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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Yussupovs => Topic started by: ashanti01 on October 05, 2009, 01:46:19 PM

Title: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on October 05, 2009, 01:46:19 PM
http://www.doc-films.ru/archives/1239

Тайные знаки. Серебряный кубок
Secret sign. The silver cup.

This is a documentry I stumbled upon the other night. It's about the curse which has haunted the Yusupov family for several generations. I was hoping someone may be able to translate it for me or at least break down any new/valuable information. It has some great photos.

Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Svetabel on October 11, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
You know I've not found the documentary too much exciting. The tenuous plot of it is twisting around a strange goblet which brought ill-luck to the Yusupov family, as if the goblet was a reason of the ill-fate of all Yusupov offsprings...I even had no patience to watch the documentary till the end.

Our Russian TV-channel TV-3 (which produced the doc.) is famous for its "mystical" orientation and such "thrillers".
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on October 11, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
That's odd, I mean about the goblet being the cause for the Yusupov curse. Very strange but I guess they were seeking to add more thrill to the tale?...Still thank you for helping me understand more as to what it was about.

Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on October 18, 2009, 01:45:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKCQYHmAAc

Felix and Irina Interview in J'ai tuť Raspoutine / I Killed Rasputin  1967 film. In French but there's Russian translation over most of the view.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Douglas on October 18, 2009, 03:49:06 PM
I was unaware of that particular site.  It has some great videos about the Yosupov family..  Well worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/user/lesYoussoupoff

That's the link.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 18, 2009, 04:34:28 PM
I think that is the channel of our very own Ashanti ;)
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on October 19, 2009, 05:09:38 PM
I think that is the channel of our very own Ashanti ;)

Yes, it's my little channel. :)

I just started with videos so it is still very amateurish. I'm very glad to hear Douglas and others have enjoyed the videos on there.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on October 19, 2009, 05:58:28 PM
yay ashanti! now everyone can watch the interview

it is a fantastic channel, really good work :)
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Belochka on October 20, 2009, 12:18:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKCQYHmAAc

Felix and Irina Interview in J'ai tuť Raspoutine / I Killed Rasputin  1967 film. In French but there's Russian translation over most of the view.

Many thanks for this treat.

Margarita   
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on November 01, 2009, 04:54:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHjycHMnZLo
Thanks to Maravilha from Foro Dinastias , the beginning of "I killed Rasputin' without the Russian voice over so you are able to hear Irina & Felix's voices clearly 
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on November 01, 2009, 05:45:57 PM
wow thank you so much ashanti!!
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on December 02, 2009, 01:30:12 AM

Video on the Yusupovs, or the Yusupov women I should say.

http://history-life.ru/post115654903

It's in Russian so hopefully someone can give me a summary of what they are talking about. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Ladytaksa on December 02, 2009, 03:52:21 PM
oh thank you for the video, ashanti! it's obvious that it was made with admiration. but, i think, there is nothing new for you there. it is said about excellent beauty of all women of the family, generosity and brilliant manners of Zenaide-jr and amorouosness of Zenaide, her grandmother.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: RHB on December 02, 2009, 11:58:19 PM
I noticed that in the "I Killed Rasputin" interview with Irina that he's wearing shades... did Felix go blind near the end of his life? just wondering is all...
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Ladytaksa on December 03, 2009, 08:00:41 AM
I noticed that in the "I Killed Rasputin" interview with Irina that he's wearing shades... did Felix go blind near the end of his life? just wondering is all...

oh, I have the same question!
and does anybody know what he exactly died from?
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: ashanti01 on December 03, 2009, 08:48:03 AM
I don't believe I have ever heard of a cause of death for Felix. I assumed it was of old age. In Christopher Dobson's book he wrote Felix had been in pain for some time when he fell into a coma and passed away. Greg King's book however only notes that Felix died peacefully in his sleep.

It's very possible his vision he may have been failing towards the ends. The glasses he wore in the Interview "I killed Rasputin" seemed to be wearing prescription glasses however I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Sasha_Katerina on December 03, 2009, 11:52:35 AM
i'm not positive about cause of death, but i have read in several books that Felix lost his sight at the end of his life. I believe that is why he always wore those sunglasses in the years before his death.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Romafan96 on August 19, 2012, 01:28:45 PM
I've managed to find a French interview which was conducted with Prince Felix and his wife, Irina in 1967 shortly before Felix's death. In it they both speak about their involvement in Rasputin's murder. It's riveting to say the least!

P.S Interview is entirely in French (the one which had subtitles has been taken down).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgBBl-ahE8w
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Ortipo on September 27, 2012, 06:32:42 PM
тяв!

I just came across this translation and thought I'd post.  Thank you Grand Duchess Anna!
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Interviewer: Prince Felix Yussupov, you killed Rasputin.

Felix: Yes.

Interviewer: How old are you, prince?

Felix: Nearly 80.

Interviewer: How old were you when you killed Rasputin?

Felix: 29.

Interviewer: Prince, did you belong to the Russian imperial family?

Felix: No, but my wife is Emperor Nicholas IIís niece.

Interviewer: Princess, were you aware of your husbandís plans?

Irina: Yes, I was aware.

Interviewer: Did you approve?

Irina: Yes.

Interviewer: Princess, itís been saidóitís been repeatedóthat you were a sort of bait that your husband used to lure Rasputin to your house on the night of the murder, is that right?

Irina: Thatís not true at all.

Interviewer: Why?

Irina: I wasnít even there. I wasnít even in St Petersburg, I was in the Crimea. (I canít make out exactly what the second sentence is but thatís the gist of it.)

Interviewer: Prince, in the twilight of your life, when you think back to Rasputin, how do you feel about him?

Felix: Disgusted.

Interviewer: Did you have a personal interest in the murder of Rasputin?

Felix: None.

Interviewer: Prince, if you were faced with the same decision, would you do it again?

Felix: Yes.

Interviewer: All your life, youíve refused to authorize films about your story. The films about Rasputin have been without your acknowledgment.And now for the first time, you have authorized our film, and for the first time you have appeared before cameras. Prince Yussupov, why?

Felix: Because the other films did not tell the true story.

Interviewer: The man who has just spoken to you, the man who killed Rasputinó that man will examine his memories.

Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: edubs31 on September 27, 2012, 06:52:35 PM
Ortipo thanks so much for this! I was very curious as to what was being said. When I originally watched the YouTube clip it sounded like the interviewer wouldn't shut up. Reading it now, since I understand very little French, it sounds more like a court room interrogation than an interview.

Pretty lame actually but I'm glad I can now understand what's being said.

Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: Ortipo on September 27, 2012, 07:21:21 PM
I wish there were more than a couple of minutes available.  Not only would I very much like to hear a first hand account of all the details of what occurred on that particular night, I'd also like to hear about the various meetings/dealings that Felix had with Rasputin that led to that night and the interviewer possibly asking Felix to confirm/deny the more implausible rumors that circulated regarding various members of the IF being present.  Hopefully the rest of the footage will become available sometime soon.
Title: Re: Yusupov videos/documentaries
Post by: edubs31 on September 27, 2012, 08:14:11 PM
I wish there were more than a couple of minutes available.  Not only would I very much like to hear a first hand account of all the details of what occurred on that particular night, I'd also like to hear about the various meetings/dealings that Felix had with Rasputin that led to that night and the interviewer possibly asking Felix to confirm/deny the more implausible rumors that circulated regarding various members of the IF being present.  Hopefully the rest of the footage will become available sometime soon.

Yes it would be nice to see but I'd also take it with a grain of salt. Yusspov's memory was undoubtedly very selective by this point in his life.