The Russian Imperial & Royal Order of St. Stanislas

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The Imperial and Royal Order of St Stanislas, today one of the Russian Imperial Orders of Chivalry, has a most complicated history amongst the Russian honours, both before the revolution and after.  Beginning its existence as the second in precedence of the Polish Royal Orders of Chivalry, it became, after its assimilation into the Russian Imperial Awards system the most junior of the Russian Orders, as well as the most frequently awarded until the revolution of 1917.

This article was originally published in Royal Russia No. 6 (Summer 2014).

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