From 11 July to 13 September 2009 the Grimaldi Forum in Montecarlo presents an exhibition focused on Mother Russia during the Romanov era. The Romanov dynasty reigned over Russia for three hundred years. Every sovereign was without exception crowned in the cathedral of the Dormition within the Kremlin. The coronation ceremonies used to return the former capital to the splendour it had lost to Saint Petersburg. The exhibition and its catalogue aim to make it possible to rediscover a Moscow that is frequently overlooked by foreign visitors in favour of the northern capital and, through the works of art embodying the dynasty, reveal the reign of the Romanovs, which symbolizes almost three centuries of Russian artistic riches.