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Imperial Russia and Romanov Links => News Links => Topic started by: Inok Nikolai on December 25, 2019, 10:50:57 AM

Title: Robert Massie has died
Post by: Inok Nikolai on December 25, 2019, 10:50:57 AM

Perhaps I missed it elsewhere, but was it posted anywhere on the AP Forum that Robert Massie passed away?

Just in case it wasn't, here is Paul Gilbert's tribute.

http://tsarnicholas.org/2019/12/04/tribute-to-robert-k-massie-1929-2019/

Of course, a Google search will bring up many more obituaries.
I. N.
Title: Re: Robert Massie has died
Post by: CeridwenLynne on January 08, 2020, 09:40:07 AM
I'm so sad to hear this.  It was his book that got me really interested in the Romanovs and Russian history.  Nicholas and Alexandra is truly a must read for anyone interested in Russian history or the Royal families of Europe.
Title: Re: Robert Massie has died
Post by: LauraO on February 20, 2020, 01:37:40 PM
I only just saw this and the news must have totally skipped over me. I'm so sad to hear this, I must have first read Nicholas and Alexandra when I was 12 or 13 and it was always consistently important in my development on this subject.

It was such an important book for the way in changed both the popular and academic fields, bringing them together and sparking renewed interest in the subject of Russia's last imperial family and the world in which they lived. Writing subsequent works on Russian history, he continued to contribute to the field, even in the last ten years. I am particularly saddened that he died from complications with Alzheimers- I hope now he knows again what an important contribution he made.