presented to all officers of the Escort at their last dinner at the Officers' meeting in Tsarskoye Selo in April 1917 before departure to the Caucasus (from the collection of the Russian History Museum located in the USA, Jordanville) are unique exhibits.
The ranks of the Life-Hussar Kuban and Terek Cossack Sotnias Division with lieutenant generals E.K. Miller and F.F. Abramov
Yugoslavia. 1930s. From a private collection, London
Festive-casual dress of the Cossack chamber keeper in the rooms of Empress Maria Feodorovna
Belonged to T.X. Yashchik. “I.P. Lidval” company. 1914-1915. The State Hermitage Museum
Papakha (sheepskin hat) of an officer at His Majesty’s Own Escort Division
1930s. Yugoslavia, the Coptic White Monastery. By master Martin Bertrand. The Russian History Museum (USA, Jordanville)
The memorial goblet ("the farewell goblet") of the officers of His Majesty’s Own Escort
Belonged to V.E. Zborovsky. 1917. The Russian History Museum (USA, Jordanville)
Commemorative bracelet of His Majesty’s Own Escort ranks in honour of the 125th anniversary of the Life-Hussar Kuban Cossack Sotnias
1936. The Russian History Museum (USA, Jordanville)
Colonel A.I. Rogozhin reads out congratulations on the 150th anniversary of His Majesty’s Own Escort
The USA. May 1961. The Russian History Museum (USA, Jordanville)