26 May 1896 - Coronation of Nicholas
The procession with all members of the Romanov family walking through the long reception rooms of the Kremlin. Footage shows the time where Nicholas and Alexandra came down the long red staircase. This is the first time that a ceremony as solemn is filmed.
After Nicholas took his place beneath a large canopy held by thirty-two Russian generals, with other officers providing additional support. Accompanied by his spouse under a separate canopy and the regalia, he proceeded slowly toward the Cathedral of the Dormition where the ceremony took place. The religious ceremony celebrated in the Cathedral of the Dormition, lasted 5 hours.