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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Having Fun! => Topic started by: Margarita Markovna on June 25, 2006, 09:40:07 PM

Title: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Margarita Markovna on June 25, 2006, 09:40:07 PM
I've noticed lately that there are a lot of threads where something is posted and while it's nice, it's not really a conversation and only gets one or two replies and then just dies and floats to the bottom until someone bumps it back up with a "oh, that's nice" or whatever. I hope the mods approve of this thread, because I thought that this could be the little thread of Romanov non sequitors. If you have an interesting fun fact, random Romanov thought, have found something interesting, or whatever, just post it here instead of making a new topic for it and clogging the board! ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 26, 2006, 07:18:05 PM
That's a very good idea, IMO. And here's something I found interesting...isn't this Alix's friend, Lily Dehn(sp?)? I think Tatiana looks a lot like her. It would have been cool to have seen how much Tatiana looked like her as she grew old.

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/3618/10016191ni.th.jpg) (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10016191ni.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: grandduchess_42 on June 26, 2006, 09:01:05 PM
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That's a very good idea, IMO. And here's something I found interesting...isn't this Alix's friend, Lily Dehn(sp?)? I think Tatiana looks a lot like her. It would have been cool to have seen how much Tatiana looked like her as she grew old.

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/3618/10016191ni.th.jpg) (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10016191ni.jpg)

EW! your right... that is creepy!
great thread

when do you mostling think about the Romanovs?
i think about them when i'm out side in the summer.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on June 26, 2006, 10:01:48 PM
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That's a very good idea, IMO. And here's something I found interesting...isn't this Alix's friend, Lily Dehn(sp?)? I think Tatiana looks a lot like her. It would have been cool to have seen how much Tatiana looked like her as she grew old.

(http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/3618/10016191ni.th.jpg) (http://img467.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10016191ni.jpg)
I'm not sure who that is, but it does look strikingly like Tatiana. Where did you find that photo?

Here are some I'm sure are Lili, for comparison:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001398.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001398.jpg)(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001399.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001399.jpg)(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001404.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001404.jpg)(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001432.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001432.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001433.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001433.jpg)(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_1001434.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/1001434.jpg)(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/th_LiliDehn.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Friends/LiliDehn.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 26, 2006, 10:37:27 PM
Opps, I guess that isn't Lilly, then. I found it at Beineke. It was the largest album, the one with 90 pages. I think it was near the end.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Margarita Markovna on June 26, 2006, 10:50:11 PM
Whoever it is, she did look a lot like Tatiana! Are those albums labeled with dates or anything? If there was a general date we could read and see where letters and stuff mention visitors.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on June 27, 2006, 12:02:44 AM
Great topic Ritka! Probably the best ever.  ;D

I think of the Romanovs when I'm outside in the summer too Emily! Or whenever I'm outside in general! Outside is just a great place to think about them, I find!  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Princess_Olishka on June 27, 2006, 01:44:05 AM
I agree with Holly. This was a smart thing to do, Ritka. I agree with you and that people post threads that only end up being short and take up a lot of room in this Forum.

Great pictures, clockworkgirl! I believe that is Lili's child that the Empress is holding in her arms. Alexandra was a godmother to Lili's son and called him Titi, and "Titi" called Alexandra Aunt Baby.

And I think that that first picture would have been what Tatiana would have looked like at an older age.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 04, 2006, 06:35:40 PM
I'm making this a sticky.
There are so many new threads that are not needed. Great idea Ritka!!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 04, 2006, 06:40:13 PM
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I can't believe I haven't noticed THIS before.  In the movie, Elwood Blues gets into some trouble with the Russian Mafia....the film depicts them as Tsarist Loyalists, their headquarters is an abandoned embassy with crossed out Soviet flags and within are statues of the Tsars and at what appears to be an altar is a formal portrait of Nicky.   :o

Ye gotta see it to understand, I am horrible at explaining things ::)  

I have seen this flick too many times and cannot believe I missed it every time!  Just thought it was a fun topic to point out.  I know its a movie but is it for real?  The fact that a branch/cell of the Russian Mafia is loyal to the dynasty?   :-?

I just thought I would move this, before deleting the thread.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Margarita Markovna on July 07, 2006, 01:06:40 PM
Yay it's sticky!!

TheAce1918: which movie is that?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on July 07, 2006, 03:35:07 PM
Lol, I was trying to find this thread but didn't see it in the first 4 pages untill I looked at the very top... ::)

Anyways, me and my mom get this weekly paper type thing and it has facts and a crossword puzzle that we do.  Well in the crossword, #1 down was "Former Russian Rulers" ^_^  

And in then there's a 'Did You Know...' section and it says "What a present: Queen Victoria got a very unusual wedding gift when she married her cousin, Prince Albert, in 1840.  It was a half-ton cheese that had a diameter of over nine feet."

 ;D
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: grandduchess_42 on July 07, 2006, 05:14:08 PM
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Great topic Ritka! Probably the best ever.  ;D

I think of the Romanovs when I'm outside in the summer too Emily! Or whenever I'm outside in general! Outside is just a great place to think about them, I find!  :)

Yeah!
we used to have a hamoc... and when ever my family had other family over... it reminded me of them alot.
like this picture reminds me alot of my family!
(http://www.livadia.org/mashka/images/mashka1914_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TheAce1918 on July 09, 2006, 12:42:20 AM
God I want a hammock, but knowing me, I'll tumble out of it ;D ;D

Oh and Margarita...it was The Blues Brothers 2000...someone/thing deleted it. :-/  

Sticky? :-?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 09, 2006, 10:00:37 AM
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.someone/thing deleted it. :-/  
I'm a someone I assure you. Yeah, I did delete the thread so there won't be clutter, but moved the message here so it would not be deleted itself. I apologize that I forgot to put the title of the movie.

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Sticky? :-?
It means it stays at the top of the having fun page.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GD_Sasha on July 28, 2006, 11:44:40 AM
A bit of a silly question, but I've been wondering if the Romanovs (not just NAOTMAA but the Romanovs before them too) had court musicians. I don't remember reading about it anywhere. Anyone know? Thanks!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on July 28, 2006, 05:57:34 PM
I know there was a Balalaika orchestra on the Standart, but that's the extent of my knowledge on the subject of imperial musicians. Somewhere around here, there's a photo of Aleksei as a toddler on deck with the balalaika players.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on July 28, 2006, 10:16:53 PM
Seek and ye shall find!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/th_1026mm7.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Aleksei/1026mm7.jpg)

Thanks to clockworkgirl_21 for posting this on another thread. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GD_Sasha on July 30, 2006, 06:10:47 AM
Thanks so much, this really helps me! Thank you Sarushka! :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 30, 2006, 07:05:12 PM
I have a small question. Did TMAA ever visit France? All I know is Olga did, as a baby.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: marina on July 31, 2006, 07:37:30 PM
Yes, I remember seeing a photo of the family in Cherbourg in 1910 or something like that. I can find it.

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on July 31, 2006, 09:12:22 PM
Is this the one you're thinking of Marina?
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Abroad/th_familyfrance.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Abroad/familyfrance.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: marina on August 01, 2006, 05:14:12 PM
Exactly! Thank you.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Robert_Hall on August 01, 2006, 05:38:17 PM
GD Sasha-
Yes, they had GREAT court musicians, probably the best outside of Vienna.  Not only the Guards milirtary bands, but the Bolshoi and Mariinsky  were theirs. See King's  Last Court...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 06, 2006, 07:18:11 PM
Another question, anyone know which regiments Alix, Maria, and Anastasia had? Olga's and Tatiana's were on Livadia.org.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on August 06, 2006, 11:36:20 PM
Alexandra: 5th Alexandriysky Hussars
Anastasia: 148th Caspian Infantry


Still looking for Maria's...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on August 06, 2006, 11:40:45 PM
Found it! (Right after I posted, of course  ::))

Maria: 9th Kazansky Dragoons
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aussiechick12 on August 07, 2006, 12:55:30 AM
Thanks Sarushka - I didn't even know Anastasia and Maria had regiment!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: reashka on August 07, 2006, 06:09:37 AM
Does Anastasia has a picture with her regiment uniform? I know I've seen a picture of Marie but I haven't found one of Anastasia's.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: granduchess_leah on August 07, 2006, 06:42:33 AM
iv been searching for that picks aswell reashka but haven found it   >:( ;D :D
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on August 07, 2006, 07:51:22 AM
Does Anastasia has a picture with her regiment uniform? I know I've seen a picture of Marie but I haven't found one of Anastasia's.
I've never seen one of Anastasia, either, and I don't believe one exists. I think WWI prevented Anastasia from having the chance to perform her regimental duties. Here's a photo of her regimental badge:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_ANregimentalbadge.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/ANregimentalbadge.jpg)

These are the only 3 photos I've seen of Maria in her uniform:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_mashkauniform2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/mashkauniform2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_mashkauniform.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/mashkauniform.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_mashahorseback.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/mashahorseback.jpg)


Alix's Hussars uniform:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_AFAlekandriyskyHussars.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/AFAlekandriyskyHussars.jpg)

I've got a bunch of photos of Alix in uniform, but strangely, NOT in her Alekandriysky Hussars uniform. Looks more like Lancers to me:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_oaf8702fi.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/oaf8702fi.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_oaf7322xc.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/oaf7322xc.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_Alix4.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/Alix4.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_Alix3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/Alix3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_Alix2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/Alix2.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/th_Alix1.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Regimentals/Alix1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 07, 2006, 08:23:41 PM
Thanks, Sarushka. For your answer and the pictures. It's a shame one probably doesn't exist of Anastasia.  :-\
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ivan Komarov on August 20, 2006, 08:29:48 PM
To put it rather frankly, I didn't know those pictures existed.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: reashka on September 06, 2006, 03:11:29 AM
I've got a bunch of photos of Alix in uniform, but strangely, NOT in her Alekandriysky Hussars uniform. Looks more like Lancers to me:

Isn't Tatiana the Lancer one? Uhlan Lancers, did I get the name correctly? I may be wrong, though. :-\
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: marina on September 15, 2006, 10:27:28 AM
Coronation of tsar, video 2 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8924435945313999876&q=nicholas+II

Tsar inspect the soldiers, video 4 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3167929522633456886&q=nicholas+II
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 15, 2006, 10:55:49 AM
Coronation of tsar, video 2 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8924435945313999876&q=nicholas+II

Tsar inspect the soldiers, video 4 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3167929522633456886&q=nicholas+II
Those are terrific! I've seen bits and pieces of the coronation video, but never the whole thing strung together. And the inspection one is great -- you can see how enormous GD Nikolai Nikolaevich was compared to the tsar. Also, I think I spotted "Fat Orlov" in the beginning. The views of the family during the last minute or so are great!
Thanks!
 8)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 15, 2006, 10:57:42 AM
I've got a bunch of photos of Alix in uniform, but strangely, NOT in her Alekandriysky Hussars uniform. Looks more like Lancers to me:

Isn't Tatiana the Lancer one? Uhlan Lancers, did I get the name correctly? I may be wrong, though. :-\
Yes, you're right -- that's why I was surprised to see how similar Alix's uniform is to Tatiana's in those pictures.  ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on October 18, 2006, 07:16:00 PM
Here's a little question. I'm rereading Nicholas and Alexandra: A Lifelong Passion and have this to ask: What does Tatiana mean by a "chair?" She wrote...

1913
Tatiana to Alix-26 March-Tsarskoe Selo
My dearest darling Mama,
I just had a bath and before that a chair, so today I had two chairs. I hope you will sleep well my darling angel and that I will see you not in bed with a bad heart, but feeling well and in your sitting room.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on October 26, 2006, 09:49:19 PM
Coronation of tsar, video 2 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8924435945313999876&q=nicholas+II

Tsar inspect the soldiers, video 4 minutes:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3167929522633456886&q=nicholas+II

Wow! Thank you. I wish I could save these onto my computer, especially the last one. It was great to see Alexandra interacting with Alexei and Olga, Anastasia, and I think it was Maria in the back.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: RealAnastasia on October 30, 2006, 10:29:26 PM
I think that I can see Count Frederiks in the last video, and also "Nicolasha".

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ivan Komarov on October 31, 2006, 10:00:05 AM
After a long absence from AP, it struck my fancy the other day to search on deviantArt (my second home) for any type of Romanov-related works.  Granted, I found quite a lot that are hardly realistic, such as this comical inking of Rasputin - http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/) - and plenty that just happened to have the name in there, perhaps the artist's.  However, I did find one standout piece, actually a redraw from a video game (Shadow Hearts Covenant) that features the Princess Anastasia - granted, much younger than she actually would have been in 1914-1915 - but I believe her clothing is actually fairly accurate when rendered by the hand of ~alucard-fan...

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/)

And some other items of interest...

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/) - Run, Anastasia, Run, by ~Janne-Landet-Poetry

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/) - The Romanovs, by *MikeyBooch
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga_Anna on November 07, 2006, 07:55:52 PM
I found this little tribute for Olga Nicholaievna's 111th birthday. Cute!  :)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2AD8RwHMWkw&mode=related&search= (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2AD8RwHMWkw&mode=related&search=)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga_Anna on November 07, 2006, 08:25:23 PM
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/)

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/)

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/) - Run, Anastasia, Run, by ~Janne-Landet-Poetry

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/) - The Romanovs, by *MikeyBooch
Awsome artwork! I love the Anastasia poem.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on November 07, 2006, 09:02:33 PM
I found this little tribute for Olga Nicholaievna's 111th birthday. Cute!  :)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2AD8RwHMWkw&mode=related&search= (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2AD8RwHMWkw&mode=related&search=)
By our very own Holly!  :D

The final photo and quote are especially affecting.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Kaie Karadjordjevic on November 20, 2006, 07:15:47 AM
After a long absence from AP, it struck my fancy the other day to search on deviantArt (my second home) for any type of Romanov-related works.  Granted, I found quite a lot that are hardly realistic, such as this comical inking of Rasputin - http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33919169/) - and plenty that just happened to have the name in there, perhaps the artist's.  However, I did find one standout piece, actually a redraw from a video game (Shadow Hearts Covenant) that features the Princess Anastasia - granted, much younger than she actually would have been in 1914-1915 - but I believe her clothing is actually fairly accurate when rendered by the hand of ~alucard-fan...

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/33709487/)

And some other items of interest...

THE FIRST ANASTASIA IS A COPY OF HER FROM THE CARTOON FILM
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/41276473/) - Run, Anastasia, Run, by ~Janne-Landet-Poetry

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/ (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/35457090/) - The Romanovs, by *MikeyBooch
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on November 25, 2006, 09:47:43 PM
A Very Interesting Auction! (http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSIAN-IMPERIAL-LANCER-GUARDS-REGIMENT-UNIFORM-DRESS_W0QQitemZ110058335279QQihZ001QQcategoryZ69683QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
If only we had that kinda money sitting around!  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Margarita Markovna on December 05, 2006, 04:06:09 PM
Where was that $7000 I had just a minute ago?

Well, even if it's very expensive, at least we get to see pictures up close of the uniform like Tatiana wore for free  ;D
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 14, 2006, 02:22:27 PM
Since the Songs thread is long gone, I'm posting this here. Has anyone ever seen White Christmas, with Rosemary Clooney? The song "Sisters" fits Olga and Tatiana to a T.  ;D
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tatianolishka_ on December 14, 2006, 06:11:05 PM
It's a family tradition in my house. Watch it every year!
I think you might be right about that! Wow!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on December 14, 2006, 06:41:34 PM
Since the Songs thread is long gone, I'm posting this here. Has anyone ever seen White Christmas, with Rosemary Clooney? The song "Sisters" fits Olga and Tatiana to a T.  ;D
Just watched it on Monday with Grandma. 8)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on January 02, 2007, 09:11:37 PM
This could probably be answered with one post, so I'm putting it here. Why didn't Maria have any jewels on her when the IF was murdered?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: grandduchess_42 on January 02, 2007, 09:16:25 PM
she didn't?

why not?
where did you hear this?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tatianolishka_ on January 03, 2007, 01:11:43 PM
I could be wrong here, but I think it was because they only hid the jewels after N&A and Maria left. So she wasn't there. At least, that's what I've read in FOTR. Apparently there was a letter from Alexandra telling OTA to conceal the remaining jewels.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on January 04, 2007, 09:55:10 AM
This could probably be answered with one post, so I'm putting it here. Why didn't Maria have any jewels on her when the IF was murdered?
There's a whole thread on that question:
Maria without Jewels in Ipatiev House (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,1227.0.html)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Rodney_G. on February 05, 2007, 04:54:34 PM


clockworkgirl21

  I've often wondered about that "chair" reference myself! My thought was that it referred to a girl's having her hair elaborately combed by some other female while seated on a chair. In other words, a nice hair-styling and combing "sitting." or session. I think I'm right , but it's definitely only a guess.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 13, 2007, 08:55:59 PM
I have one question, and something else I just want to throw out there. Why didn't Tatiana have a 16th coming out party like Olga did? She turned 16 in 1913, which was before the war.

And something else, has anyone ever seen the Producers, the original or musical? I just love where Roger walks in the room with a dress on, and says he's supposed to be "the Grand Duchess Anastasia." I always laugh.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tatianolishka_ on February 24, 2007, 10:10:35 AM
Good question....Well, I think that Tatiana didn't have a "coming out" ball like Olga's because of the hubub for the Tecentenary. Balls here, parties there, etc. Then when 1914 rolled around, well, we all know what happened then...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TheAce1918 on March 15, 2007, 09:14:12 PM
Then when 1914 rolled around, well, we all know what happened then...

Boston won the World Series.   ;D 

Just kidding, I know full well what else happened that dark year.   :(
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tatianolishka_ on March 19, 2007, 03:56:32 PM
Whoo! Go Boston!   ;D

Can anyone tell me if the IF's pet's collars were actually Faberge?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on March 19, 2007, 06:38:06 PM
And something else, has anyone ever seen the Producers, the original or musical? I just love where Roger walks in the room with a dress on, and says he's supposed to be "the Grand Duchess Anastasia." I always laugh.

I've seen both movies!  Haha, I don't remember if he said it on the first one but on the second movie he's saying he looks more like the Chrysler building!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: reashka on March 24, 2007, 08:22:45 AM
8 May 1913

My darling sweet dear Papa!!!

I want to see you so much.  I have just finished my arithmetic lesson, I think I did quite well.  We are going to the nurses' school.  I am very glad.  Today is is rainy and very damp.  I am in Tatiana's room.  Tatiana and Olga are here.
When you see Boba, tell him I'm going to beat him again and that my hands are itching.

I'm trying very hard to breed worms, and Olga says I think, which isn't true.  When you come I am going to bathe in your bath.  I hope you haven't forgotten the story I told you during our walk.

I am sitting picking my nose with my left hand.  Olga wanted to biff [smack] me one but I escaped her swinish hand.  When you come I will meet you at the station.  Be happy and healthy.

A big squeeze to your hand and face.  Thinking of you.  Love you always, everywhere.

Anastasia


Question: Who is Boba?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: reashka on March 28, 2007, 03:41:02 AM
Another question (rather silly, I guess). Did the girls (at least OT) ever plucked their eyebrows? LOL, because on some pictures (close up) I noticed that their brows looked as if it was plucked? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on March 29, 2007, 03:03:07 PM
Quote
Another question (rather silly, I guess). Did the girls (at least OT) ever plucked their eyebrows? LOL, because on some pictures (close up) I noticed that their brows looked as if it was plucked? :rolleyes:

There's been many threads about body hair.  :D I think it was likely they did pluck or shave at least a little. Especially for formal photos. They wouldn't look exactly formal with thick eyebrows or hairy pits.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TheAce1918 on March 29, 2007, 07:58:26 PM
Quote
Another question (rather silly, I guess). Did the girls (at least OT) ever plucked their eyebrows? LOL, because on some pictures (close up) I noticed that their brows looked as if it was plucked? :rolleyes:

There's been many threads about body hair.  :D I think it was likely they did pluck or shave at least a little. Especially for formal photos. They wouldn't look exactly formal with thick eyebrows or hairy pits.

Oh man, now that is an off image.  :o
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on March 31, 2007, 08:58:19 PM
There's been many threads about body hair.  :D I think it was likely they did pluck or shave at least a little. Especially for formal photos. They wouldn't look exactly formal with thick eyebrows or hairy pits.

Eyebrows are one thing, but I certainly can't think of a single photo in which underarm hair would have half a chance of showing...
 ::)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aussiechick12 on April 17, 2007, 10:49:17 PM
I need a few things dated for me, could someone help?

(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/th_ImperialFamily1.jpg) (http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/ImperialFamily1.jpg)  (http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/th_HUGEfamilypic.jpg) (http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/HUGEfamilypic.jpg)  (http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/th_332od.jpg) (http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e182/aussiechick12/Undated/332od.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on April 18, 2007, 05:25:46 PM
L to R:

1913, 1910, 1915 (or 1916 -- I'll have to double check to be sure)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on April 22, 2007, 11:34:49 AM
L to R:

1913, 1910, 1915 (1915--I think that one was taken in 1915)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GrandDuchess_2011 on April 27, 2007, 06:07:46 PM
ftp://http://www.home.earthlink.net/~alexofdenmark/
I found this site while looking pics of the romanovs. It's wierd IMHO. Your thoughts? Click on 'The DNA connection.' They seem to say that Stalin was the person that ordered their execution! Stalin wasn't until the 1940-50's, right?
P.S. Even if Alix was the daughter of this queen, she wouldn't be princess of wales. Only the wife of the prince of wales is the princess of wales. ;D Just sayin'! This site is full of factual errors!  ::) Will they ever learn?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Natasya on April 29, 2007, 04:08:58 PM
Yeah, that is weird.....
And Stalin was after Lenin died, 1930's and 40's, and they seem to say that because the Romanovs were killed, it gave Stalin power and caused him to be a murderer. Again, that site is weird!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GrandDuchess_2011 on May 03, 2007, 08:39:56 PM
Ya... Just like those people who claim Alexei escaped to Area 51... Now THAT is weird.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on May 14, 2007, 05:14:49 PM
None of that stuff is true it is a fake those pictures are not of the same person. Those are other people trying to pretend to be members of the family. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Missy-T on May 22, 2007, 09:52:26 AM
I was wondering.. everyone calls the grand duchesses OTMA, and a lot of books, sites etc say that they signed their letters and stuff with it. But I actually never saw it anywhere! Someone knows more about it?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TheAce1918 on May 22, 2007, 10:22:49 AM
There are a couple of photos of letters, postcards, and telegrams with that signature on it.  I believe that some of these photos were posted somewhere on here.  If not, a good example is Louis Mountbatten's book Mountbatten: Eighty Years in Pictures
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on May 29, 2007, 09:00:54 AM
I just the other day ran across a poem composed to "OTMA" by Pyotr Petrovich in 1910. It's on page 90 of Nicholas II: The Imperial Family (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=20). Unfortunately, I can't scan the image without breaking the binding of the book....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 12, 2007, 12:14:55 AM
How do you write (well, type) OTMAA's full names in Russian? I've found Russian sites have good pictures if you care to blindly click around.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on June 12, 2007, 07:07:14 AM
In if you don't want to convert your keyboard back and forth, got to Word and click on "Insert" then "symbol." Choose the "WP CyrillicA" font and click the letters you need one by one. Here are the spellings to copy:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/cyrillic.jpg (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/cyrillic.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on June 12, 2007, 10:35:59 AM
Did they realy write those signatures !?  :o
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Natasya on June 12, 2007, 07:11:14 PM
To me it looks like they were all written by the same person.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on June 12, 2007, 09:41:39 PM
Did they realy write those signatures !?  :o

Nope, that's all MY handwriting. :D

I think I've got all their signatures, if you want them....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: grandduchess_42 on June 12, 2007, 09:46:44 PM
Did they realy write those signatures !?  :o

Nope, that's all MY handwriting. :D

I think I've got all their signatures, if you want them....

YES PLEASE!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on June 13, 2007, 08:16:37 AM
Did they realy write those signatures !?  :o

Nope, that's all MY handwriting. :D

I think I've got all their signatures, if you want them....
Please I want to see them !!!! ;D Nice Russian handwritting Sarushka it looks pretty !!!?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on June 14, 2007, 08:10:52 AM
In English:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_otmatoalix1915.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/otmatoalix1915.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_alixsig.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/alixsig.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_NicholasII_1901_1.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/NicholasII_1901_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on June 14, 2007, 08:16:54 AM
Thanks Sarushka !!! There signatures looks nice. Otma and Alix look so pretty. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Greenowl on June 14, 2007, 08:26:01 AM
Thanks Sarushka! Those signatures are fascinating, especially Olga's.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on June 14, 2007, 10:45:20 AM
In Russian:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_russ-sig.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/russ-sig.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on June 14, 2007, 10:48:15 AM
In Russian too cool it looks even better I wish I could read it but it is in cyrillic symbols !!! :) Still nice work they did on their signatures I love Maria and Anastasia's handwritting is so pretty.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: s.v.markov on June 20, 2007, 09:29:26 AM
The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are coming around again, and it's good to see that 'Team Romanov' has put out a strong squad again. All that practising at Livadia obviously pays off.  Led by Nikolai (Davydenko) in the Men's Singles, the team also features Olga (Poutchkova and Savchuk),  Tatiana (Golovin, Malek, Perebiynis, Poutchek), Maria (Kirilenko, Sharapova) and Anastasoa (Myskina, Rodionova) in the Women's event. My money's on Maria (Sharapova).  Aleksandra (Wozniak) is also on the team-sheet, but I expect she'll be poorly on the day and have to withdraw. Even Alex (Bogdanovich) has put in an entry in the Junior Boys Tournament.  Wish them all good luck!
Title: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 05, 2007, 06:34:42 AM
I've read that their camp cots didn't have any pillows, and that their camp cots had small, hard pillows. Anyone know which is correct?

And if they had no pillows, that isn't very comfortable at all! Everytime I sleep without a pillow, I wake up with a stiff neck or headache, or both! Kind of mean of Nicholas and Alexandra, considering they had a comfortable bed and pillows to themselves.
Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: Sarushka on December 05, 2007, 06:59:24 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Little%20Pair/th_faceanastasiafaketeeth1915.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Little%20Pair/faceanastasiafaketeeth1915.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_Olgainbed.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/Olgainbed.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/th_OlgaTatianasbedroombeds.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Alexander%20Palace/OlgaTatianasbedroombeds.jpg)


Sure looks to me like they used pillows!

Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 05, 2007, 08:36:16 AM
Thanks Sarushka. I never even thought of checking pictures.

Is Olga sick in the middle one? She's in a normal bed.
Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: Sarushka on December 05, 2007, 03:32:33 PM
Yes, that's from when she had measles, but she is actually in her camp cot. You can tell by the striped fabric on the headboard behind the pillows.
Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 05, 2007, 08:30:10 PM
thats my favorite picture of olga!
did she really need about six pillows?
for measles?

so in the other one.. is marie in the same cot?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on December 06, 2007, 07:07:40 PM
Is there a different type of curtsy in Russia, weird question I know! LOL!  :)

So, can anybody answer this one? ;)
Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: Holly on December 09, 2007, 12:32:50 PM
thats my favorite picture of olga!
did she really need about six pillows?
for measles?

so in the other one.. is marie in the same cot?
Yeah, I think Maria is sleeping in her cot in that picture. You can tell from the stripes.
Title: Re: OTMAA...pillows or no pillows?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on December 09, 2007, 03:35:51 PM
thanks holly!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on December 11, 2007, 02:10:42 PM
Does anybody know a good link that could show me some of the personal belongings of OTMA?

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: rosieposie on December 20, 2007, 01:37:45 AM
There is a few links, I have pics of OTMA's child summer dresses and also views of their court dress.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on December 23, 2007, 04:56:06 PM
Where was Tatiana shot?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 25, 2007, 01:32:31 AM
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Where was Tatiana shot?

Warning: gruesome...

She was shot through the back of the head, facing Olga. In FOTR, Olga was said to have been splattered with Tatiana's blood. (Reading that kind of made me feel sick. As if seeing your family die wasn't enough.)

---

I just wanted to tell everyone that my dad bought me this Rasputin figure for Christmas. It's from some sort of series of *crazy people* action figures. It's based off the "mad monk" idea of Rasputin, but it's still cool. I'll post pictures sometime.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on December 26, 2007, 12:55:53 PM
Thanks for the reply...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Helen_Azar on December 26, 2007, 06:04:39 PM

I just wanted to tell everyone that my dad bought me this Rasputin figure for Christmas. It's from some sort of series of *crazy people* action figures. It's based off the "mad monk" idea of Rasputin, but it's still cool. I'll post pictures sometime.

Is it this one? (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/helenazar/rasputin-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Belochka on December 26, 2007, 06:24:50 PM
Quote
Where was Tatiana shot?

Warning: gruesome...

She was shot through the back of the head, facing Olga. In FOTR, Olga was said to have been splattered with Tatiana's blood. (Reading that kind of made me feel sick. As if seeing your family die wasn't enough.)

Do not accept that FOTR's description is based on sound evidence.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Belochka on December 26, 2007, 06:29:45 PM

I just wanted to tell everyone that my dad bought me this Rasputin figure for Christmas. It's from some sort of series of *crazy people* action figures. It's based off the "mad monk" idea of Rasputin, but it's still cool. I'll post pictures sometime.

Is it this one? (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/helenazar/rasputin-1.jpg)

How pathetic! High time that everone began to understand that Rasputin was not the ogre that historians in the West and commercial enterprises enjoy portraying him to be.

Margarita
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on December 26, 2007, 08:19:35 PM
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Do not accept that FOTR's description is based on sound evidence.

That's why I gave the source, and "was said to." We can never be sure of what happened that night.

Quote
How pathetic! High time that everone began to understand that Rasputin was not the ogre that historians in the West and commercial enterprises enjoy portraying him to be.

Yes, but I still love my present.  :-X Anything "Romanovy" is cool to me.

What's the most correct date to celebrate birthdays? For example, what date should Olga's to celebrated, the 15th or 16th, if you wanted to be as close as possible to her birthday?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on December 28, 2007, 08:17:37 AM
What's the most correct date to celebrate birthdays? For example, what date should Olga's to celebrated, the 15th or 16th, if you wanted to be as close as possible to her birthday?

November 16th.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on January 03, 2008, 12:11:02 PM
I know the Romanov's had many palaces/homes...but how many was there all together?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GalleryGuy on January 13, 2008, 11:46:01 PM
Here is a sample of 3D sculptures of Romanov period by artist-historian George Stuart. He has created more than 30 Historical Figures of the period.
Please see - http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com/russiafigures.php

Enjoy!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2199/2191007785_29bfb67a4d.jpg?v=0)


 
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Stasie on January 18, 2008, 08:01:36 PM
I was surfing youtube and came across this film of Nicholas II in color!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGGlkPFqZY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGGlkPFqZY)



Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on January 18, 2008, 08:38:15 PM
Interesting, but I think it's just been colorized. That can be done to a video, it just takes a very long time.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 05, 2008, 04:34:48 AM
(http://www.operajaponica.org/graphics/photos/america/losangeles/lanickalex/lanicalex2.jpg)

I have found this and didn´t know where to put it:) It is Imperial family as presented in American opera (sounds terryfing :-\) Nicolas and Alexandra.

(clockwise starting bottom right), Terri Hill as Maria, Jessica Rivera as Anastasia, Rodney Gilfry as Nicholas, Margaret Thompson as Olga, Jonathan Price as Alexis, Michelle Fournier as Tatiana and Nancy Gustafson as Alexandra (center)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Antie on February 11, 2008, 02:22:45 PM
Quote
Where was Tatiana shot?

Warning: gruesome...

She was shot through the back of the head, facing Olga. In FOTR, Olga was said to have been splattered with Tatiana's blood. (Reading that kind of made me feel sick. As if seeing your family die wasn't enough.)

Do not accept that FOTR's description is based on sound evidence.

Do we know of a more reliable account of Tatiana's destruction?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on February 18, 2008, 03:11:43 PM
Hello,

I found some wax figures from the Yalta Museum of the Romanovs based on the 1913 portrait. They're not amazing but they're the most realistic ones I've seen.
Anastasia is the best looking by far. I couldn't believe it!! Maria isn't too bad either.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385946-The_Romanovs_family-Yalta.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385946-The_Romanovs_family-Yalta.jpg) < The whole family.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385948-Alexandra_Feodorovna_Empres.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385948-Alexandra_Feodorovna_Empres.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385947-Nikolay_II_Romanov_the_last.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385947-Nikolay_II_Romanov_the_last.jpg) < Nicholas and Alexandra

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385949-Daughters-Yalta.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385949-Daughters-Yalta.jpg) < Olga and Tatiana.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385952-Olga_Romanova-Yalta.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385952-Olga_Romanova-Yalta.jpg) < Maria.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385950-Tsarevich_Alexey-Yalta.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385950-Tsarevich_Alexey-Yalta.jpg) < Alexei.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385951-Anastasia_Romanova-Yalta.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/3385951-Anastasia_Romanova-Yalta.jpg) < Anastasia.



Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Helen_Azar on February 18, 2008, 03:20:34 PM
These aren't bad, although Alexei does not look like himself at all. The one of Maria is pretty good. Thanks for posting, Holly.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on February 20, 2008, 04:49:31 PM
Do we know of a more reliable account of Tatiana's destruction?

FOTR does contain some errors, but to my knowledge no one has disputed the information regarding the execution. Certainly caution is called for in light of the known errors, but IMO this source should not be dismissed in its entirety.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Nala on February 23, 2008, 08:54:55 PM
I was just reading about Victoria Melita and was fascinated to find out that she is of higher birth than Alix.

VM’s grandfather was a Tsar and her uncle and her father the son of Queen Victoria…

Anyway this led me to realize (albeit belatedly)  just HOW much the Royal families of Europe are inter married..

My god almost everyone is a first cousin of Alix & Nicholas lol

Just for fun I was wondering if anyone with much more knowledge than me in these matters could compile a uncle cousin aunt list?

Or however it can be done..does not have to be a list

Family trees I find can get a bit complicated

Or

Has this already been done? LoL


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 24, 2008, 05:34:19 PM
Anyone ever watch an older show called Mission: Impossible? I don't really like it, so I didn't watch all of it, but one show had a "holy man" that was secretly making a duchess sick and then curing her, so she'd think he was magical and he's have more influence over the duchy. One of the theories was that Rasputin was making Aleksey sick so he could cure him in front of Alix. The holy man looked just like Rasputin, and the duchess looked exactly like Alix in Nicholas and Alexandra.
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Post by: Antie on February 24, 2008, 05:46:53 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_3385949-Daughters-Yalta.jpg[/img]

Tatiana looks like she has quite an Adam's apple.
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 27, 2008, 07:03:34 PM
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7421/alekbed2ql0.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=alekbed2ql0.jpg)
There's something I've always wondered about this picture. I think you can see Aleksey's bed, but what is that on the sides? It looks a lot like a crib.
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Post by: GDLynn on February 27, 2008, 08:38:00 PM
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7421/alekbed2ql0.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=alekbed2ql0.jpg)
There's something I've always wondered about this picture. I think you can see Aleksey's bed, but what is that on the sides? It looks a lot like a crib.

it is a crib. back in the 20's when the palace was first opened to the public. they put the children's cribs in place of the beds (seeing as the children took their camp beds with them to Tobolsk and Yekaterinburg and never returned to the palace.) this picture was probably taken around that time, you can tell because, 1. the crib. and 2. all of the icons are out for show. it's the same way in N&A room....they put all the icon on the wall behind their bed for people to see. 

Lynn
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Post by: Natasya on March 03, 2008, 09:00:30 PM
This is so annoying it's almost funny.
I came across a website (something like channel4.com) and they have historical things. One was something on Nicholas II, George V, and Wilhelm II. They used a picture for both Nicholas and George, one where they're in England (Cowes?) standing together. On Georges section, though, they circled Nicholas, and vice versa.

And this seems to be a pretty professional website, too.
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Post by: GDLynn on March 04, 2008, 03:14:38 PM
I found I REALLY good drawling of Anastasia online today!!! Here (http://babailov.homestead.com/ANASTASIA.html) by Igor Babailov...

Lynn
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Post by: GDLynn on March 04, 2008, 03:18:22 PM
This is so annoying it's almost funny.
I came across a website (something like channel4.com) and they have historical things. One was something on Nicholas II, George V, and Wilhelm II. They used a picture for both Nicholas and George, one where they're in England (Cowes?) standing together. On Georges section, though, they circled Nicholas, and vice versa.

And this seems to be a pretty professional website, too.

I found it! http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/t-z/threekings02.html (http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/t-z/threekings02.html) it is funny!

Lynn
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Post by: Natasya on March 04, 2008, 08:03:14 PM
Funny, but sad (in the way someone could hastely be researching a project and completely mix up the two).
And the picture you found...it's fantastic!
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Post by: grandduchess_42 on March 04, 2008, 08:45:46 PM
I found I REALLY good drawling of Anastasia online today!!! Here (http://babailov.homestead.com/ANASTASIA.html) by Igor Babailov...

Lynn

thats absolutely amazing!
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Post by: Sarushka on March 05, 2008, 08:19:26 AM
Funny, but sad (in the way someone could hastely be researching a project and completely mix up the two).

You'd be surprised: At George V's wedding, Nicholas was apparently mistaken for the groom more than once!
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Post by: Nala on March 07, 2008, 06:32:59 AM
the drawing of Anastasia is absolutely beautiful

i wish i could draw like that
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on March 10, 2008, 10:56:42 PM
If this had a thread by itself, it probably wouldn't be very long, so I'll put it here.

Anastasia wrote to Nicholas in 1915, thanking him for allowing her to use his bath. Then she writes that she and Maria splashed each other and played around in the water. Fourteen and sixteen is a little old for two siblings to be bathing together, even if they're both girls. Then again, they lived in a different time, and maybe weren't too shy around their own sisters. Or maybe they wore bathing suits, since they were playing around to have fun, and not to get clean? I'm hoping we can be mature about this, anyway.  ;D
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Post by: anna11 on March 11, 2008, 01:12:38 AM
Well otma hadn't grown up in what you'd call a 'normal' environment. The sister's were pretty much all to each other in terms of companions, an probably weren't so shy because they couldn't really hide anything. Or maybe they did wear bathing suits.

And how old is 'a little too old' varies greatly from family to family. Some families aren't shy at all even in adulthood about each other's bodies.
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Post by: Sarushka on March 11, 2008, 08:35:12 AM
I think the IF may have felt a little differently about nudity than we do today. Alexandra was very modest, but remember that the grand duchesses'  photo albums contain photos of their father and brother swimming nude. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the girls were accustomed to nudity amongst themselves while dressing and bathing.
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Post by: Ally Kumari on April 07, 2008, 08:52:03 AM
Anyone actually knows where this is? (really impressive Imust say!)

(http://lh4.google.ru/raeadhani/RnngHhdoPRI/AAAAAAAAADc/4AH70PflBXI/Romanovs%20-%20Summer%20Palace.JPG.jpg?imgmax=512)
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on April 09, 2008, 05:58:00 PM
This is cool!:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/LA_princess_03/1304609583_0fbc4c0bff.jpg
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on April 26, 2008, 02:24:16 PM
What was the length of Tatiana's hair around the time she died?

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Post by: Sarushka on April 26, 2008, 03:28:18 PM
Probably somewhere between her chin and her shoulders, based on letters she wrote in early 1918 and the recollections of Isa Buxhoeveden.
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on April 26, 2008, 06:37:51 PM
Thanks a lot! :) ;)

Bye,Tatianochka. :)
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on May 20, 2008, 06:51:38 PM
What was the age for drinking when the girls(OTMA) were alive?
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Post by: halen on May 20, 2008, 07:38:20 PM
I'm not sure if there was a specific legal drinking age in Imperial Russia. If you are interested in Russian culture and drinking read Orlando Figes's Natasha's Dance; A Cultural History of Russia, or, his other book...A People's Tragedy: Russian Revolution 1891-1922.

Nicholas introduced prohibition in 1914, so it was illegal to drink...that said...we all know how well prohibition works...

Louise

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on May 21, 2008, 04:43:27 PM
I'm just thinking were the girls at all aloud to drink?
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Post by: Sarushka on May 21, 2008, 06:34:30 PM
They certainly drank wine. It was considered medicinal.  John Trewin's book The House of Special Purpose (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=9) includes Gibbes's memories of drinking the last two bottles of wine with OTAA before their transfer to Tobolsk. They hid the bottles under the table to keep Rodionov from realizing what they were up to!
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on May 23, 2008, 09:21:10 AM
Did the girls have main horses that they rode? For fun and for their regiments? What colour were they and did they have names?
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Post by: nena on May 23, 2008, 02:09:31 PM
OTMA have horses for regimentals, of course. NII kept them, he loved horses. Newfound grave was disovered(of horses) which belonged to Last Tsar.
Probably dark colour, black, or dark brown.  ;)
This (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Pisma%20i%20umetnost/23f264d1.jpg) one is very interesting pic. Anyone know where?
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Post by: GDLynn on June 11, 2008, 08:41:27 AM
Look at this Painting I found!

(http://image.dek-d.com/9/650519/t_11331258.jpg)

Lynn
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Post by: nena on June 11, 2008, 02:48:06 PM
Good find!
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Post by: Holly on June 14, 2008, 08:18:59 PM
Look at this Painting I found!
(http://image.dek-d.com/9/650519/t_11331258.jpg)

I believe that brooch is painted by the same person who painted another brooch of mine that is of Anastasia from the 1911 formals. It's very pretty and painted on mother-of-pearl so the colors are even prettier in the light.
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on June 29, 2008, 06:29:07 PM
How do you get access to anything at GARF or in the Russian Archives?
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Post by: Sarushka on June 29, 2008, 06:31:05 PM
I believe you may have to actually go to GARF to access the material. Raegan probably knows more about it -- she did a substantial amount of research there.
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Post by: Condecontessa on June 30, 2008, 12:41:05 PM
Do you have to be "somebody" to go to GARF? I'm sorry, I know this is off-topic.
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Post by: Sarushka on June 30, 2008, 03:21:52 PM
I don't think so, but again, Raegan would know better than I. I'm mostly going by what she's said recently.
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on July 09, 2008, 08:42:52 AM
This may be a silly question but, was there Halloween in the time of OTMA in Russia? :)
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Post by: nena on July 09, 2008, 09:05:34 AM
No....Orthodox Church don't know for Halloween
But---honestly july 1918 was real Halloween.
Romanov style,Tsarskoe, cellar, painting:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_push-no-parad_007.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/push-no-parad_007.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_poster.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/poster.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_alexis_mom.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/alexis_mom.jpg)



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Post by: matushka on July 10, 2008, 03:54:01 PM
You certainly have to be someone to go to GARF. I was not in GARF but I accessed to the Leninskaya Biblioteka and his archive. It was quite a big deal; I needed some autorisations, letters of my professors and so on. In GARF, I think you can have free access to the catalogue (only show your passport and a letter in which you explain wwhat do you want) but to work you need more. And it is normal. Imagine that every Romanov fan girl in the world will come and ask to read and have in hand the original of Olga or Tatiana's diaries. I ask you: what will stay of those precious documents in a few years!! Hope Reagan will quickly publish the result of her search.
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Post by: Amanda_Misha on July 10, 2008, 08:39:47 PM
A question:
The Romanov family sometimes it saw a soccer game?
Thanks for the answer

Greetings to all :)  
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Post by: nena on July 10, 2008, 08:43:03 PM
I don't know. It might be. Why not? I have never heard it.
Anyone knows? (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)
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Post by: Sarushka on July 10, 2008, 09:03:27 PM
Hmmm.... I don't think I've ever heard of the IF going to any kind of sports event.
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Post by: EmmyLee on July 10, 2008, 09:10:07 PM
They certainly drank wine. It was considered medicinal.  John Trewin's book The House of Special Purpose (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=9) includes Gibbes's memories of drinking the last two bottles of wine with OTAA before their transfer to Tobolsk. They hid the bottles under the table to keep Rodionov from realizing what they were up to!

Ha! I think I'm going to have to head up to the library tomorrow and read this. I've only ever skimmed it for the photos. What a fun little tidbit.
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Post by: nena on July 10, 2008, 09:13:38 PM
I think IF visited gymnastic games at St-Petersburg, in 1911........
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Post by: Lalee on July 10, 2008, 09:14:49 PM
They certainly drank wine. It was considered medicinal.  John Trewin's book The House of Special Purpose (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=9) includes Gibbes's memories of drinking the last two bottles of wine with OTAA before their transfer to Tobolsk. They hid the bottles under the table to keep Rodionov from realizing what they were up to!

Ha! I think I'm going to have to head up to the library tomorrow and read this. I've only ever skimmed it for the photos. What a fun little tidbit.

Does anyone know what this wine was called?
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Post by: Sarushka on July 11, 2008, 07:01:36 AM
Nope. I don't think Trewin ever identifies it. You might try Giliiard -- I believe the incident first appeared in his memoirs.
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Post by: EmmyLee on July 11, 2008, 01:24:47 PM
Speaking of wine, I was skimming through Volkov's memoirs (Chapter 16) just now and happened upon this incident in Tobolsk: "Along with the other personal effects Makarov had sent out from Tsarskoe Selo, some St. Raphael wine had come as it was prescribed by the doctors as necessary for the children. When Nikolski learned about the wine, at first he permitted the bottles in the house, then he had them reloaded onto a cart, taken down to the river and there smashed them all with an axe. (The Emperor wrote, in his diary, on that day, September 23, that this was all done out of stupid brutality. ed note by ES in original.)"
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Post by: EmmyLee on July 11, 2008, 05:30:17 PM
I found this on Youtube. Does anyone know what movie it's from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSBOPa8uzb0&feature=related
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Post by: Lalee on July 11, 2008, 08:44:13 PM
Speaking of wine, I was skimming through Volkov's memoirs (Chapter 16) just now and happened upon this incident in Tobolsk: "Along with the other personal effects Makarov had sent out from Tsarskoe Selo, some St. Raphael wine had come as it was prescribed by the doctors as necessary for the children. When Nikolski learned about the wine, at first he permitted the bottles in the house, then he had them reloaded onto a cart, taken down to the river and there smashed them all with an axe. (The Emperor wrote, in his diary, on that day, September 23, that this was all done out of stupid brutality. ed note by ES in original.)"

So the name of the wine is certainly St. Raphael's?

I found this on Youtube. Does anyone know what movie it's from?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSBOPa8uzb0&feature=related

I think it is from the 1970s BBC series "The Fall of The Eagles".
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Post by: nena on July 12, 2008, 06:55:56 AM
Isn't it  movie Rasputin from 1966?
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Post by: Lalee on July 12, 2008, 07:47:12 PM
I don't think so. Here is the movie poster for Fall of Eagles. It was made in 1974. You see, Nicholas and Alexandra look exactly like the ones in the video clip.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H4H90V57L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

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Post by: EmmyLee on July 13, 2008, 12:44:25 AM
Thanks, Ferah. And about the wine, I wouldn't say that the name of the wine was certainly St. Raphael's. There is the possibility, I suppose, but I was mainly just using that excerpt as another example of the IF and wine.
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Post by: Lalee on July 15, 2008, 04:42:38 AM
You're welcome EmmyLee and thank you!

I have a question: Does anybody have any correspondance between Alix and her brother and sisters? I find it interesting that I never come across any in full, and I've only read small excerpts..
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Post by: GDLynn on July 23, 2008, 01:19:26 PM
Found this one Youtube.

The Romanov Funeral
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbIjFuepKZA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYhSJHI0DAM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0LP0y3KFeY&feature=related

Lynn
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on July 24, 2008, 06:33:21 PM
What kind of books and magazines did OTMA read? :)
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Post by: nena on July 24, 2008, 06:37:50 PM
Novels by famous Russian writers, I am guessing......
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Post by: Sarushka on July 24, 2008, 08:57:23 PM
Maria was fond of a book called The Rosary, by Florence L. Barclay. You can read the full text on Project Gutenberg.

Among Olga's possessions found at the Ipatiev house was a copy of The Princess and the Goblin, given to her by her aunt Irene in 1903.
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Post by: XJaseyRaeX on July 25, 2008, 12:21:35 AM
well since this is Romanov style
i thought i would share the dresses i created using some of the pictures of OTMA lol
mind you some these two were my first attempts

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/summer08001.jpg)
 i made this one my sophmore year of high school
this is how it actually looks on a child lol (my godmother's grand daughter fit the dress perfectly!)
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/summer08007.jpg)

and here's the second one i made
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e386/mashka1899/summer08002.jpg)


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Post by: Lalee on July 25, 2008, 01:34:50 AM
What kind of books and magazines did OTMA read? :)

I think Anastasia was also very fond of a story/play called The Millionaire Girl.

I think Olga also read Les Miserables and The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame. Among possessions found at Ekaterinburg there also happened to be L'Aiglon, which was a story about Napolean II (I don't know if it was fiction or a biography). I also believe that Alix owned a copy of The Secret Garden, and it wouldn't be surprising if Olga read it, because she was regularly taking books from her mother's shelf and enjoyed reading very much.

I don't know about any magazines in particular, but Tatiana (who was very into fashion) enjoyed reading fashion magazines. She wasn't as fond of reading as Olga was, but she still did read a lot and I've read that she liked romance novels (pretty much exactly like her mother, IMO!).

So obviously the girls read a lot of fictional work. You can also check out the List of Yekaterinburg Items (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/yelist.html) page here at the AP and you will come across some books.
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Post by: Holly on July 25, 2008, 05:12:54 AM
That little girl looks soooooo adorable in that dress! They're gorgeous!!

As for books, I remember them mentioning other titles like, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, stories by Chekhov, War and Peace, Little Women, stories by Turgenev (hope I spelled that right), lots of classic literature and some of those syrupy novels of the time. Basically, if one of the girls read it, you can be pretty sure that the rest of them read it as well.

I've never seen Anastasia mentioning liking The Millionaire Girl in particular anywhere. I've only read that on the My Name is Anastasia site. But she did find Turgenev's stories interesting. I've also read that the girls read National Geographic Magazine occasionally.
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Post by: Lalee on July 25, 2008, 06:20:37 AM
I've never seen Anastasia mentioning liking The Millionaire Girl in particular anywhere. I've only read that on the My Name is Anastasia site.

May I ask, who is Turgenev and what kind of stories did he/she write?

Maybe you're right, Holly. I haven't read from Anastasia's own correspondance of her mentioning/favouring The Millionaire Girl, but I did read it on the My Name Is Anastasia site. Although, I have read somebody mentioning the book in a letter or diary entry - I think it may have been either Nikolai or one of the girls?
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Post by: nena on July 25, 2008, 07:43:53 AM
May I ask, who is Turgenev and what kind of stories did he/she write?
He, Here you go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Turgenev (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)


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Post by: Lalee on July 25, 2008, 08:15:26 AM
May I ask, who is Turgenev and what kind of stories did he/she write?
He, Here you go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Turgenev (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)




Thank you very much! :)
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Post by: Sarushka on July 25, 2008, 08:20:51 AM
Among possessions found at Ekaterinburg there also happened to be L'Aiglon, which was a story about Napolean II (I don't know if it was fiction or a biography).

L'Aignon is a play. You can read it in full on Google Books.
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Post by: Lalee on July 25, 2008, 08:49:00 AM
Among possessions found at Ekaterinburg there also happened to be L'Aiglon, which was a story about Napolean II (I don't know if it was fiction or a biography).

L'Aignon is a play. You can read it in full on Google Books.

Thank you too, Sarushka! I will definitely read it! :)
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Post by: nena on July 26, 2008, 10:46:46 AM
Already posted in Art by Romanov Fans III, but here's again---my drawing:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/aleksaliks1913.jpg)
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Post by: XJaseyRaeX on July 26, 2008, 06:10:39 PM
awesome drawing nena!
i wish i could draw like that...
i suck at any kind of art...
i draw a pretty mean stick figure though
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Post by: I am_Tatianochka on August 11, 2008, 06:31:16 PM
*the Czar's daughter, Grand Duchess Olga (1895-1918), would wed Serbia's Crown Prince Alexander,

*the Czar's second daughter, Grand Duchess Tatiana (1897-1918), was promised to Rumania's Crown Prince Charles (1893-1959).

I read the above on a site and was wondering if it is true that Olga and Tatiana were at some point promised to these men?
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Post by: nena on August 11, 2008, 06:45:25 PM
I think promised is not good word.

I have read Alexander would marry Olga, we discussed about it, he came to Russia at time Olga was nurse. Only friendly ralationship between them. As far we know.

Only know that, Alexander was very sad when he heard what happened to IF in 1918.

For Tatiana I don't know.
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Post by: Natasya on August 11, 2008, 07:49:52 PM
I think that it was considered that Olga would marry the Romanian Prince.
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Post by: nena on August 11, 2008, 07:56:27 PM
Yes, you're right;  IF visited Romania, in 1914 about that.

Also, I mentioned later time about Olga......

But - who knows?
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Post by: nena on August 20, 2008, 07:18:13 PM
NAOTMAA (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/weeee-1.jpg)  ;)

I found this very interesting.  :D
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Post by: Ally Kumari on August 21, 2008, 01:44:32 AM
It is interesting indeed. Where did you find it? Do you know from what movie it is?

I have seen an old newspaper article with a headline Marriages to ensure the Balkan peace (or something like that) a there were reporter´s speculations about Olga marriying Alexander, and Tatiana marrying Carol, and one other princess (I think Romanian) to marry another prince.... So maybe the information about girls eing !promised" to these men comes from the article..... Tsar really didn´t intent to give anyone but Olga to Carol. I suspect, that when the prince asked for Maria, Tsar refused not only because Maria was too young, but because the princ didn´t want Olga....
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Post by: tom_romanov on August 21, 2008, 08:19:54 AM
I suspect, that when the prince asked for Maria, Tsar refused not only because Maria was too young, but because the princ didn´t want Olga....

yes thats true. nicholas told him he couldnthave Maria because she was 'only a school girl'
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Post by: azrael7171918 on August 21, 2008, 09:20:42 AM

 Nena

I love that photo. Where is it from?


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 21, 2008, 09:48:43 AM
NAOTMAA (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/weeee-1.jpg)  ;)

I found this very interesting.  :D

 Nena

I love that photo. Where is it from?


are all the actors children because Nicholas and Alexandra and just taller thank their children!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 21, 2008, 11:59:48 AM
From one Russian web. I think it is an play.  ;)
 
Nicholas indeed said Maria was too young for marrying.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 21, 2008, 01:33:00 PM
just a thought -

do you think that OTMA was upset at having their heads shaved?

 i think they were but learned to accept it
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 21, 2008, 01:41:50 PM
Gilliard wrote  they took it with humor. And Tatiana wrote to a friend, that it´s not as bad as it was when she had had her head shaved in 1913 since that time she wasn´t alone.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 21, 2008, 02:06:48 PM
Gilliard wrote  they took it with humor. And Tatiana wrote to a friend, that it´s not as bad as it was when she had had her head shaved in 1913 since that time she wasn´t alone.

thanks for clearing that up Grand Duchess Ally, i thought that thy might be upset as they had such beautiful and long hair ( well O,M,A) but good old OTMA took it with humor! :D
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 21, 2008, 02:20:43 PM
Aleksei's gun (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/aleksejevapuska.jpg).

Imperial images, or paintings (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Rom_2.jpg).

Empress' umbrella (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/image.jpg).
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 21, 2008, 03:01:13 PM
Aleksei's gun (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/aleksejevapuska.jpg).

Imperial images, or paintings (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Rom_2.jpg).

Empress' umbrella (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/image.jpg).


what a big gun! and a posh brolly!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Lalee on August 23, 2008, 12:30:47 AM


Empress' umbrella (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/image.jpg).


That is so pretty!
I wonder if there are any photographs of her with them
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on August 23, 2008, 12:38:53 PM
I was wondering,what were Alexandra and OTMA's thoughts on women's rights? :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Helen_Azar on August 23, 2008, 03:08:09 PM
I was wondering,what were Alexandra and OTMA's thoughts on women's rights? :)

Hmm... I'm not sure they had any thoughts on women's rights as such...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 30, 2008, 07:43:19 PM
Iperial snow---
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/zarfam.jpg) From Romanovy-Ventsenosnaya Semya.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on August 31, 2008, 12:30:11 AM
When was that picture shown in Romanovy Ventsenosnaya Semya?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Lalee on August 31, 2008, 12:33:00 AM
Nena, do you have the original of that photograph? Did they do their own formal photographs exactly like the Imperial Family did?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 31, 2008, 11:16:39 AM
I don't know really if they did formal photos like in Nicholas and Alexandra , for example.
I don't have original, and I think that one haven't been seen in Romanovy.
Imperial Pair, Nicholas and Alexandra at Alexander Palace:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/film2.jpg)
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Post by: EmmyLee on September 10, 2008, 06:56:53 PM
Ha! Nicholas and Alexandra Barbie dolls:

http://cgi.ebay.com/OOAK-BARBIE-KEN-Russian-tzar-Romanov-Nicholas-Doll_W0QQitemZ170259371265QQihZ007QQcategoryZ15954QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

as well as...interesting...nesting dolls:
http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSIAN-CZARS-ROMANOV-ROYAL-DYNASTY-Nesting-Doll-5pc_W0QQitemZ330268933329QQihZ014QQcategoryZ4006QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 10, 2008, 10:13:04 PM
as well as...interesting...nesting dolls:
http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSIAN-CZARS-ROMANOV-ROYAL-DYNASTY-Nesting-Doll-5pc_W0QQitemZ330268933329QQihZ014QQcategoryZ4006QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

I haven't seen that particular set before. I posted mine when I first got them, but that was probably 2 or 3 years ago. A friend bought them for me at the Catherine Palace:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/th_100_2109.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/100_2109.jpg)

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 11, 2008, 02:22:36 AM

as well as...interesting...nesting dolls:
http://cgi.ebay.com/RUSSIAN-CZARS-ROMANOV-ROYAL-DYNASTY-Nesting-Doll-5pc_W0QQitemZ330268933329QQihZ014QQcategoryZ4006QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

I can´t see them boohoo. I guess they´re already gone
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 11, 2008, 08:13:58 AM
Terrib night (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/03.jpg).....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 11, 2008, 08:17:40 AM
Great find Nena. As always....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 12, 2008, 03:04:37 AM
Browsing the internet yeatesrday I found these:

Wax statues of Nicolas and ALexandra
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DSC02733.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DSC02733.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DSC02737.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DSC02737.jpg)

Imperial family in Rsaputin - Dark servant of Destiny (I really liked the family in this movie)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_105_161101.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/105_161101.jpg)

Romanovy - Ventsenosnaya Semya
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_img8827.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/img8827.jpg)

Someone´s wall (just one of at least four)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Romanovi_na_prestole2.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Romanovi_na_prestole2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 12, 2008, 03:05:59 AM
I really like these - and it´s a pity I don´t have them without the marking I know.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100043b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100043b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100044b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100044b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100070b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100070b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100117b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100117b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100118b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100118b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100133b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100133b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_catalog100134b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/catalog100134b.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 12, 2008, 03:07:03 AM
And dolls - to be honest they are terrible

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_karamel-b.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/karamel-b.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_niko.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/niko.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_p-27-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/p-27-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on September 12, 2008, 07:19:56 AM
On the bottom picture, AOTMA all have afros.  :o ;D ::)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 12, 2008, 08:10:15 AM
I love your ones, Ally...Similar ones:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_af.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/af.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_Rom_2.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Rom_2.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_7deec9e5.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/7deec9e5.jpg)





Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 15, 2008, 04:36:14 AM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_dai2-3-9.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/dai2-3-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 15, 2008, 04:39:15 AM
WHen will I finally saee wax statues that would look at least a bit like the real IF?

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_pic_0295.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/pic_0295.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 15, 2008, 04:51:10 AM
Didn´t really know where to put this...

Romanov monument (very impressive)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_8d1b9eee8843.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/8d1b9eee8843.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_1ce48d97d4cb.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/1ce48d97d4cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 15, 2008, 04:52:46 AM
Good question,Ally! And I love your finds!  :o
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_Raspoutine02.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Raspoutine02.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_romanov4.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/romanov4.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_130271.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/130271.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_nikolay_bf.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/nikolay_bf.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/ikone/th_13.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/ikone/13.jpg)



Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 15, 2008, 10:11:45 AM
nena, what is the photo of all the letters e.t.c ? and where did you find it?

thanks
tom
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Post by: EmmyLee on September 15, 2008, 10:55:22 PM
That monument is interesting. I don't really like the closed eyes, but I guess it's probably alluding to their deaths. Any idea where it's located?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 16, 2008, 04:24:03 AM
nena, what is the photo of all the letters e.t.c ? and where did you find it?

thanks
tom
I found it on Russian web, but I think language is French, probably scanned from book. Letters are from IF's exile, IMO.
That monument is interesting. I don't really like the closed eyes, but I guess it's probably alluding to their deaths. Any idea where it's located?
In Moscow, if I remember correct. Yes, it was made to show Ipatiev night.
Also, the mounment is called Ipatiyevskaya Noch--Ipatiev's night.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on September 17, 2008, 11:31:46 AM
nena, what is the photo of all the letters e.t.c ? and where did you find it?

thanks
tom
I found it on Russian web, but I think language is French, probably scanned from book. Letters are from IF's exile, IMO.


Yes, this is French!! It informs about places and dates of the shots of the pictures.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 17, 2008, 02:01:57 PM
right here it goes -

Olga's hair was blonde right?

was it really blonde as in the top 'wig' on my photo?

or  darker as in the redbrown/red as in the photo?

heres the photo - "http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/tom_romanov/page22.jpg"

thanks for the help

tom :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 17, 2008, 02:16:08 PM
Tom, IMO, her hair was light brown, like the third one on your photo!  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 17, 2008, 02:26:53 PM
 :o  really !? i thought that would be Anastasia's
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 17, 2008, 04:40:29 PM
I've always heard Olga's hair described as chestnut brown -- probably a shade between the third and fourth wigs in your photo.

IMO, Anastasia's hair is best represented by the second sample, though perhaps it should be a little darker. I believe Tatiana's was the darkest of all (like sample #4), and Maria's was somewhere in between Olga & Tatiana.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 17, 2008, 05:06:49 PM
From what I've always heard:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_otmahair.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/otmahair.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 18, 2008, 01:34:09 AM
Bit more reddish to Anastasia, little less reddish to Tatiana and that would be just perfect Holly!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 18, 2008, 08:13:23 AM
Faberge's miniature portraits of the children could also provide some clues -- I think it's safe to presume their colorings were fairly accurate.

1911:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_Faberge1911Anastasia.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/Faberge1911Anastasia.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_Faberge1911Maria.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/Faberge1911Maria.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_Faberge1911Tatiana.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/Faberge1911Tatiana.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_Faberge1911olga.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/Faberge1911olga.jpg)



1915 or 1916:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_FabergeTatiana3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/FabergeTatiana3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_FabergeOlga3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/FabergeOlga3.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/th_FabergeMariaAnastasia.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Illustrations%20and%20portraits/FabergeMariaAnastasia.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 18, 2008, 10:25:28 AM
thaks everyone for their help. also on your last photo Sarushka could you please tell me what i colours they are i am colour blind and to me it's sort of all blonde on the 1911 bit and the 1915/16 its brown !

thanks

from my pic i think it will go ( for my project thing)

O - light brown
T- dark brown
M - brown
A - red

agreed?

tom

PS those are the wigs i am using for OTMA in my room display. ive already ordered the 4 dolls but their bald and those are the only wigs i could find
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 19, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
Anastasia's hair wasn't exactly red. It was dark blonde like Olga's but with a coppery glint. Like what you might call a strawberry-blonde. Tatiana had the darkest hair and it had some red in it to. Maria's was simply light brown.
If you've seen the picture of Nicholas' hair clippings from when he was three years old, you would have a good estimation of Anastasia's hair color. It's the same strawberry-blonde color.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on September 19, 2008, 02:35:23 PM
Oh Holly ! Do you have this picture ? It will be so interesting to see it!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 20, 2008, 10:19:40 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_nickyshairatthreeyeatrsold.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/nickyshairatthreeyeatrsold.jpg)

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on September 20, 2008, 11:34:09 AM
This is wonderful ! Thank you Sarushka !
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 20, 2008, 01:35:02 PM
so what colour wig should i use for Anastasia?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 21, 2008, 11:37:17 AM
I would say the redbrown, Tom. That is probably the closest. I wouldn't use the really blonde one on top. Olga could be the light brown, Maria the brown, and Tatiana the dark brown. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on September 21, 2008, 01:24:45 PM
thanks everyone for sorting that out  ;D

i think i will do those colour's Holly  :)

tom
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on September 22, 2008, 12:26:09 PM
pics of IF in movies about them?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 22, 2008, 01:16:17 PM
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_1991_3_big.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/1991_3_big.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_60220.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/60220.jpg)
Tsareubitsa and Romanovy!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 22, 2008, 03:45:54 PM
Their hair looks so weird in Tsareubitsa..
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on September 22, 2008, 10:17:59 PM
I don't think I've ever even heard of Tsareubitsa. Is it any good? Any idea if Laura might put it on frozentears.org?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 01:46:44 AM
Never heard of it too. Any more info Nena? i sit possible to get to the movie somewhere?

I have found another wax figures, this time it´s ORmanov execution. No need to say the figures don´t like IF....
Since some may found them graphic, I´m sending only links

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/729619710O9ArnQK.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961973xOw6CAtP.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961974alc6xnT5.jpg
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on September 23, 2008, 02:05:34 AM
Jesus christ...
those wax figures are just plain...morbid
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Michael HR on September 23, 2008, 03:04:43 AM
Who on earth would want to see such a thing. Morbid is an understatement
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 03:45:47 AM
Obviously there are poeple who come there to watch it. I wouldn´t. But as I found it, I sent it.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 04:49:05 AM
Playcards and a calendar

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_calzoo1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/calzoo1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_d7_1_b2.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/d7_1_b2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Michael HR on September 23, 2008, 05:14:43 AM
Ally where did you get the calendars? Maybe there is one for 2009? Would make great presents.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 05:38:45 AM
I don´t remember the site, but you don´t need to worry. i already checked it and there was no other calender than this one. And it doesn´t seem they´re planning on making anew one.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Michael HR on September 23, 2008, 05:43:25 AM
That's a shame. I suppose we could make our own - that might be fun
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 05:45:09 AM
YAY :) I´m working on it.... Just have to take some high quality photos...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on September 23, 2008, 07:32:08 AM
Never heard of it too. Any more info Nena? i sit possible to get to the movie somewhere?

I have found another wax figures, this time it´s ORmanov execution. No need to say the figures don´t like IF....
Since some may found them graphic, I´m sending only links

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/729619710O9ArnQK.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961973xOw6CAtP.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961974alc6xnT5.jpg
That's just wrong.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Michael HR on September 23, 2008, 08:21:37 AM
Where on earth is this horrible wax works so that we can all avoid it like the plague. Tasteless in the extreme. Rather like having a wax works of the assassination of JFK or the car crash of Dania Princess of Wales. Who on earth would want to see it?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 23, 2008, 08:58:30 AM
Somewhere in Russia... I didn´t post the most terrible one - the one of Nicolas. You know, Rasputin and just everybody is "alive" there, just this thing is...different.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on September 24, 2008, 09:19:26 AM
Never heard of it too. Any more info Nena? i sit possible to get to the movie somewhere?

I have found another wax figures, this time it´s ORmanov execution. No need to say the figures don´t like IF....
Since some may found them graphic, I´m sending only links

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/729619710O9ArnQK.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961973xOw6CAtP.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/72961974alc6xnT5.jpg

OH  MY GOD ! :o These are really terrible!! Who wants to see those things ?
It really disguts me..  :(
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 24, 2008, 09:26:11 AM
Tsareubitsa and Assasin of the Tsar on FrozenTears.org are same movie, I think.

Anyway, I saw one execution wax figures of R-ovs..... :(
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on September 24, 2008, 03:31:05 PM
Are there more movie photos? And could someone post the last diary entry of Tatiana?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 24, 2008, 04:35:50 PM
Are there more movie photos? And could someone post the last diary entry of Tatiana?

Tatiana's last surviving diary entry is from 24 October 1916. I have the text in Russian -- Royal Sisters of Mercy (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=64), page 222 --  which I can scan for you if you like.

Apparently the exercise book Tatiana used for the remainder of 1916 and into 1917 has been lost or destroyed.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on September 24, 2008, 04:51:20 PM
Are there more movie photos? And could someone post the last diary entry of Tatiana?

Tatiana's last surviving diary entry is from 24 October 1916. I have the text in Russian -- Royal Sisters of Mercy (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=64), page 222 --  which I can scan for you if you like.

Apparently the exercise book Tatiana used for the remainder of 1916 and into 1917 has been lost or destroyed.

Yes,thank-you! :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Condecontessa on September 24, 2008, 07:47:58 PM
Sarushka, can you please translate it as well if it's alright with you please? Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 24, 2008, 07:53:43 PM
Sarushka, can you please translate it as well if it's alright with you please? Thank you. :)

I probably wont' have time for another week or two. Remind me, though...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 24, 2008, 08:39:53 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_Tatianalastdiaryentry.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/Tatianalastdiaryentry.jpg)

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on September 24, 2008, 10:54:08 PM
Tsareubitsa and Assasin of the Tsar on FrozenTears.org are same movie, I think.

Ah! That's why the boy playing Alexei looked so familiar. Thank you for clarifying, Nena.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on September 25, 2008, 07:28:30 AM
You are very welcome!
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_sareybiysa14.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/sareybiysa14.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_1991_6_big.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/1991_6_big.jpg)


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 25, 2008, 05:48:14 PM
Playcards and a calendar

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_calzoo1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/calzoo1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_d7_1_b2.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/d7_1_b2.jpg)


I have those! Haha.
Those wax figures are awful...but at least they don't look at all realistic.

I tried my best at translating Tatiana's diary. Maybe Sarah could clean it up:

From Tatiana Nicholaievna’s diary.
Monday, October  24th.

In the morning went to the Sign(?), from there to the lazaret. Has tied up Baron Shtakelberga, Ulyanov, Peter in the chamber. Has come to all. Played with Prince Zristovym in a flea beetle against Zenchenko and Petrova. Had breakfast at five with Papa, Mama, Peter and Sandro. After -- a lesson. Walked again with Papa in the garden, Mama -- in zkypazhe(?). After, sat at Yzi and worked. Music lesson is now. Had dinner with Papa and Mama. After a little bit sat below, went to say goodbye with Alexei. Worked below for Mama. Anya was there. Then Papa came, to read ridiculous stories Teffy. Remained till 11:45. Mama - on a couch. Called in lazaret, there all blagopoluchno, temperatures normal. At Papa and Alexei nasmork(?), but not strong. Tomorrow will leave. Awfully sad.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on September 25, 2008, 06:10:37 PM
Playcards and a calendar

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/CzarNicholasIIplaycards.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_calzoo1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/calzoo1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_d7_1_b2.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/d7_1_b2.jpg)


I have those! Haha.
Those wax figures are awful...but at least they don't look at all realistic.

I tried my best at translating Tatiana's diary. Maybe Sarah could clean it up:

From Tatiana Nicholaievna’s diary.
Monday, October  24th.

Has tied up Baron Shtakelberga, Ulyanov, Peter in the chamber. Has come to all. Played with Prince Zristovym in a flea beetle against Zenchenko and Petrova.
Tied up? Flea beetle? What's that supposed to mean?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 25, 2008, 06:31:36 PM
Like I said, it needs to be cleaned up. Those would be the words I got when I translated it.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on September 25, 2008, 06:38:58 PM
ok.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: azrael7171918 on September 26, 2008, 05:05:59 AM
You are very welcome!
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_sareybiysa14.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/sareybiysa14.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_1991_6_big.jpg) (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/1991_6_big.jpg)




Bad news the photo from the Cellar is not the entire IF. The woman standing between Olga and Anastasia is not Tatiana that is the maid. Tatiana in the film had short hair.

I doublechecked Laura's site and there is no photo of the entire IF in that scene.

Az
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Condecontessa on September 26, 2008, 10:05:12 AM
Thank you so much Holly James. Do you know who's Peter?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 26, 2008, 05:20:52 PM
Thank you so much Holly James. Do you know who's Peter?

You're welcome! Nope, sorry. I have no idea who this Peter is.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 30, 2008, 03:55:41 PM
From a musical....looks absolutely disgusting to me :(

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/marked/th_346332.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/marked/346332.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on September 30, 2008, 06:59:50 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_Tatianalastdiaryentry.jpg) (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/Tatianalastdiaryentry.jpg)

I tried my best at translating Tatiana's diary. Maybe Sarah could clean it up:

From Tatiana Nicholaievna’s diary.
Monday, October  24th.

In the morning went to the Sign(?), from there to the lazaret. Has tied up Baron Shtakelberga, Ulyanov, Peter in the chamber. Has come to all. Played with Prince Zristovym in a flea beetle against Zenchenko and Petrova. Had breakfast at five with Papa, Mama, Peter and Sandro. After -- a lesson. Walked again with Papa in the garden, Mama -- in zkypazhe(?). After, sat at Yzi and worked. Music lesson is now. Had dinner with Papa and Mama. After a little bit sat below, went to say goodbye with Alexei. Worked below for Mama. Anya was there. Then Papa came, to read ridiculous stories Teffy. Remained till 11:45. Mama - on a couch. Called in lazaret, there all blagopoluchno, temperatures normal. At Papa and Alexei nasmork(?), but not strong. Tomorrow will leave. Awfully sad.


Not bad, Holly! Here's my version -- feel free to correct:

In the morning went to Znamenie, from there to the lazaret. Bandaged Baron Shtakelberg, Ulyanov, Petrovski in the ward. Dropped in on all. Played with Prince Eristov at tiddlywinks against Zenchenko and Petrova. Breakfast at 5 with Papa, Mama, Petrovski, and Sandro. After -- lessons. Walked again with Papa in the garden, Mama in the carriage. After, sat with Isa and worked. Drank tea with Papa and Mama. Worked, after reading. Now will have a music lesson. Lunched with Papa and Mama. After a little bit sat downstairs, went to say goodbye to Aleksei. Worked downstairs with Mama. Anya was there. Then Papa came, and read to us funny stories by Teffa[?]. [We] remained until 11:45. Mama -- on the sofa. Called the lazaret, everything there [is] well, temperatures normal. Papa and Aleksei have colds, but not severe. Tomorrow they leave. Awfully sad.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on September 30, 2008, 07:16:02 PM
Thanks for cleaning it up, Sarah!

Flea beetle = Tiddlywinks. What the heck. Haha.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on September 30, 2008, 08:13:46 PM
I guess that makes sense. *laughs*
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 04, 2008, 07:58:41 AM
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/pic.jpg)
Colored!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 04, 2008, 09:44:24 AM
I always saw this one in b&w ! Who coloured it ? The one who draw this ?
Oh, and thank you for sharing with us. =)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 06, 2008, 09:27:12 AM
Thank you for sharing it Nena!

I´ve also got one, that I´ve always seen only in BW, in colour:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DR_Cesarevicha_Aleksiya.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DR_Cesarevicha_Aleksiya.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on October 06, 2008, 01:22:23 PM
Flea beetle = Tiddlywinks. What the heck. Haha.

Maybe because the playing pieces jump like fleas? ; )
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 06, 2008, 01:35:39 PM
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/jvf_32.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/k04_01_03.jpg)
Ally, I love that image of Aleksei's birthday......
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on October 06, 2008, 03:54:20 PM
Flea beetle = Tiddlywinks. What the heck. Haha.

Maybe because the playing pieces jump like fleas? ; )
That kinda makes sense. We may never know.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 06, 2008, 04:42:01 PM
The Barrymores in "Rasputin and the Empress"

 (http://img132.imagevenue.com/loc1087/th_65395_the_barrymores_in_rasputin_122_1087lo.jpg) (http://img132.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc1087&image=65395_the_barrymores_in_rasputin_122_1087lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on October 07, 2008, 10:19:30 AM
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/jvf_32.jpg)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/k04_01_03.jpg)
Ally, I love that image of Aleksei's birthday......

hey everyone,

is the picture that nena posted ( above) the same one that appers in the film ' alexandra's bedroom' (1926)? if you go on the main site its under movies
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 07, 2008, 10:30:28 AM
hey everyone,
is th picture that nene posted ( above) the same one that appers in the film ' alexandra's bedroom' (1926)? if you go on the main site its under movies
Yes, you're right!  ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 10, 2008, 06:58:21 AM
Never seen the painting this big! It´s also lablled as the year 1912. Would it be possible that the famous photo set of the girls wearing kokoshniki could be actually from 1912 and not 1911?

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg)

Also I have found this beautiful painting of tatiana. Do´t know the author thoug.....

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_1670786932_c5220e35b3.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/1670786932_c5220e35b3.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 10, 2008, 03:20:39 PM
Never seen the painting this big! It´s also lablled as the year 1912. Would it be possible that the famous photo set of the girls wearing kokoshniki could be actually from 1912 and not 1911?

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg)



It would be weird, Olga was sixteen in 1912, she wouldn't have the pony tail.
They both are beautiful paintings, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 10, 2008, 03:43:21 PM
Never seen the painting this big! It´s also lablled as the year 1912. Would it be possible that the famous photo set of the girls wearing kokoshniki could be actually from 1912 and not 1911?

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/0_13ff5_5e0425be_orig-1.jpg)



It would be weird, Olga was sixteen in 1912, she wouldn't have the pony tail.
They both are beautiful paintings, thanks for sharing!

Well, she was sixteen in November right? There´s plenty of time for the photos to be taken....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 10, 2008, 04:11:49 PM
Yes, she was sixteen in November, but in 1911 not in 1912!
Or maybe, 1912 was the year when this painting was made...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 10, 2008, 04:14:35 PM
Oh, sorry, you´re right.

Damn maths :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 10, 2008, 04:20:58 PM
Oh, sorry, you´re right.

Damn maths :)

Lol, that was just a little mistake, that happens.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 11, 2008, 08:59:42 AM
This is a great scene of the movie "The barber of Siberia". (i d like to describe it but since my english is limited :S)


Sasha and Misha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyOphyIt_ho)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Condecontessa on October 11, 2008, 09:40:48 AM
So that's the title of the Russian movie I have. I bought it at a library sale in my town. I can't understand it, but it's fun to watch. Is the boy in the link you posted Katenka supposed to be Nicholas II?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on October 11, 2008, 10:02:10 AM
This is a great scene of the movie "The barber of Siberia". (i d like to describe it but since my english is limited :S)


Sasha and Misha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyOphyIt_ho)

Pretty cool -- but why is it in Italian?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 11, 2008, 10:11:29 AM
Condecontessa. The little boy with Alexander III is GD Mikhail. The person who posted the video put wrong info about it. In 1885, Nicky had 17 years old.


Sarushka. Is the same picture with italian voices. I ve the one with spanish voices =D (I couldnt find the original :( )
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 13, 2008, 03:16:39 PM
I´d love to have this one in full...can anyone help? I know it´s just a silly cartoon but still it was cute...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/dog.gif)

And more wax statues that don´t look like IF at all....

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DSC00020.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DSC00020.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on October 13, 2008, 03:58:52 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DSC00020.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DSC00020.jpg)



Little pair doesn't look to horrible. Anastasia looks somewhat decent.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on October 13, 2008, 10:35:12 PM
Olga and Anastasia look like they're about to topple over.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 13, 2008, 11:53:30 PM
I´d love to have this one in full...can anyone help? I know it´s just a silly cartoon but still it was cute...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/dog.gif)


No no, it's not a silly cartoon.  :)
I'm sure I have this one in full!! But, it is in my computer... >.< Anyway, I'll try to find it.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on October 14, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
I´d love to have this one in full...can anyone help? I know it´s just a silly cartoon but still it was cute...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/dog.gif)


I love this movie.  After all, it is what introduced me to the Romanovs, and it is still a very good movie in its own right.

Hope this helps:
http://digitalius.csmalecki.com/displayimage.php?pos=-173

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 17, 2008, 10:58:25 AM
Sorry if these were already posted...

Found it at eBay...
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_5e28_1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=5e28_1.jpg)

A gorgeous painting of Alexei...
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_2005-11-29-4.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=2005-11-29-4.jpg)

From a French Newspaper, pictures of the IF when Nicky was still Tsarevitch
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_Display.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=Display.jpg)

Painting of Alexei's christening:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_christening_child.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=christening_child.jpg)

Stamps of the IF:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_czars-3.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=czars-3.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_russia-98.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=russia-98.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_stamp-2.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/?action=view&current=stamp-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on October 19, 2008, 03:36:53 PM
great pics Proud_Olga

just to let you all know Olga and Tatiana are on the wikipedia history of fashion pages!  heres the links -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900s_in_fashion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1910s_in_fashion

you maight have to scroll down

tom
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 20, 2008, 08:51:01 AM
a cute still of Nikita Mikhalkov as Alexander III and Filipp Dyachkov as Misha from 1998s "The Barber of Siberia"

 (http://img243.imagevenue.com/loc452/th_10719_barber-still1-small_122_452lo.jpg) (http://img243.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10719_barber-still1-small_122_452lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 20, 2008, 01:06:01 PM
For people withou any artistic feelings... :)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_nicolas2-1.gif) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/nicolas2-1.gif)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 20, 2008, 01:08:00 PM
I was wondering if there were any pictures like this of "Olga" and "Tatiana" from Nicolas and Alexandra movie? (pictures courtesy of Laura Mabee´s website)


Anastasia
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Anastasia1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Anastasia1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Anastasia2-1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Anastasia2-1.jpg)

Maria
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Maria-1-1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Maria-1-1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Maria-2.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Maria-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on October 22, 2008, 12:43:01 PM
I don't know. I have never seen them either.


Picture of OTMA near 'Church on the blood' in Yekaterinburg:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_2008_0716Ekaterinbourg0047.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/2008_0716Ekaterinbourg0047.jpg)

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_2008_0716Ekaterinbourg0054.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/2008_0716Ekaterinbourg0054.jpg)
Alexander III:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_BEGEMOT.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/BEGEMOT.jpg)

A lovely painting:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_Img_p218.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Img_p218.jpg)

Michel Romanov T-shirt.( well, I guess business is business...)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_MichelRomanovTshirt.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/MichelRomanovTshirt.jpg)

I know you'll think I'm a geek but anyway, I think this is the proper thread...But everytime I watch 'The Simpsons' on TV, the character of Ned Flanders reminds me of Nicholas II: (because of his personality ... gentle, religious and generous...)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/th_nedflanders.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/nedflanders.jpg)

From now, you can make fun of me! I allow it.. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 23, 2008, 08:40:47 AM
Thanks,Olga. Flanders really reminds me to Nicholas II.
Aleksei Nikolaevich:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/th_0041-011.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Aleksej/?action=view&current=0041-011.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on October 24, 2008, 02:43:25 PM
haha ...now that you mention it...Flanders totally reminds me of Nicky...
wow thats hilarious...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 29, 2008, 03:30:57 AM
Three more pictures from the same documentary as Nena posted earlier (can´t find it right now, it was the family on their knees praying)- It is a German Docu.movie "Death at midnight"

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_romanov1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/romanov1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_romanov2.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/romanov2.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_romanov5.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/romanov5.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on October 29, 2008, 04:31:17 AM
Is it possible to see this documentary in other languages than German ?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 29, 2008, 04:59:58 AM
I think I have more from that documentary:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_romanov4.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/?action=view&current=romanov4.jpg)
For full collection!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on October 30, 2008, 03:14:50 PM
Anastasia Nicholaievna (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Anastasija/album_2302204245_5291.jpg). I adore it!
Title: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: Born_too_late on November 04, 2008, 04:25:13 AM
I hope this isn't overly blasphemous, but it is kind of fascinating so I decided to post it anyway. Don't be too offended!

http://www.myheritagefiles.com/videos/M/28/dm7c20_8301096d220194vwlmrs20

What do you think?
Title: Re: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 04, 2008, 05:41:41 AM
I ll never look Orlando with the same eyes 0_o
Title: Re: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: Michael HR on November 04, 2008, 06:02:09 AM
funny
Title: Re: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: Proud_Olga on November 04, 2008, 06:33:10 AM
That's funny and quite scary in the same time!  :)
Title: Re: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: grandduchess_42 on November 04, 2008, 07:27:56 PM
ha ha!
thats a cute way to find their matches!
kinda creeped out.. not gonna lie! =)
Title: Re: Watch Nicholas transform into Orlando Bloom?
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 05, 2008, 02:50:47 AM
That´s really funny! :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on November 05, 2008, 06:24:23 PM
lol.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 09, 2008, 03:05:57 PM
Imperial family from Russian Ark
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_106501229_f3163d5d83.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/106501229_f3163d5d83.jpg)

Anastasia and Alexei
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_1120065826_0.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/1120065826_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on November 09, 2008, 03:27:18 PM
Ally, I simply do not believe...these are...I don't know...excellent!
Tsarevich's uniforms (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/0_f284_c0939fb4_L.jpg) and his potrait.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 01:49:12 AM
It is always touching to see those things.......

I´ve seen this picture many times, but never this big:
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_2988913687_dce5652f23_o-1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/2988913687_dce5652f23_o-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 02:04:19 AM
Two engravings from old newspaper (beware - they´re quite big)

Olga
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_scan0001.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/scan0001.jpg)

Little OTM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_scan0002-1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/scan0002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on November 10, 2008, 03:37:27 AM
'Aleksei and OTMA 1915' - toy (train) given to Grand Duchesses in 1915 for Aleksei's 11th birthday:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_04b.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/?action=view&current=04b.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on November 10, 2008, 03:42:47 AM
OTMAA from a Japanese comic called "Anastasia Club"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/RallyPchan/anastasiaclub2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 05:04:41 AM
'Aleksei and OTMA 1915' - toy (train) given to Grand Duchesses in 1915 for Aleksei's 11th birthday:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_04b.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/?action=view&current=04b.jpg)


Finally we can see OTMA written somewhere!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on November 10, 2008, 08:26:49 AM
OTMAA from a Japanese comic called "Anastasia Club"

You know, I downloaded this manga years ago, and even debated putting it online, but the story is really bizzare, and I don't even think it's been finished. (let alone fan-translated)
Would people be interested in this?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 08:52:23 AM
Well, maybe... What exactly is that supposed to be?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on November 10, 2008, 08:52:53 AM
I definitely am!!

I've seen OTMA written somewhere before but it was written as O.T.M.A. Not just OTMA. And we've also never seen the girls refer to themselves as OTMA themselves.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on November 10, 2008, 09:06:42 AM
Olga
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_scan0001.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/scan0001.jpg)

What an odd article. It's allegedly from 1908, but clearly the image is taken from the 1910 formals -- they've just altered her hair to make it look like she's wearing it all up. Olga wasn't yet 16, and Aleksei hadn't been dangerously ill at Spala. And all that malarkey about succession? Seems like the L.A. Times wasn't too reliable back in the 1900's!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on November 10, 2008, 09:09:30 AM
I've seen OTMA written somewhere before but it was written as O.T.M.A. Not just OTMA. And we've also never seen the girls refer to themselves as OTMA themselves.

That was probably the poem by Petrov. It's the only other place I've seen O.T.M.A. It's in Nicholas II: The Imperial Family (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=20), but I can't scan it without breaking the paperback binding. Maybe I'll try to take a digital photo of it...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 09:20:26 AM
That would be great Sarushka!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on November 10, 2008, 10:08:04 AM
This is the best I could do:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_OTMAbyPetrov.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/?action=view&current=OTMAbyPetrov.jpg)

Hopefully someone fluent in Russian will be able to translate. I'm useless when it comes to handwritten documents with pre-revolutionary spelling.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on November 10, 2008, 03:38:08 PM
OTMAA from a Japanese comic called "Anastasia Club"

You know, I downloaded this manga years ago, and even debated putting it online, but the story is really bizzare, and I don't even think it's been finished. (let alone fan-translated)
Would people be interested in this?

I am interested, I'm quite curious about this comic.  :)

Nicholas II & Lenin look-alikes wandering in Moscow:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_IMGP0748.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/IMGP0748.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_capitalists4.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/capitalists4.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_duo.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/duo.jpg)

Two engravings from old newspaper (beware - they´re quite big)

Olga
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_scan0001.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/scan0001.jpg)

Little OTM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_scan0002-1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/scan0002-1.jpg)


Looks like this one is of the same style of these engravings:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg)

Pretty ironic cartoon:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_3282331-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/3282331-1.jpg)

Pretty weird cartoon, but I post it anyway :)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_e5723cc0c19744b0a22fe5650939c5bd-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/e5723cc0c19744b0a22fe5650939c5bd-1.jpg)

Miniatures:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_z10803-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/z10803-1.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_z10811-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/z10811-1.jpg)

New York Times newspaper:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_3202814-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/3202814-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 03:41:04 PM
Those are really interesting!

As for the cats.... well.... I like cats and I like Romanovs :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on November 10, 2008, 03:47:29 PM
Those are really interesting!

As for the cats.... well.... I like cats and I like Romanovs :)

Cute animals, aren't they ?  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 10, 2008, 03:49:03 PM
Cats or Romanovs :)

No, I really think this picture is cute and not ofensive in any way.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on November 10, 2008, 03:51:36 PM
I lovew cats! And image is funny!  ;D

Sorry for size:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/tsarskayakrov1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on November 10, 2008, 03:53:02 PM
Cats, of course!  :) lol

Well, that's a bit weird when you think of the original picture... but this drawing reminds me of those of Beatrix Potter.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 13, 2008, 05:44:00 AM
I really like these. Didn´t know where to put them:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_dsdf.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/dsdf.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_fsf.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/fsf.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_gdfgf.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/gdfgf.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on November 13, 2008, 09:54:20 AM
OTMAA from a Japanese comic called "Anastasia Club"

You know, I downloaded this manga years ago, and even debated putting it online, but the story is really bizzare, and I don't even think it's been finished. (let alone fan-translated)
Would people be interested in this?

I felt the same way as you do.  I didn't think anyone would like it since there is not much OTMA in it at all.  Though, I thought some would be interested to atleast see how they drew OTMA.  =)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 26, 2008, 03:26:39 PM
Matrioshky
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_MP09.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/MP09.jpg)

Very bizzare... (had to look at it for a while before I found NAOTMAA in it)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th__Picture_file_path_15942.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/_Picture_file_path_15942.jpg)

Really like this one
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_image002.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/image002.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on November 27, 2008, 04:26:47 AM
'Nicholas and Alexei' at Mogilev:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_i-42.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/?action=view&current=i-42.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 28, 2008, 12:11:14 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_Tzarstvennye20novomoutcheniki.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Tzarstvennye20novomoutcheniki.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_rus.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/rus.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 29, 2008, 11:22:22 AM
I found the last one better:
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_f_9806932.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/f_9806932.jpg)


Poster to a play:
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_DarkestRussiaPosterLOC.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/DarkestRussiaPosterLOC.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Amanda_Misha on November 29, 2008, 10:15:14 PM
Silly question:
Katenka Fyodorovna brought east picture of GD George to the forum:

(http://i35.tinypic.com/343rk01.jpg)

 I have a doubt: The hair of GD George was black?

Thanks for the answer:)
Greetings to all
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Condecontessa on November 30, 2008, 09:03:29 AM
Maybe its dark brown and it only looks black when you take a picture of the painting.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 01, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
Two paintings of OTMA ( I really like the second one)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_portret1.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/portret1.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_x1-i106.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/x1-i106.jpg)

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on December 20, 2008, 06:36:36 PM
Thank you all ! I dore paintings!

Aleksei Nikolaevich in front, then IF praying the Lord -- how impressive and beautiful:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/10-1.jpg)
NII and Aleksei, I think from newspaper -- ilustration, 1915/6:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/070713093453_pmvgreat.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on December 20, 2008, 06:40:49 PM
Ooops ! Wrong button!

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/i-441.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on December 26, 2008, 04:03:29 PM
when was it drawn nena? can you tell us anymore information?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on December 26, 2008, 07:56:38 PM
I don't know, I will try to find out.

Rah-Rah-Rasputin:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/raspoutine01.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on December 26, 2008, 08:21:18 PM
What is that from?  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 15, 2009, 01:17:40 PM
Anastasia and Anna Anderson (from old newspaper)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on January 15, 2009, 01:51:35 PM
interting find Ally
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 19, 2009, 10:29:00 PM
This is the best I could do:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/th_OTMAbyPetrov.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/Romanov/Art%20and%20Letters/?action=view&current=OTMAbyPetrov.jpg)

Hopefully someone fluent in Russian will be able to translate. I'm useless when it comes to handwritten documents with pre-revolutionary spelling.

 I almost understood the letter but what is "П.В.П" Or on english "P.V.P"?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 20, 2009, 02:47:42 AM
THose are initial of Petr Vasilyevich Petrov (I hopw I´ve got the patronymic right)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 20, 2009, 05:30:19 AM
Aaaa i see thanks with some missunderstood the letter is very normal... "O.T.M.A" were speaking about the things which are happening in the "court" if i can say it.... I will post what i can translate...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on January 20, 2009, 07:34:01 AM
THose are initial of Petr Vasilyevich Petrov (I hopw I´ve got the patronymic right)

Yes, you're right. He wrote the poem for O.T.M.A.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on January 20, 2009, 03:10:41 PM
Absolutely -- he was Russian tutor of OTMAA, ok?

Aleksei dresses (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/0_f283_faeaac24_L.jpg).
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on January 21, 2009, 01:14:49 AM
OMG, I like to have those dresses of Alexei for souvenirs...Thanks, nena.

I love the paintings and the drawings all of you posted here, forum mates! Keep it up!

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on January 30, 2009, 04:45:09 PM
How funny the one of Rasputin is, Nena ;)

And Ahh, you keep finding those rare-ones :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 01, 2009, 02:19:38 PM
 I found this quote and didn't know where to post it. I hope it's OK if I post it here.

" What better symbol of the Grand Duchesses could there be than flowers? For they are, in truth, like beautiful flowers. " - Nicholas Romanov

  It's new to me. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 02, 2009, 02:59:56 AM
Beautiful! DO you know what occassion it was?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on February 02, 2009, 04:18:26 AM
I found this quote and didn't know where to post it. I hope it's OK if I post it here.

" What better symbol of the Grand Duchesses could there be than flowers? For they are, in truth, like beautiful flowers. " - Nicholas Romanov

  It's new to me. :)

Thanks for this quote, Grand Duchess Jennifer! Just discovered this today..Totally new.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 02, 2009, 03:58:07 PM
I don't know what year it was, as it was undated. Sorry.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 02, 2009, 10:25:09 PM
I was thinking that we should have a thread with everybody's stories in it instead of everybody making a new thread for just one story. But before I make it, I would like to know if anybody else thinks it's a good idea.

Sorry that I posted the idea here; I didn't know where else to put it.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on February 02, 2009, 11:05:27 PM
I found this quote and didn't know where to post it. I hope it's OK if I post it here.

" What better symbol of the Grand Duchesses could there be than flowers? For they are, in truth, like beautiful flowers. " - Nicholas Romanov

  It's new to me. :)

According to Frances Welch's book, A Romanov Fantasy, that quote is attributed to Dr. Botkin, not Nicholas II. (See page 45 (http://books.google.com/books?id=zMHLOncJpmsC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=%22What+better+symbol+of+the+Grand+Duchesses+could+there+be+than+those+flowers%22&source=bl&ots=Mg7zhYvKg1&sig=xygDbk3OjI6QRuaLt01-fIdL5Qs&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA45,M1).)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 03, 2009, 03:14:47 PM
I did not read that book, I found the quote on the internet. So thank you for that information.  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 05, 2009, 03:51:11 PM
What were the names of OTMAA's other teachers, besides Gilliard, Petrov, and Gibbes?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on February 05, 2009, 04:17:43 PM
Voeikov -- aritmethic, for example(only to Aleksei) For geography I don't know.

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on February 06, 2009, 07:11:22 AM
Were they taught Calculus? That subject's so difficult! (I have it now)
I think the arithmetic taught to OTMAA were geometry and Algebra. Am I right?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on February 07, 2009, 03:01:47 AM
Count Voeikov said in his book, that he had lessons of arithmetic to him(Aleksei). I heard spectaculation he was very bad with maths when he was 12. And, understading subjects is invidual thing -- someone loves maths(like I do), someone don't, etc.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 07, 2009, 05:22:04 AM
And, understading subjects is invidual thing -- someone loves maths(like I do), someone don't, etc.

The second is my case :) I´m glad I don´t  have to do any math again :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on February 07, 2009, 05:39:42 AM
Yes it's my case too.....Just the things with me are that i'm good in algebra and awful in geometry...xaxa
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on February 08, 2009, 12:27:13 AM
I'm no good at any Math. I prefer doing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division! Those are just my maths!
You're so lucky, nena. Kristinna_KJD (my classmate) is so good in Calculus, an engineering subject!  I'm glad I'm going to suffer thatin a matter of five weeks remaining on our school year !! Bye bye Calculus!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 08, 2009, 05:45:00 PM
I finally found a list of teachers, for Maria at least.

Religion Teacher Archpriest A. Vasilyev
Arithmetic Teacher Sobolev
Russian Teacher Petrov
German Teacher Kleikenburg
French Teacher Gilliard(and another French teacher named Nikil)
History Teacher Ivanov
Music Teacher Conrad
Dancing Instructor H. Christenson
English Teacher S. Gibbs
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 08, 2009, 06:14:37 PM
Wow! Where did you find that Clockworkgirl? It's amazing! Now I finally know who all of the teachers were! :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on February 08, 2009, 06:37:04 PM
It was in the list of Maria's expenses on the main page.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 08, 2009, 06:42:42 PM
Too bad that there is not a page like that for all of OTMAA. I guess we'll just have to assume that they had the same teachers.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on February 09, 2009, 03:03:51 AM
Wow! Where did you find that Clockworkgirl? It's amazing! Now I finally know who all of the teachers were! :)
I agree with you, Jennifer..Thank you so much, Lisa!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2009, 02:35:09 PM
Imperial pram

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Romanovy/Olga%20Nikolaevna/th_Olgavkorku.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Romanovy/Olga%20Nikolaevna/Olgavkorku.jpg) (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Romanovy/Olga%20Nikolaevna/th_Olushkavkorku.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Romanovy/Olga%20Nikolaevna/Olushkavkorku.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_big_pre1201594528.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/big_pre1201594528.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on February 13, 2009, 02:54:54 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_big_pre1201594528.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/big_pre1201594528.jpg)


*freaks out*

Where did you find that?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2009, 02:56:24 PM
Not surprisingly a Russian site with antiques. There were also little easter eggs with Initials of Imperial family and several portraits. I´ll try to find it again.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 13, 2009, 02:59:56 PM
I knew I could do it :)

http://www.tzar.ru/info/club/new_collections?step=1&page=1&id=0
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 13, 2009, 03:02:04 PM
Wow, Ally! That is a VERY cool website. 8)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on February 13, 2009, 11:16:52 PM
Very cool, Ally! But I don't want to bring anyone's spirits down. However, I'm not sure if you're trying to show that it's the same pram as in the photos of Olga in it. The one in the modern photo has too many spokes, unless the wheels were replaced at a later time?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on February 14, 2009, 11:56:53 PM
Maybe it's an example of what time the pram is from?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 15, 2009, 07:24:14 AM
It may have belonged to IF, but not necesserily to Olga.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 20, 2009, 07:02:22 AM
More terrible wax figures of Imperial family

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_0_1b0dc_6155bbc5_XL.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/0_1b0dc_6155bbc5_XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 20, 2009, 06:18:24 PM
Those ARE terrible! Look at Nicholas!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Tina Laroche on February 21, 2009, 04:17:53 AM
Those ARE terrible! Look at Nicholas!

Look at Tatiana and Olga. :o
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 21, 2009, 11:31:35 AM
Maria and Alexei do NOT look like themselves. No one looks like themselves!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 22, 2009, 12:00:42 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Family%20life/th_Dtiuokna-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Family%20life/Dtiuokna-1.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_big_pre1228122075.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/big_pre1228122075.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on February 22, 2009, 12:23:59 PM
Ally, this is wonderful. Where did you find it ?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 22, 2009, 12:41:08 PM
Same website as the pram. I´ve posted the link on the previous page :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 23, 2009, 03:59:27 PM
Anastasia and Anna Anderson (from old newspaper)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/1022195763_c231fe32dc.jpg)


Another one like that:  :)
(http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/MariaNikolaevna/Other%20Romanov%20things/th_vol8_no07.jpg) (http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/MariaNikolaevna/Other%20Romanov%20things/vol8_no07.jpg)


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 25, 2009, 11:20:39 AM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Family%20life/kejserinde.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 25, 2009, 03:38:47 PM
Who's that portrait supposed to be of? I'm guessing the two ladies are Alexandra and Maria Fyodorovna, and the man behind them is Nicholas.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 25, 2009, 03:40:28 PM
Yes. And my best guess is the men in the front are Alexander III. on the right and Alexander II. on the left.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 25, 2009, 03:52:13 PM
OK. Thanks for letting me know.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 01, 2009, 02:46:32 PM
Nicholas II & Lenin look-alikes wandering in Moscow:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_IMGP0748.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/IMGP0748.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_capitalists4.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/capitalists4.jpg)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_duo.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/duo.jpg)

Apparently from the same day : Lenin, Nicholas II & Putin.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_386551367OEISsD_ph.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/386551367OEISsD_ph.jpg)

And one picture that I don't like watching at all. I found it on Flickr, I wouldn't have found any link with the Romanovs at all if the poster wouldn't have said that the photograph was inspired by Anastasia Nikolaevna's story.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/th_2951647197_1b861553aa.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Divers/2951647197_1b861553aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on March 01, 2009, 06:00:57 PM
Are there any look-a-like photos like that of the children?

That photo is scary!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 02, 2009, 06:02:16 AM
Are there any look-a-like photos like that of the children?



Well, someone (Nena I think) posted a look-a-like of Alexei, but I've never seen any of the girls!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: GDLynn on March 02, 2009, 01:34:58 PM
Masquerade costume of Nicholas II.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/52450-popup.html (http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/52450-popup.html)

Lynn
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on March 04, 2009, 05:57:42 PM

Pretty weird cartoon, but I post it anyway :)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/th_e5723cc0c19744b0a22fe5650939c5bd-1.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/miss_sloom/Romanovs/e5723cc0c19744b0a22fe5650939c5bd-1.jpg)


I found the website where that was made..... and even though that was the only Romanov one there are still others that are supposed to be different royal families. The link is http://www.chrisbeetles.com/gallery/artist.php?art=1975 .
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Tina Laroche on March 05, 2009, 09:22:03 AM
Gosh, that pic looks scary! And so do the others on this site. :o ... ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on March 06, 2009, 04:45:09 AM
Oh yes it is, Tina! reeee....
Cat-headed family,it's totally a fantasy.
I wonder who made that profane photo.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 06, 2009, 04:54:13 AM
Oh yes it is, Tina! reeee....
Cat-headed family,it's totally a fantasy.
I wonder who made that profane photo.

I can't see where is the problem. As for me, I find those drawings cute even if they looked to me weird at the first sight. They remind me of Beatrix Potter's ones.
Thank you for the link, Grand Duchess Jennifer.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on March 06, 2009, 06:58:11 AM
I wonder who made that profane photo.

It says at the top of the page "Susan Herbert", so that might be the persons name.


I can't see where is the problem. As for me, I find those drawings cute even if they looked to me weird at the first sight. They remind me of Beatrix Potter's ones.
Thank you for the link, Grand Duchess Jennifer.

I agree. I don't see anything wrong with them.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on March 06, 2009, 08:03:47 AM
"Profane" doesn't refer exclusively to something obscene -- it can also mean non-religious or irreverent, both of which I think are appropriate to this image. ;-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 06, 2009, 08:26:41 AM
Well, I didn't know that "profane" may refer to something obscene - and that is not the meaning it implied when I told my opinion. I don't see anything disrespectful towards the IF in this image. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on March 06, 2009, 07:06:11 PM
"Profane" doesn't refer exclusively to something obscene -- it can also mean non-religious or irreverent, both of which I think are appropriate to this image. ;-)
I considered it profane since the IF are now saints,right? (hihihi) :-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 08, 2009, 08:43:20 AM
Scanned newspaper:
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_2892917519_eb05985f26_b.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/2892917519_eb05985f26_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 09, 2009, 05:54:30 AM
Nesting dolls - the smallest three are Rasputin, Mathilde K. and Romanov crest

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/various/nd00176a10.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 09, 2009, 07:01:03 AM
Petr I. and Nikolai II.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/various/piter2008_036.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on March 09, 2009, 12:58:17 PM
Two condradict characters in russian history, don't you think Ally?

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on March 09, 2009, 01:00:05 PM
It is beautiful, sad though.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on March 09, 2009, 01:07:00 PM
Two condradict characters in russian history, don't you think Ally?

Murder of Tsarevich Aleksei Nicholaievich (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/Pisma%20i%20umetnost/95389894.jpg).

I think I will remove this photo soon, because I can't watch it, and don't want to make another member sad here, but really. Painted by one Russian painter, when find link, I'll post, but soon, I'll remove photo, reasons mentioned in previous sentence.

Can't watch it either. Terrible.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 15, 2009, 12:06:26 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/various/a5ad_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 25, 2009, 05:55:51 PM
I wish there was a photo like that one of the whole family in Livadia(actually here is without Alexandra)......It will be totally my favourite.....
Rasputin and the Empress if i'm not wrong
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_RATEPROMO6.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/RATEPROMO6.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on March 26, 2009, 03:12:28 AM
Ally, I love to own such kind of clock! I'm sure you want to own one, aren't you?
Ells, That photo's so serene! I think it was taken on the early forties (???)

Grand Duchesses' Blackboard in their Livadia Palace classroom (http://livadia.ircha.net/images/photoalbum/livadia/big/bh_Nic48254.jpg)

The handwriting is not written by any of the teachers and OTMA I believe. I hope the link works on all of you who wish t view it.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 26, 2009, 04:20:45 AM
Actually... no, I wouldn´= t want such clock. They are terrible if you ask me :) But I´m planning to print out several of my favourite Imperial photos and have them framed.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on March 26, 2009, 04:24:31 AM
Do such clocks boom on 12 midnight? If those do, i would change my mind. :- [
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 26, 2009, 06:22:00 AM
But I´m planning to print out several of my favourite Imperial photos and have them framed.

Actually i did and it's very nice...They are on the wall next to my bed....It's good to wake up with OTMA and go to sleep with OTMA....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 26, 2009, 12:59:55 PM
Attention  Granduchess Ally and Grand Duchess Jennifer:  I do not normally have any particular interest in this Section, but today I chanced to see Replies 392, 393 and 394 and am surprised to see that no one correctly identified the two men at the bottom of the illustration in Reply #392.  They are CORRECTLY (left) the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and (right) the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich, both paternal uncles of the Emperor Nicholas II.     (Note to GD Ally:    I continue to review the very strong contributions that you and "MissSLOom" frequently make to the "OTMA Forum- four dearest angels" .  Even though there are only 29 members, a large number of "guests" seem to monitor/visit it.   Regards,  AP)  AP
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on March 27, 2009, 01:24:48 AM
And I'm one of the newbies there! Nice to find a good forum where discussions are about OTMA and the rest  again!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 27, 2009, 03:01:37 AM
Attention  Granduchess Ally and Grand Duchess Jennifer:  I do not normally have any particular interest in this Section, but today I chanced to see Replies 392, 393 and 394 and am surprised to see that no one correctly identified the two men at the bottom of the illustration in Reply #392.  They are CORRECTLY (left) the Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and (right) the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich, both paternal uncles of the Emperor Nicholas II.     (Note to GD Ally:    I continue to review the very strong contributions that you and "MissSLOom" frequently make to the "OTMA Forum- four dearest angels" .  Even though there are only 29 members, a large number of "guests" seem to monitor/visit it.   Regards,  AP)  AP

Thank you for identifying the two men. I´m ashamed to admit that my knowledge of these Romanovs is not that great. I´m still at the beggining - strating with Nicolas and his family, continuing with family of Alexander II., I´m only getting familiar with Alexander II. and other numerous Romanov men. :)

As for the OTMA forum - I hope it was a compliment :) That forum i love dearly, but it is a place to have fun for me more than anything else...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 27, 2009, 08:31:13 PM
Attention  "Grand Duchess Ally" :  Thank you for your response!  The two men identified are each interesting in their own ways,  IMO, particularly the GD Vladimir A.  He had a very loud, "booming" voice that could be identified at once.  He was also a patron of the arts.  Both are a good source of the life, times and faults of this interesting family, the Romanovs.  Off-topic, but in relation to your remark/s about the "OTMA Forum- four dearest angels":  Yes, indeed, my remarks to you and Miss SLOom, were absolutely complimentary.  "Clever, inventive, educated" are some of the adjectives that come to mind, including both of your knowledge of the English language. IMO, it is a pity that the same can't be said for a few of that Forum membership, but then those 2 or 3 have always been "different", even though English is their native tounge.  It is amazing what people will post!  I find humorous amazement in some of the very odd topics begun and posted, such as "Rapture, end of the world? ,"  etc. (Additionally one member should think again before posting such personal injury details over family situations.  I think that this person realized it, when others seemed so shocked that the poster would tell absolute strangers such revealing information.  If you post it "in the open", it WILL be read.)  However, I most definitely agree with you, that little Forum is a "place to have fun, more than anything else." )  Best regards,  AP
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 28, 2009, 04:43:10 AM
Actually i would like to put a question...Didn't wanted to make new topic and decided to ask here....All people when they wrote in google "The Romanovs" is taking out a photo of the last imperial family...you can see that....And when i say to somebody "The Romanovs" they are saying "Aaa yes Nicky's family) i don't think this is completly right to say...Because it was Romanov Dynasty...And it's not correct when i wrote somewhere Romanov to take out only their famous photo in1913...What about Xenia?What about Olga A? They all had their own families and their family again is called Romanovs....Since they are carring the blood....And if we return to the begining of the dynasty..... I may not be correct but hope you understand what i meant....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 28, 2009, 05:34:18 AM
Olga´s family were not Romanovs :)

I understand what you mean, but Nicky and OTMAA were "the main" line of the dynasty, therefore it is completely understandable they are called the Romanovs. Buit you could of course put a lable "Romanovs" to a picture (for example) of Pavel Alexandrovich´s family or any other of the Grand Dukes.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on March 28, 2009, 06:12:43 AM
Buit you could of course put a lable "Romanovs" to a picture (for example) of Pavel Alexandrovich´s family or any other of the Grand Dukes.

Yes exactly what i meant...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on March 28, 2009, 06:36:08 PM
Pskov abdication, date, place included:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/th_pskovotrechenie.jpg) (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/?action=view&current=pskovotrechenie.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on April 09, 2009, 08:40:50 AM
1915 newspaper article:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/1732_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 09, 2009, 09:50:34 AM
Ohh nena thank you so much for this i was looking it for ages :*
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 09, 2009, 09:56:37 AM
The magazine is called la mode and I know that a la mode translates to be fashionable or in fashion etc. So is it a magazine about the fashions of the Romanovs or just a magazine about fashion with an article on the Romanovs?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on April 09, 2009, 09:57:43 AM
I don't know,Tom, I understand it is in French, right? It might be. Very welcome, Irina!  :-* ;-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 09, 2009, 11:42:56 AM
Thankies again...

And Nicholas II?
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_14aa_1.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/14aa_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 09, 2009, 02:16:15 PM
It could very well be Nicholas, it does look like him. But to me it also looks like Emperor Napoleon III. It's a shame the markings are faded.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 09, 2009, 02:51:51 PM
I'm sure it's Nicky everywhere is labeled as him...sorry for the " ?" can't remove it
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 09, 2009, 04:08:55 PM
oh!  :D I've noticed alot of NicholasII coins up for sale over the internet recently
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on April 09, 2009, 09:54:00 PM
While there are exceptions, generally the silver coins of Russia depicting Nicholas II are not rare at all. ( Besides rarity, CONDITION  is really quite important in collecting coins. ) There are also "replicas" being sold of the more expensive ones, including "gold."  Only a neophyte collector would be fooled.  ALWAYS use a reputable dealer, with return privileges upon inspection.    AP
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on April 13, 2009, 01:05:40 PM
Ahhh,

me jumping in:p

I found some nice drawing, from the cover of a book, and showed it to Nena - who suggested I should post

So here it is:
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/daysfan-be/1SNMTODT-1.jpg)

It is from the Dutch edition of 'The Snow Mountain' by Catherine Gavin, which is called 'Olga, dochter van de Tsaar' and freely translated as 'Olga, daugther of the Tsar'
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 13, 2009, 03:04:40 PM
Imperial family :)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/royalty/th_Romanovs.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/royalty/Romanovs.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 13, 2009, 03:10:30 PM
Did you make this Ally? it's good I can recognise each family member.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 13, 2009, 03:12:09 PM
Oh no! I´m not that skilled. I found this image on internet. I guess Tatiana is sitting beside Alexandra on the couch, Olga, Maria and Anastasia in the back...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on April 13, 2009, 04:43:56 PM
Wow, is it made of wax? Great new banner and avatar, Ally!

Imperial_Grounds, perfect photo, I think I can see Rasputin behind Nicholas II and Alexandra.

'NII, Aleksei and Joy':

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/300Push.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on April 13, 2009, 04:45:06 PM
Is that a recreation, Nena?
To me it does look like one.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on April 13, 2009, 05:07:39 PM
IMO, it is real, real men, since I don't know b&w photo similar to that one.  ;-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 13, 2009, 05:25:29 PM
Great finding nena.... It gave us some sort of image how they look in real...it's not like in the colored photos....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 14, 2009, 05:21:35 AM
Oh no! I´m not that skilled. I found this image on internet. I guess Tatiana is sitting beside Alexandra on the couch, Olga, Maria and Anastasia in the back...

Ah I thought Olga was on the couch, but lets not get into one of them discussions. It looks to me like Anastasia is wearing a nuns habit on her head?

Great finding nena.... It gave us some sort of image how they look in real...it's not like in the colored photos....

It looks as thought they have the relative heights similar as well.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: azrael7171918 on April 14, 2009, 05:39:06 AM
Wow, is it made of wax? Great new banner and avatar, Ally!

Imperial_Grounds, perfect photo, I think I can see Rasputin behind Nicholas II and Alexandra.

'NII, Aleksei and Joy':

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/300Push.jpg)

Is this photo from a film? What film?  It can't be of the real Nicholas and Alexie. The colors are to good to be that old of a photo plus Nicholas looks a little too young for it to be the war years.

Azrael
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Tina Laroche on April 14, 2009, 05:49:02 AM
Wow, is it made of wax? Great new banner and avatar, Ally!

Imperial_Grounds, perfect photo, I think I can see Rasputin behind Nicholas II and Alexandra.

'NII, Aleksei and Joy':

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Romanov/300Push.jpg)

Is this photo from a film? What film?  It can't be of the real Nicholas and Alexie. The colors are to good to be that old of a photo plus Nicholas looks a little too young for it to be the war years.

Azrael

It's not a real photo. All the photos the family took were black and white, weren't they? Also, Anastasia sometimes coloured the black and white photos.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 14, 2009, 05:50:46 AM
Also I'm sure that they didn't have tarmac roads back then
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on April 14, 2009, 08:41:50 AM
I'm gonna sound like a fool, but I never noticed it was a road :-[
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 14, 2009, 10:30:04 AM
Also I'm sure that they didn't have tarmac roads back then

:D You made me smiling Tom yes it's true they didn't had :D  Btw good to see you back ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on April 14, 2009, 10:48:48 AM
Also I'm sure that they didn't have tarmac roads back then
Btw good to see you back ;)

Amen to that. Noticed your abscence too, Tom ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 14, 2009, 12:59:44 PM
thank you it's good to be back and posting again :)


Also found a picture in a book of a slide in the Alexander palace - buit by Nicholas I and used by OTMAA  "http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/tom_romanov/mountainpicture.jpg"
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on April 14, 2009, 02:23:42 PM
It's not a real photo. All the photos the family took were black and white, weren't they? Also, Anastasia sometimes coloured the black and white photos.
Correct! A did some colorings. But seen some labeled to be 'colored', from 1910s.

Also found a picture in a book of a slide in the Alexander palace - buit by Nicholas I and used by OTMAA  "http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/tom_romanov/mountainpicture.jpg"
Isn't 'Polar Star' painting on the wall?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 14, 2009, 02:30:44 PM
Does look like the Polar star  :-\  Here's a link to the page on the APTM site, it has some more photos - http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/mountain.html#slide . There's a clearer photo of that wall with the picture farther down the page.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on April 14, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
Also I just found this website, its quite interesting - http://www.romanovrussia.com/ImperialBooksCol.html
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on April 14, 2009, 07:58:12 PM
Very interesting, Tom. Thank you!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olgasha on April 18, 2009, 11:35:34 AM
I found this:
http://www.wopc.co.uk/usa/dravin.html
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 26, 2009, 03:04:53 PM
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Olga%20Nikolaevna/669.jpg)

Imperial family
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/Olga%20Nikolaevna/db_Zarenfamilie8.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on April 26, 2009, 03:20:39 PM
It's very beautiful

Alexei and Nagorny
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_alexei_n_Nagorny.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/alexei_n_Nagorny.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olgasha on April 28, 2009, 02:15:11 PM
Postcard with Nicholas
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7524/militarypostcart.jpg)

Cards from Guerin-Boutron chocolate boxes
Anastasia
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7707/militarypostcard2.jpg)

Maria
(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5937/531001.jpg)

Kiril Vladimirovich
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2545/militarypostcard3.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 28, 2009, 02:22:05 PM
Thank you for posting! I´ve been seraching for a high-resolution of Maria for a long time!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: I am_Tatianochka on May 10, 2009, 10:11:08 AM
Check out this Romanov shoes:

http://www.zazzle.com/design/popuprealview.asp?realview_url=http%3A%2F%2Frlv.zcache.com%2Fisapi%2Fdesignall.dll%3Faction%3Drealview%26pdt%3Dkedsshoe%26pending%3Dfalse%26pid%3D167583699733561618%26rvtype%3Dproduct%26view%3Doutsidefront%26max_dim%3D1000%26bg%3D0xffffff%26square_it%3Dtrue%26draw_relative_size%3Dtrue%26style%3Dwomens_mini_slipon%26size%3Dwomens7%26upper%3Dwhite%26insidequarter%3Dblack%26outsidequarter%3Dblack%26heel%3Dwhite%26insole%3Dcastlerock%26lining%3Dwhite%26stitching%3Dblack%26midsole%3Dblack%26topbinding%3Dblack%26upperbinding%3Dblack%26insolebinding%3Dblack%26context%3Ddefault_kedsshoe%26gore%3Dblack%26drawareaboundingbox%3Dfalse%26drawsafearea%3Dfalse%26view_auto%3D1.4%26twoshoe%3Dtrue&max_dim=1000
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sarushka on May 10, 2009, 10:18:26 AM
It's very beautiful

Alexei and Nagorny
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_alexei_n_Nagorny.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/alexei_n_Nagorny.jpg)

It's clearly labeled Nagorny, but he looks much more like Derevenko to me. I wonder if the artist made a mistake?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 10, 2009, 10:37:33 AM
Defitinely. He/she also labelled a picture of Tatiana as "Princess Olga".
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on May 10, 2009, 10:51:39 AM
True but still he/she draw it good since it's pretty hard to draw someone from the Romanov's....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on May 10, 2009, 04:20:00 PM
I noticed indeed man looks more as Derevenko to me. There is photo where it was too hard to define who is -- D or N? I always thought it is Derevenko, but it is not.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olgasha on May 12, 2009, 03:25:12 AM
Calendars with IF
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5789/calzoo1.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9917/d71b2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on May 14, 2009, 02:12:03 PM
Arriving in Ekaterinburg...It was wrote that it's based on photo
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_arrive.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/arrive.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on May 14, 2009, 02:14:57 PM
I would love if it was based on a real photo. I highly doubt.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 14, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
Hardly. I doubt anyone was there with a camera. Nena had posted it once in colour....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on May 14, 2009, 02:25:46 PM
Yes me too but probably the drawing was based on a photo of the house or something
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Erika on May 14, 2009, 02:37:15 PM
Calendars with IF
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5789/calzoo1.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9917/d71b2.jpg)

The calenders are absolutely magnificent! I wish I had one of those!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 15, 2009, 03:40:10 AM
Yes me too but probably the drawing was based on a photo of the house or something

You mean the train-station then.... I had somewhere the picture of it, I´ll take a look for resemblance.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on May 20, 2009, 06:45:29 PM
I always heard that that drawing was just an artists rendering of what it might have looked like. It's supposed to be Alexandra, Nicholas, and Maria arriving in Ekaterinburg but Maria looks more like a version of herself from an earlier time. Notice her hair is long.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on May 20, 2009, 08:32:00 PM
Check out this Romanov shoes:

http://www.zazzle.com/design/popuprealview.asp?realview_url=http%3A%2F%2Frlv.zcache.com%2Fisapi%2Fdesignall.dll%3Faction%3Drealview%26pdt%3Dkedsshoe%26pending%3Dfalse%26pid%3D167583699733561618%26rvtype%3Dproduct%26view%3Doutsidefront%26max_dim%3D1000%26bg%3D0xffffff%26square_it%3Dtrue%26draw_relative_size%3Dtrue%26style%3Dwomens_mini_slipon%26size%3Dwomens7%26upper%3Dwhite%26insidequarter%3Dblack%26outsidequarter%3Dblack%26heel%3Dwhite%26insole%3Dcastlerock%26lining%3Dwhite%26stitching%3Dblack%26midsole%3Dblack%26topbinding%3Dblack%26upperbinding%3Dblack%26insolebinding%3Dblack%26context%3Ddefault_kedsshoe%26gore%3Dblack%26drawareaboundingbox%3Dfalse%26drawsafearea%3Dfalse%26view_auto%3D1.4%26twoshoe%3Dtrue&max_dim=1000

Wow! Nice!
I always heard that that drawing was just an artists rendering of what it might have looked like. It's supposed to be Alexandra, Nicholas, and Maria arriving in Ekaterinburg but Maria looks more like a version of herself from an earlier time. Notice her hair is long.

The artist maybe didn't know Maria's hair was short then (",)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on May 21, 2009, 09:47:43 AM
I always heard that that drawing was just an artists rendering of what it might have looked like. It's supposed to be Alexandra, Nicholas, and Maria arriving in Ekaterinburg but Maria looks more like a version of herself from an earlier time. Notice her hair is long.

The artist maybe didn't know Maria's hair was short then (",)

[/quote]

Mabey the artist decided not to pay much attention to Maria, after all she was just a daughter and another Romanov (in their eyes). They probably wanted to ephaisis Nicholas and Alexandra and their position.
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Post by: Olga Maria on June 15, 2009, 12:01:58 AM
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-20366377.jpg?size=67&uid=efb819d4-c3db-4aad-9b1a-2b4f8ab5095f&uniqID=1df08e72-d03a-421d-9077-341d47a5b0e3)
I'm not sure if this has been posted before...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 17, 2009, 06:04:03 AM
What is that woman looking at?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on June 17, 2009, 07:02:39 AM
A icon..She is not looking but praying....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on June 17, 2009, 08:20:23 AM
I believe she´s actually kissing it.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on June 17, 2009, 09:06:14 AM
I believe she´s actually kissing it.

I am sure of it.  ;-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on June 17, 2009, 11:41:47 PM
For that picture, the caption says:
A Russian woman places her face against an icon of Czar Nicholas II and his family at an exhibition in Christ the Savior cathedral, devoted to 90-year anniversary of their execution, in Moscow, Russia.

(http://pro.corbis.com/images/RA001616.jpg?size=67&uid=a5d93026-7422-48f5-9d76-1aac898e6476&uniqID=7ba96b7c-82fb-43c7-84ca-1a5331b66380)
Here's what the caption of the picture says:
A man lights a candle in front of icons of Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra in front of Kazan Cathedral to mark the day the last czar and his family were murdered by Bolshevik revolutionaries, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on June 18, 2009, 12:01:12 AM
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/KE001007.jpg?size=67&uid=dcb6258a-e613-499c-8296-e86a6e01044a&uniqID=c8103692-5ab0-4ca8-a4a2-38922a8f72ef)
A painting of Alexandra's Study Room
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Post by: Condecontessa on June 18, 2009, 04:49:09 PM
It must be the first Alexandra . Wife of Nicholas I.
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Post by: Olga Maria on June 26, 2009, 01:53:11 AM
You're certainly right, Condecontessa!

(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/55995425.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=FF78C4C52F53E48F84E8668DA9DC50DB909A28474E3F51A2)
A painting of Ivan the Terrible visited by the ghosts of those he murdered.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on June 26, 2009, 08:46:09 AM
WOW good find Shammy
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Post by: amartin71718 on June 26, 2009, 01:11:00 PM
I can't see the painting.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Tina Laroche on June 26, 2009, 01:19:17 PM
I can't see the painting.

So maybe (click for larger version : ) )? ---> ...

(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc331/Tina_1812/Romanovs/Paintings/th_55995425IvanGrozni_Duhove_na_ubitut.jpg) (http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc331/Tina_1812/Romanovs/Paintings/55995425IvanGrozni_Duhove_na_ubitut.jpg)
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Post by: amartin71718 on June 26, 2009, 11:28:21 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: Anastasia Spalko on July 02, 2009, 07:01:36 PM
That painting gives me the creeps, but it's still great!  I'll bet in real life, Ivan the Terrible was haunted by those he killed.  The picture of the man lighting the candles for the icons of Nicholas and Alix almost made me cry, too.  I was going to stay up until midnight last year to hold a vigil for them on the 90th anniversary, but I was on vacation at my grandparent's home in Bangkok, and I can't remember if I was too tired, my mom made me go to bed, or I just flat out forgot.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on July 02, 2009, 08:14:24 PM
They should do one for Stalin. But come to think of it, they probably couldn't find a canvas big enough for all his victims.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on July 02, 2009, 08:17:29 PM
They should do one for Stalin. But come to think of it, they probably couldn't find a canvas big enough for all his victims.

No, it is physically possible (if you have a canvas that's the size of Russia itself).   ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 03, 2009, 08:33:18 AM
Anastasia s icon remind me of these pics i found a few days ago. Sorry if they were posted before!

I dont find similarities to the real ones but i find them pretty nice, in special their costumes

Nicholas and Alexei

(http://i44.tinypic.com/aazok7.jpg)


Alix

(http://i42.tinypic.com/20atb0p.jpg)


Minnie

(http://i43.tinypic.com/28jc7t.jpg)

Sasha

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2e1up2q.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Proud_Olga on July 04, 2009, 05:27:28 PM
Those are great, though that's true they don't have many ressemblances with the true Romanovs, especially Alexei (who looks too old IMO) and Alix. But that's still a wonderful job. :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on July 04, 2009, 06:40:32 PM
The costumes are pretty much dead on. But yeah, they don't look much like the actual people. Oh well...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on July 04, 2009, 06:45:31 PM
Most of them don't look like the real thing, the costumes are pefect, and (holy cow!) Minnie looks like Baroness Buxhoeveden!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Natasya on July 06, 2009, 08:39:44 PM
I think Alexander looks a bit like he did...but the costumes are stunning besides. (I love Alexandra's!)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 09, 2009, 09:04:46 AM
Two weeks ago, I went to Disney Paris. While I was doing the queue in the Tower of Terror, I saw this portrait on the wall (BTW, sorry for the picture) :
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/4tre/th_IMG_6515.jpg) (http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/4tre/?action=view&current=IMG_6515.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 09, 2009, 10:01:59 AM
A portrait of Maria Alexandrovna in the Tower of Terror in Disneyland Paris?...amazing!  :)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 09, 2009, 10:11:27 AM
The portrait is my favourite but why she is was putted in The Tower of Terror?Just wondering
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 09, 2009, 10:21:30 AM
I have no idea...the "Tower of Terror" is indeed a strange place for a portrait of an Empress...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Vecchiolarry on July 09, 2009, 10:26:17 AM
Wow,

Somebody doesn't know their Russian history very well....
I can see Ivan the Terrible being there in "The Tower of Terror";  but poor Maria Alexandrovna???  She's the least likely person to be there...

Larry
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 09, 2009, 10:41:10 AM
Well i agree with Vecchiolarry... Strange but maybe there is some reason...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on July 09, 2009, 12:36:08 PM
Maybe they just put on a random portrait of a lady from the late 1800s and it happened to be Maria Alexandrovna.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on July 10, 2009, 08:31:29 PM
maybe they were afraid of Russians.  That's kind of insulting, though.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Marie-Catherine on July 10, 2009, 09:45:53 PM
Oh no, I don't think they're afraid of Russians ! The attraction takes place in a old hotel, deserted because it's haunted. It a very very well-decorated place, and I think they hang the portrait to add prestige to the place.
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Post by: EmmyLee on July 11, 2009, 12:09:32 PM
I agree. If you think of the older hotels (and I guess newer ones too) with beautiful furnishings, potted palms, expensive paintings, and such- that is what the hotel for Tower of Terror is set to look like. I don't think that they meant anything by putting a portrait of Maria Alexandrovna on the wall. It was just a painting that looked nice and would fit in to the setting.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on July 11, 2009, 07:40:28 PM
Solution found, then.   
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on July 23, 2009, 04:53:22 AM
Minnie on a cup (http://www.rusarchives.ru/pik/events/mf_kat/292.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on July 30, 2009, 12:37:29 AM
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/4/3/9/2/webimg/245958679_tp.jpg)
Alexei on a pendant
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on July 30, 2009, 04:46:31 PM
It's sooo lovely
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 01, 2009, 04:20:36 AM
They made a beautiful onethat looked exactly like that one with Alix on it.  I put it on my list of items I wanted pretty badly.  They're only ten dollars (plus shipping and handling) if you want to buy one on eBay.  Do they have any with other members of the IF on them?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Olga Maria on August 07, 2009, 01:11:45 AM
Yup, Ells, it's so lovely...
Oh none. I only saw that one.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on August 17, 2009, 11:31:14 AM
I didn't know where else to put this, since I'm not sure if it is true or not. So I'm sorry if this is the wrong place.

I was flipping through books at a book store, and came upon this: Tsar Nicholas II considered putting an electric fence around Russia. Anyone know about that? I read it in a book called http://www.bathroomreader.com/pilot.asp?pg=throne_topsecret_med#TOP , so it's not a very reliable source.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 18, 2009, 01:20:52 PM
I got book full with quotes from papers about the royals...

Nicholas II completely incompetent

January 23, 1905

Former Ambassador to Russia, Andrew White has made the following statement concerning the situation in St. Petersburg:
"If the Czar is a weak man, as the present Emperor is, he can do very little. A week man cannot know an anything about the empire to speak of, because he is surrounded by Grand Dukes, women &c., who tell him what they want him to believe and keep all the truth away from him which they do not wish him to hear.
"The main difficulty in the whole case is that the Emperor is supposed to do all the thinking for 140,000,000 of people, scattered over the largest territory possessed by any Government in the world with all sorts of different races, religions and ideas, and this no man can do, and least of all in a time life this.
"The simple fact is that the evils of the old system have now become absolutely intolerable. And when you add to that facat the sending off of immense numbers of the best young men in the country to an utterly useless and wicked war, and the pressure of taxation which grinds the people to the dust, you have a situation which none but the very strongest rulers in human history can cope with.
"The Czar has no strength of character, no proper education, and is hopelessly unfit to grapple with the situation.
"No doubt the worst of the features of the situation have been kept from him.
Mr. White believed that advisors to the Russian emperor would recommend a policy similar to that of Nicholas I, who sent the "ringleaders of the insurrection of eighty years ago shot, hanged, or sent to Siberia." He did not believe "that important changes to Russia could be long delayed.
Andrew Dickson White served as ambassador to Russia from 1892 to 1894. He later served as the USA's first ambassador to Germany. He is also a co-founder of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 18, 2009, 01:27:39 PM
Latest Rumor: Nicholas II still alive
January 8, 1919

"It is necessary to treat with reserve" a story sent by a special correspondent of the London newspaper, the Morning Post at Archangel. The correspondent writes: "A friend of mine, Prince M, who has just arrived here from Petrograd, informed me that he had a long talk with Grand Duke Cyril on November 18. The Grand Duke told him that he had just received a letter from Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the Emperor, who wrote that the Empress and her daughters were still alive, and the Emperor had not been shot.
"The Bolshevik officer who was ordered to carry out the sentence of death told the Emperor that it was a matter of indifference to him who was shot. He had orders to produce a corpse -- bullets in the head of a victim would make identification impossible.
Count T, who was present at the conversation, offered to sacrifice himself, saying he considered it was his duty to lay down his life for his sovereign. The Emperor protested vehemently, but was overruled by Count T and the officer. The Emperor escaped, but no one knows where he is at the present time.
Dr. Botkin has also written to his sister to the effect that the 'greatest crime of the twentieth century has miscarried.'"

The Associated Press reported in a dispatch dated December 24 with a Warsaw dateline that Michael de Tchihatchef, a nephew of General Skoropadski, as the source for this story. Nicholas II's former military attaché, Count Tatchev, was named as the victim, who was shot instead of the Tsar.

It must be repeated that this story be treated with "reserve," as there is no verification from Grand Duke Cyril.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 18, 2009, 04:39:18 PM
Chronology about rumors and gossips in 1918 and aftermath, relating the survivance of IF, reply to Elly's post:

According to memories of Count V. N.V. Voeikov

Russian newspaper about IF murders:
June 6th, 1918 --- Tsar was killed, Heir is alive.
June 10th 1918 --- Tsar was killed, Heir died.
June 12th, both news were confuted. And on July 6th, news were that Tsar was executed, and later the whole family. Also, they were stories about saving IF from Tobolsk.....


Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Terence on August 18, 2009, 09:46:43 PM
Latest Rumor: Nicholas II still alive
January 8, 1919

The Associated Press reported in a dispatch dated December 24 with a Warsaw dateline that Michael de Tchihatchef, a nephew of General Skoropadski, as the source for this story. Nicholas II's former military attaché, Count Tatchev, was named as the victim, who was shot instead of the Tsar.

It must be repeated that this story be treated with "reserve," as there is no verification from Grand Duke Cyril.

Is there any verification from other sources that Count Tatchev was executed in this instance?

T
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 24, 2009, 11:00:47 AM
I was flicking through Royal Russia album last night when I came across this photo -"http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/tom_romanov/otmaresting1916.jpg"

And I noticed something I haven't seen before. We all know that Anastasia is either smoking or pretending too, but when I looked at Olga's left hand I notice something inbetween her fingers. Could it be a cigarette?

I don't know but I just thought I'd publish it as it was new for me.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 24, 2009, 01:33:05 PM
I think this could be fag-end....you know when you end smoking the cigarette and the filtrate is remaining....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 24, 2009, 04:22:18 PM
I don't want to use text talk, but OMG!  I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 24, 2009, 04:38:55 PM
I don't want to use text talk, but OMG!  I don't know if I should laugh or cry.

Excuse me are you laughing at my post?Where is the reason to "laugh or cry" ?
If you are "laughing and crying" on my post i must warn that English is not my native so tryed to be clear what it looks to me...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 24, 2009, 07:57:05 PM
Tom, it has been discussed already. Look at one of Olga's threads.

And I should support Elly -- language of many posters is not their native (mine neither). So, before giving any upshot, keep this on minds!  But again, we are not 'fortune tellers' to know in advance abuot another poster's language.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Father Gregory on August 24, 2009, 10:26:21 PM
I think this could be fag-end....you know when you end smoking the cigarette and the filtrate is remaining....

I believe she means a "cigarette butt."
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 25, 2009, 01:30:27 AM
I think this could be fag-end....you know when you end smoking the cigarette and the filtrate is remaining....

I believe she means a "cigarette butt."

Yes exactly thank you both nena...i forgot this was already discuss
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 25, 2009, 07:00:26 AM
Does anyone have a link to the thread about the IF's pets?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 25, 2009, 08:02:09 AM
Here you are:

Imp. Family/Romanov's Family's Pets Links List (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=n2ccavh25n7c63hp1rhub7bdb2&topic=2541.0)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 25, 2009, 03:08:46 PM
Tom, it has been discussed already. Look at one of Olga's threads.

And I should support Elly -- language of many posters is not their native (mine neither). So, before giving any upshot, keep this on minds!  But again, we are not 'fortune tellers' to know in advance abuot another poster's language.

I'm not making fun of your English as I am around a lot of people who are not native speakers anyways.  My point is I'm seriously freaking out about the cigarettes!  Everything I know is a lie! :O
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 25, 2009, 03:22:37 PM
My point is I'm seriously freaking out about the cigarettes!  Everything I know is a lie! :O

What about the cigarettes?Didn't you know OTMA smoke?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 25, 2009, 03:26:54 PM
*Gasp*  My moment of "SAY WHAT?!?"  I think I'll go sit in my room and die, now.  I'm depressed.   :'(
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 25, 2009, 03:37:38 PM
I was like that too when I found out. I thought ' how could they do something so bad?' but then someone pointed out the me that they were only human and that at that period in history, people did not know the effects of smoking and it was seen as new, exotic and fashionable. In a way you could say OTMA were just following a trend amoung young women at that time.

although I haven't heard of Maria smoking?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: nena on August 25, 2009, 03:37:48 PM
Yes, girls smoked. But in that way, to relax their nerves during war.

Come on, don't be depressed.

I know you are not making fun of anybody's language, I only say that here many of the posters are not native English speakers.

My apologies if I offended you.

As welll as for Maria, I am not sure, either. 
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 25, 2009, 03:48:48 PM
The only people that have offended me are the grand duchesses.  But I suppose I would have done the same thing if I lived in that time.  Still, they were so young! 

Wait, Maria didn't smoke?  I'm saved! *happy moment*
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 25, 2009, 03:50:12 PM
No i know that Maria also smoked since i've seen a photo of her hodling cigarette and it was discuss ...accept that all OTMA were smoking look i've seen one of Alexei holding too but i think he was just posing...Alexandra would not allow him
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 25, 2009, 03:56:15 PM
Ah! Thanks for clearing that up Elly, once again your vast knowledge has helped us all...

And Anastasia Spalko, I'm sure the grand duchesses didn't mean to offend you  ;)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Father Gregory on August 25, 2009, 03:59:58 PM
Smoking was not only common in that time, it was prescribed by doctors to calm the nerves and, specifically in woman to lose weight.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 25, 2009, 06:40:58 PM
Smoking was not only common in that time, it was prescribed by doctors to calm the nerves and, specifically in woman to lose weight.

That could be part of the reason the girls (with the exception of Anastasia) looked skinnier in their later days. o_o <hmm...)

No i know that Maria also smoked since i've seen a photo of her holding cigarette


Aww, man...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on August 25, 2009, 11:56:53 PM
No i know that Maria also smoked since i've seen a photo of her holding cigarette

Please, will you post (or PM) the picture? I haven't seen any photos of Maria smoking.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on August 26, 2009, 04:24:52 AM
If i am not wrong.In this photograph she is holding herwith left hand...and Nicholas is also but it's infront of his mouth
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/th_ff1e21c674_41301586_o2.jpg) (http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/Grande_DuchesseOlga/ff1e21c674_41301586_o2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on August 26, 2009, 04:25:53 AM
Yes, that´s right. Even more so - why wouldn´t Maria smoke when everybody else in the family did?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: tom_romanov on August 26, 2009, 10:10:38 AM
Yes, that´s right. Even more so - why wouldn´t Maria smoke when everybody else in the family did?

Makes sense that she smoked then  :)

Smoking was not only common in that time, it was prescribed by doctors to calm the nerves and, specifically in woman to lose weight.

True, even Alexandra had her special French cigarettes for her nerves.


But I think we're covering well trodden ground now...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 26, 2009, 07:01:36 PM
What do leap years do to the different calenders when comparing them? Would everyone's NS birthday be bumped up for the year, like Olga's would be November 17?

This might be a stupid question, but math is simply beyond me.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on August 27, 2009, 06:33:58 PM
What do leap years do to the different calenders when comparing them? Would everyone's NS birthday be bumped up for the year, like Olga's would be November 17?

This might be a stupid question, but math is simply beyond me.

Finally! Someone like me!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on September 01, 2009, 05:19:28 AM
Grand Duchess Olga wanted to visit the USA

At least, this is what the Los Angeles Times reported on June 8, 1913. The paper's account, based on cables from Europe, stated that Grand Duchess Olga 's travel plans were to include Washington, Newport and New York in "a few months." The newspaper erroneously described Olga as the heir presumptive (due to the "rather delicate heir apparent." Even in 1913, newspapers could not get their royal succession facts right!
Olga was "exceedingly anxious to visit America," but that her mother "stoutly opposes the idea, which simply enhances the determination of her daughter to put it into execution."
Although Prime Minister Witte was said to support the idea, as he believed that Olga's visit would "help materially to improve Russian-American relations," apparently strained during the William Howard Taft administration.
Utter tosh. Nicholas and Alexandra would never have allowed their eldest daughter to travel alone (although she would have a large retine with her), prior to arranging a marriage for their daughter. Young and unmarried daughters of the Russian emperor did not get on ships to travel to the US to fly the flag to improve Russo-American relations.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on September 01, 2009, 05:22:29 AM
Copied from "Life"
On January 6, 1901, the Los Angeles Times published an article: "Czar's Children All Girls; Throne without an Heir." To be specific, the Russian throne did have an heir, Grand Duke Michael, who was Nicholas II's youngest brother. But in 1901, there was no direct male heir. It was not yet known that the Empress Alexandra was pregnant with her fourth child, a daughter, Anastasia, who was born in June. According to this article, which featured a new sketch of the three young Grand Duchesses, Nicholas apparently said when Olga was born "Had our baby been a boy, he would have belonged to the nation, but our little Olga belongs to us."

The writer makes a comment, now seen to be wistful, "Although the little Grand Duchesses can never hope to inherit the throne, they can be pretty sure of becoming queens if they grow up." If they grow up. How prescient. According to this article, Queen Victoria, "who is the greatest royal matchmaker in Europe," had earmarked one of the grand duchesses as a future spouse for six-year-old Prince Edward of York (the future Edward VIII.) At the time this article was published, Queen Victoria had only three weeks left to live.

The article also noted that the Czarina was a first cousin to Kaiser Wilhelm II, "whose boys will be looking for suitable princesses before long."

Although it is unlikely that Nicholas II would ever have considered changing the succession laws to primogeniture, U.S. and British newspapers speculated that the law would be changed to allow for Grand Duchess Olga to succeed her father "in the event of the death" of her younger brother. This was reported in 1903, as well, a year before Alexis' birth. This was reported in the LA Times in November 1908.

Women had the right to succeed, but only after all of the men in the family.

In 1911, there were reports that Olga was going to marry Prince Boris -- the future King Boris III -- of Bulgaria, and that the engagement would be announced on November 15th. The Washington Post's article, which was written by the Marquise de Castellane, noted that Olga's chief regret would be to leave her younger brother to whom she was devoted. The engagement was approved by Russia, "but Bulgaria's defiance of Russia has shattered it. The Grand Duchess is said to heartbroken."

A year later, the Los Angeles Times and other papers reported that Nicholas II was about to announce the date for the marriage between Olga and Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich. Dimitri was Nicholas' first cousin. "The wedding is to be a very brilliant affair, to be followed by a state ball at which the elite of Russian and foreign society will be present. It is in every respect a love match."

Pure fiction, perhaps. In 1914, it was reported that Dimitri was going to renounce his imperial rights in order to marry Miss Alice Durham, a young American woman, whom he met at a St. Petersburg ice rink.

A headline in the New York Times on November 9, 1914, stated "Marriage of Czar's Daughter and Roumania's Heir May Affect the War." The proposed marriage had been announced, according to the paper, the previous March, between Olga and Crown Prince Carol of Roumania. Earlier there also had been rumors that Carol was going to marry Olga's sister, Tatiana. In 1913, news reports linked Tatiana with the Prince of Wales: "Gossip has it that the heir to Great Britain's throne is very much in love with Princess (sic) Tatiana, second daughter of the Czar of Russia.

Another Romanov cousin, Grand Duke Boris, the son of Grand Wladimir Alexandrovitch and Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna, pursued Olga. Alix wrote to Nicholas on January 28, 1916: "Oh could but our children be equally blessed in their married lives - the idea of Boris is too unsympathetic and the child would, I feel convinced, never agree to marry him and I should perfectly well understand her.

Tragically, the Grand Duchesses never got married. They were murdered with their parents, siblings and loyal servants in July 1917. It is unlikely that Tatiana and Carol would have had a happy marriage, but at least, she would have survived the Revolution. The same could be said if the stories about Olga and Boris or Olga and King Alexander of Serbia (who was said to be fond of her). As Queen of Bulgaria, she may have been able to do something to secure her family's release.

There were also stories of romances with soldiers. Tatiana had become close to Dimitri Malama, an officer in the Life Guards Regiment. In 1916, Alexandra wrote to her husband after seeing Malama for the first time in more than a year: "Looks flourishing more than a man now, and adorable boy still. I must say, a perfect son-in-law he wld. have been. Why are foreign Pces. not as nice!" However, much Alix liked Malama, he would not have been a suitable husband for a Grand Duchess. Nor would Olga be allowed to develop a relationship with another officer, Pavel Voronov.

The war changed their lives. Marital opportunities came and went. The family grew closer, became more inclusive. By 1917, it was too late to find husbands for the two oldest Grand Duchesses. Nicholas had lost his throne, the family was under arrest, and in the next year, they would all be dead.




Posted by Marlene Eilers Koenig at Monday, July 21, 2008 3 comments
Aimone and Olga
Are they? Or aren't they? That is the question? Will they continue to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous speculation? They are not the most public of couples -- and they have been engaged for three years now. Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia, and Princess Olga of Greece have been together for three years now. But there has been no movement toward arranging a wedding. Aimone, 40, and Olga, 35, have lived together in Russia, where Aimone works. Late last year, they attended the baptism of one of Aimone's relatives. I was sent photographs from this event but due to copyright restrictions (and family privacy), I cannot publish the photos. I can say, however, that Aimone and Olga came to the celebrations, as a couple.
Yes, Olga's biological clock is ticking away but perhaps she and Aimone are happy with the status-quo. Why do they need to marry? Is it perhaps because Aimone is the last male in line to the former Italian throne, as well as the only heir to the Aosta title? Is it because their marriage would be seen by royal watchers as a true dynastic alliance. Princess Olga is the younger daugher of Prince Michael of Greece (who ceased to be a Greek dynast when he married Marina Karella in 1965. ) Aimone's cousin, Emamuele Filiberto, is married to a French actress, and they have two daughters. (Princess Clotilde is young enough to have another child.)
Perhaps -- and this is speculation on my part -- Aimone and Olga have no real interest in a "dynastic marriage." There is no throne to inherit.
The Duke of Aosta, who now considers himself as head of the Italian royal family, would certainly announce an end to the engagement on his official website. Perhaps they are happy to live together!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on September 01, 2009, 05:31:56 AM
You must excuse the last part which is about Greece...but anyway
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: bednayaliza on September 13, 2009, 08:32:10 AM
maria petrova and kostya tszy in the russian show ice age skating as Nicholas II and Anastasia [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6q0TgHso6I/url]
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Post by: Anastasia Spalko on September 13, 2009, 11:42:20 AM
Great find.  Now I'm going to try and find a skating ring down here in the warm ole South and learn how to do stuff like that.  Now let's see, Google "skating rings in Atlanta, Georgia", nearest skating ring: Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: bednayaliza on September 14, 2009, 07:22:54 AM
It is not wery difficult to learn some figure skating elements if you are not afraid to fall. I am skating for 4 years (not professionally) and it is a great pleasure.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Anastasia Spalko on September 15, 2009, 04:12:01 PM
Do we have any other Georgian peaches on here who can tell me where to find a skating ring?  If you are a Georgian (from the state, not country), please tell me!
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Post by: bednayaliza on September 16, 2009, 03:22:43 AM
This reminded me a big pair during I world war  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXK7QYnqUc0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXK7QYnqUc0)
 and some other songs of magical Pelagea   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqdPvcOH3GQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqdPvcOH3GQ)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twBDnkSZabo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twBDnkSZabo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO8KasFa_OA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO8KasFa_OA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8a_xLu1Msw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8a_xLu1Msw)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHF1mFqGDgk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHF1mFqGDgk)
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Post by: bednayaliza on October 18, 2009, 04:26:00 AM
"http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/bednayaliza/nicky.jpg"
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Post by: Royal Bulgaria on November 22, 2009, 04:33:11 AM
I found this one labeled that the boy infront with the candle is the Tsareevich Alexei ....
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/th_109.jpg) (http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/109.jpg)
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Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on November 22, 2009, 04:39:58 AM
Wonderful!!!!...and I think that I can see Alexander III, Alexander II and Nicholas I too...
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Post by: nena on November 22, 2009, 05:26:52 AM
I found this one labeled that the boy infront with the candle is the Tsareevich Alexei ....
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/th_109.jpg) (http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/109.jpg)

Now that is wonderful one. Well done on finding it. That painting has dual nature. Both Tsarist and Communist's one. It is just wonderful. In the first row we see Saints from early Russian period and early forming of Russian country, I would guess 7th century, throughout Middle Ages, up to founding the Romanov dynasty, and aftermath, all the Emperors. Fall of the Empire and the tumult, we can see ship 'Aurora' on the upper - right side, and on the left, heaven, heart of Moscow, and all bad consequences. It is Ruskaya Golgota, I'd say. All thorny way Russian people endured during Red's era. And Little Tsarevich, as a Crown of image, symbolically the one who was innocent, and spilled blood for all the sins.
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Post by: Holly on November 22, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
My Russian professor always gives me copies of Russian Life magazine and I finally found time to scan an article from the July/August 2009 issue. It's called "Romanov Worship" and it's very interesting.
The thumbnails aren't in order but if you click on them they're numbered chronologically.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture001.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture001.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture002.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture002.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture003.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture003.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture004.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture004.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture005.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture005.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_Picture.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=Picture.jpg)

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Post by: Ally Kumari on November 22, 2009, 12:55:58 PM
That´s really interesting! Thank you!
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Post by: EmmyLee on November 23, 2009, 01:54:57 PM
Thanks Holly!
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Post by: EmmyLee on November 25, 2009, 05:08:14 PM
I'm not sure if this sculpture has been posted:

http://dimitriy-romanov-fund.eu/about_Paul_Edward_Kulikovsky-english.htm
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Post by: Holly on November 25, 2009, 09:37:55 PM
No problem!

That sculpture is really amazing. I think I've seen it somewhere before but I'd forgotten about it. Does anyone know where it's located?
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Post by: nena on November 27, 2009, 06:44:25 AM
I have seen it also but I am uncertain about the place. Could it be Ekaterinburg? Am just guessing.
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Post by: bednayaliza on November 28, 2009, 04:37:01 PM
Big version of Glazunov picture with Alexei Romanov  "http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu120/bednayaliza/glazunovstovekov.jpg"
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Post by: Royal Bulgaria on November 29, 2009, 03:33:53 AM
And other royals on the same picture i've posted :)
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Post by: nena on December 06, 2009, 03:15:09 AM
Does anyone know where it's located?

In Moscow. See : http://visualrian.com/images/item/159950
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Post by: Holly on December 06, 2009, 09:02:02 PM
Does anyone know where it's located?

In Moscow. See : http://visualrian.com/images/item/159950

Thank you, Nena!
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Post by: Robert_Hall on December 07, 2009, 02:19:45 AM
Nena, is it in situ permanently, or  just an exhibit until it finds a home? Personalty I find the thing rather ugly, as these monuments go.Looks sort of Stalinesques style.
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Post by: nena on December 07, 2009, 04:10:51 AM
I really don't know. It doesn't look like it is movable. I appreciate any kind of art, and it took time to make, and so, but I dislike it too.
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Post by: Robert_Hall on December 07, 2009, 04:41:28 AM
The reason I asked is that the sculpture  does not fir the surrounding wall, which does look permanent. Also, Nicholas is seated crookedly. There are other details, such as why the retainers not depicted, but that is solely the artists' discretion.  The way it looks, it wold seem easily disassembled and set up elsewhere. I may try to find it when I am next in Moscow.
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Post by: Holly on December 07, 2009, 08:16:31 AM
I agree with you somewhat on that, Robert. Obviously the artist couldn't know too much about what happened the night they died or the sculpture would look very different; however, I still find it impressive as a sculpture and a work of art. I like the background.
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 14, 2009, 01:34:06 PM
Hello,
Sorry to interupt your conversation about the sculpture- (by the way, I think it's rather nice, thoguh it's odd that the IF's eyes are closed,) but I have a question about Faberge, and I've looked in the subject "Imperial Antiques" and didn't find a thread that the question could go on, so I'm asking it here.
What is a kovsh?
I've seen several pictures of what is labled "kovsh of so-and-so gem..." and I'm wondering what it is. I'd post a picture of one, but I don't know how.
If anyone knows what they are, please tell me! I've really been wondering. They look like some sort of dish...look for a picture of one somewhere, it's really mystifying what they would be used for.
Thank you!
Andrea
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on December 14, 2009, 02:24:46 PM
Re: Response #570 and "Kovsh":   A  "kovsh" did not originate with, nor is it exclusive to Faberge.  It has a long history.  Simply research via "Google."    AP
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 15, 2009, 10:40:12 AM
Thank you! The only place I saw a kovsh was a Faberge book, so I thoguht it was Faberge.
I'll reserch it.
Andrea
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 15, 2009, 03:56:26 PM
Aparently, a kovsh is a Russian drinking vessel, though from the pictures I've seen, it doesn't look like one could drink from it. Nor does it look like a ladle, which was the other definition. It looks more like something one would ladle from, not use as a ladle.
To tell the truth, to me it looks like a gravy bowl shaped like a Viking ship!
Andrea
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on December 15, 2009, 04:34:10 PM
Without getting into a dissertation, I will add two remarks to your post # 573 :  "Kovshi" (pl.) come in all sizes.  I have even seen graduated "sets" of such.  Also you should research about the transition of the original functional use into symbolic use of such engraved, jewel-bedecked, etc. kovshi as awards/rewards.   AP
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 15, 2009, 06:17:43 PM
Oh. Interesting. I will do so. I never thought that kovshi could come in graduated sizes, like matroshkas. Still, the shape seems kind of odd to drink from, though a smaller kovsh would be a good ladle.
Andrea
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Post by: Robert_Hall on December 16, 2009, 02:26:57 AM
The kovsh is ancient. It was originally used to dip from a communal bowl and then drink or sip from. It had long outlived it's original utilitarian purpose, however and became a presentation piece or special gift. The Romanovs and their courts  gave especially valuable ones, many of which now are in museums.
 When and Emperor, or and member of the Imperial Family visited a place they were often given one as well as the salver/plate for bread & salt. These were inscribed for the occasion.
 By the 19th century when the great jewelry house got hold of them, [especially Faberge] they  had become valuable works of art.
 As far as I know, this is strictly a Russian tradition,  although I could be mistaken there.
 Just Go ogle it and you can find out more.
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Post by: Holly on December 27, 2009, 06:10:28 PM
I found this Victorian era post card and I thought this girl looked like Anastasia Nicholaievna.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/th_il_fullxfull85514330.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/My%20Photo%20Manipulations/?action=view&current=il_fullxfull85514330.jpg)
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on December 28, 2009, 12:22:54 PM
Very pretty postcard. It does look a little like Anastasia.
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Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 09, 2010, 09:55:38 AM
I found this one labeled that the boy infront with the candle is the Tsareevich Alexei ....
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/th_109.jpg) (http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac333/Ioanna_Of_Bulgaria/109.jpg)

A picture of the same kind.

(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/45195/2483335640101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2483335640101857556YRHwlo)
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Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 09, 2010, 11:25:56 AM
Yes and it's quite lovely (:
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Post by: blessOTMA on January 09, 2010, 04:11:18 PM
A picture of the same kind.
Thank you for posting this! I like how they made the family portrait using some photos from other sitings. Gives it a sense of timelessness 
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Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on January 10, 2010, 07:52:20 AM
You're welcome! :- )

I hope to find a bigger and entire version of that picture.
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Post by: Katya90 on January 27, 2010, 09:01:10 PM
Wasn't sure exactly where to put this one, so I figured I'd put it here to be safe... Anyway, has anyone seen the new Sherlock Holmes film? Rachel McAdam's character says something about a "missing Romanov princess" in her first few lines, but she must've been mumbling because I couldn't understand the first half of the sentence! I was hoping they would mention more of it, but they never did. :( Does anyone know what she said? I don't think it was important to the plot, but it would be interesting to know.
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Post by: abbigail on January 31, 2010, 07:24:28 AM
Katya, I want to see that movie SO BADLY! :D

I have a question...did OTMA have specific pieces of jewelry, like bracelets or rings, that they always wore? For example, I have a ring my mom gave me and wear it nearly every day because it's special to me. Did they have things like that, that they wore every day? Does anyone have photos?

Thanks! :)
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Post by: RHB on January 31, 2010, 07:52:14 AM
Alexandra and OTMA all had gold bracelets they received as children for luck (i believe) if u do a search using "gold bracelets" u will be able to find some threads... in the end as their wrists grew they could no longer take the bracelets off which is why when Yurvorsky took their jewelry and put in a box for "safe keeping" he let them keep their bracelets! Other than that i don't know! sometimes if u play the game i call and sometimes play when bored "Spot the gold bracelet" you'll be able to find it (lest of course they're wearing long sleeves)  :)  ;)
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Post by: abbigail on January 31, 2010, 07:55:28 AM
Thank you RomanovHistoryBuff! I'll research it.

Another question (I've asked this before but haven't really found anything). Does anyone know of some specific piano pieces the girls played?
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Post by: blessOTMA on January 31, 2010, 02:04:43 PM
....! sometimes if u play the game i call and sometimes play when bored "Spot the gold bracelet" you'll be able to find it (lest of course they're wearing long sleeves)  :)  ;)
lol! I thought I was the only one who did that! However the big pair took them off when nursing, so it seems they could take them off.
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Post by: abbigail on February 01, 2010, 05:04:36 PM
Are there any photos of those bracelets? Meaning, modern-day, color photographs? Or are they lost?
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Post by: Grand Duchess Jennifer on February 01, 2010, 08:46:57 PM
Alexandra and OTMA all had gold bracelets they received as children for luck (i believe) if u do a search using "gold bracelets" u will be able to find some threads...   :)  ;)

From Anna V's Memories of the Russian Court - Each girl [OTMA] received on her twelfth birthday a slender gold bracelet which was afterwards always worn, day and night, "for good luck" So you're right about OTMA getting the necklaces for good luck.
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Post by: abbigail on February 02, 2010, 03:28:26 PM
Thanks, Jennifer!
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Post by: Tasia on February 02, 2010, 05:29:45 PM
Thanks Jennifer!
I want to see that Sherlock Holmes movie too. I'm reading the book!!
I think that Rachell is playing Irene Adler...
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Post by: Tasia on February 13, 2010, 10:37:07 AM
I watched the SHolmes Movie! Very gooooooooood ^^!!
I understood what she said!!!
When she was seeing Holmes' newspapers she said: The marriage between the Prince of Hapsburg and the Romanov Princess.
At least, it was that what I heard in the portuguese movie!
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Post by: Royal Bulgaria on February 13, 2010, 11:00:04 AM
Habsburg*
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Post by: Katya90 on February 14, 2010, 03:57:41 PM
Thank you!!!! I'd thought she said something about "missing." It was bugging me that I didn't know, lol.
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Post by: Tasia on February 15, 2010, 01:33:59 PM
You're welcome Katya!! And that's it Irina!
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on February 21, 2010, 11:21:53 PM
Since it was deleted from the thread "Book Discussion  -- Gogol's The Nose" (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=4054.0) for being off-topic, I'll just put it out here, Romanov-style:

So cool that Its Highbornness the Nose, State Councillor, has its own thread! I read it, enjoyed it and became convinced that we need poster ranks from the Table of Ranks. So all Gogol and nasal lovers, please petition our Sovereign and Autocratic Forum Administrator for it!

P.S. As a reader's aid, here is the Table of Ranks with the appropriate titles and predicates and links to the military ranks and the Russian version: Wikipedia: Table of Ranks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_ranks)

Your obedient servant,
F. P. Bergov,
Provincial Secretary
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 02, 2010, 01:24:32 PM
Having reached 200 posts, I awarded myself rank 12 in the Table of Ranks, Губернский секретарь, Gubernskiy sekretar or Gubernial Secretary.
But I am still "just" adressed as Your Wellbornness. :-)

Your obedient servant,
F. P. Bergov,
Gubernial Secretary
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Post by: blessOTMA on March 03, 2010, 01:31:36 PM
Having reached 200 posts, I awarded myself rank 12 in the Table of Ranks, Губернский секретарь, Gubernskiy sekretar or Gubernial Secretary.
But I am still "just" adressed as Your Wellbornness. :-)

Your obedient servant,
F. P. Bergov,
Gubernial Secretary

LOL!
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Post by: abbigail on March 03, 2010, 03:44:13 PM
:D Congrats Roerik! Haha.
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 03, 2010, 03:56:13 PM
Thanks. If I, like Collegiate Assessor aka Major Kovalyov in Gogol's rank-obsessed short story "The Nose", should insist on using the military equivalent of my rank, I would now be Sub-Lieutenant (instead of Ensign). BTW Rank 12 is the lowest rank that also has corresponding court ranks, so you might also adress me as Камердинер (Chamber Valet), Мундшенк (Cup-Bearer), Тафельдекер (Table Layer) or Кондитер (Pastry Maker) to His Imperial Majesty! :-)

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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 06, 2010, 12:12:36 PM
Gosh, turns out I'm already a Граф, Graf, Count. (Although going by the Table of Ranks I'm not yet even a (hereditary) noble!) If I lived in Imperial Russia I'd order myself a nine-spiked Russian heraldic comital crown from Fabergé:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Rangkronen-Fig._18.png/150px-Rangkronen-Fig._18.png)

Seriously, I wonder if any of the opulence-loving Russian nobles ever had any such coronets made, like the British peers?
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Post by: abbigail on March 06, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
or Кондитер (Pastry Maker) to His Imperial Majesty! :-)



LOL! Pastry maker.
I do like that crown, actually.
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Post by: Tasia on March 07, 2010, 06:47:56 AM
or Кондитер (Pastry Maker) to His Imperial Majesty! :-)



LOL! Pastry maker.
I do like that crown, actually.

Lol!!! XD
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 07, 2010, 10:45:02 AM
I do like that crown, actually.
I've always found the high-spiked pearl-studded coronets not really to my liking. (Despite growing up by a stream that once supplied freshwater pearls to Their Royal Majesties the Queens of Denmark and Norway!) Perhaps it's because I'm a guy that I'm not really into pearls. I like the coronet of untitled nobles (in Russia and most of Central and Northern Europe) with trefoils much better:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/be/Rangkronen-Fig._38.png/100px-Rangkronen-Fig._38.png)

For anyone interested in the various coronets of rank, take a look here: Wikipedia: Heraldic Crowns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_(heraldry)). Lots of pictures!
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 18, 2010, 01:11:35 AM
Hʉ'd þåt Ai'd meik it tʉ knyaz, prins, såu faast! Wel, æt liist ðæt miins it's iven måår æpproupriiæt tʉ displei ðe Nårwiidʒen Hereditæri Prinse's Craun in mai siŋnatʃøh:
Clous-øp:

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/FredrikBergow/Kroner/Norgesarvefyrstekrone-1.jpg)

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Post by: abbigail on April 20, 2010, 03:17:39 PM
This is directed to anyone...I'm not sure if this has been asked before but what kind of makeup did the Grand Duchesses and their mother Alix wear on a day-to-day basis? And on more formal occasions? Did they wear any at all? Was it similar to today's type of makeup or was it just powders and things like that?
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Post by: Sarushka on April 20, 2010, 03:27:06 PM
Try here:

Did the grand duchesses wear makeup? (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=3139.0)
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Post by: abbigail on April 20, 2010, 03:30:01 PM
Muchas gracias!!
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 21, 2010, 10:16:52 PM
Speaking of the need for make-up and/or retouching, whatever happened to OTMA here? OTM look like peasants who have been out in the sun all day and Anastasia looks like Rasputin's daughter, freshly arrived from Siberia!

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h65/griffh130/otma1915_1.jpg)
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on April 22, 2010, 08:24:54 PM
I really like OTMA's dresses in that picture, all of that rich brocade and embroidery!
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Post by: nena on April 23, 2010, 08:03:05 AM
Good question, Fyodor Petrovich! I noticed too their maturing in that photo , and when I saw the photo for the first time, I was surprised by their outlook and expression. They indeed look bit older, could it be  a consequence of war/possible stress or just simply development?
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Post by: blessOTMA on April 23, 2010, 02:25:57 PM
Speaking of the need for make-up and/or retouching, whatever happened to OTMA here? OTM look like peasants who have been out in the sun all day and Anastasia looks like Rasputin's daughter, freshly arrived from Siberia!
Lol! The girls love to sunbathe. Alexandra nocticed this and wondered to Nicholas in a letter,  " where did they pick up that craze?"  Also courtiers said OTMA  liked to lay  out in the sun "like lizards".  Being suntanned as an adult is more noticeable than in a child. Because they are often  suntanned as children during their vacations on the  Standart. The small pair had grown so much since the war's beginning, they felt the need for these 1916 formals to be taken.
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on April 23, 2010, 02:38:59 PM
Lol! The girls love to sunbathe. Alexandra nocticed this and wondered to Nicholas in a letter,  " where did they pick up that craze?"

That's very interesting, considering how shielded they were from the mainstream social trends.
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Post by: blessOTMA on April 24, 2010, 11:10:51 PM
Lol! The girls love to sunbathe. Alexandra noticed this and wondered to Nicholas in a letter,  " where did they pick up that craze?"
That's very interesting, considering how shielded they were from the mainstream social trends.
Really and when did sunbathing and being tanned become popular? They were indeed shielded...however they met other young women at the hospital and so were exposed to new ideas about things...and I believe Alexandra's letter and the courtier's remark came during the war years.   
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Post by: Tasia on April 25, 2010, 11:19:25 AM
Interesting!!
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Post by: obsessedwiththeromanovs on April 25, 2010, 11:39:51 AM
Lol! The girls love to sunbathe. Alexandra noticed this and wondered to Nicholas in a letter,  " where did they pick up that craze?"
That's very interesting, considering how shielded they were from the mainstream social trends.
Really and when did sunbathing and being tanned become popular? They were indeed shielded...however they met other young women at the hospital and so were exposed to new ideas about things...and I believe Alexandra's letter and the courtier's remark came during the war years.   

I think being tanned didn't get popular until the early 1920s... I think Coco Chanel started that trend for women and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. for men.

And yes, that photo of OTMA is definitely my least favorite photo of them... Well, maybe they just had a day or something like that. The stress of the war-time did indeed slightly change their looks, but not THAT much.
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Post by: Tasia on April 25, 2010, 11:47:48 AM
OTMA liked to get sun bath! In Robert Massie's book says that Alexandra wrote a letter to Nicholas telling that the girls stayed for hours getting sun bath, and she didn't know from who they get this mania... Sth like that!

Anastasia's hair is so long there! ^^
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on May 03, 2010, 07:27:40 PM
Anyone know how you can tell photos of the IF on the Standart apart from photos taken on the Polar Star?
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on May 03, 2010, 07:33:47 PM
In response to Reply # 618:  I believe "Tsar" Douglas has commented here on the differences several times, especially in regards to the spaces under the railings on deck.  You might search for his comments, outside and inside the two vessels.  He is usually "right on the money."    AP
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on May 24, 2010, 07:39:39 PM
Thanks!

Also, in FOTR, chapter 12, about the murder, is called Gotterdammerung. What does this mean?
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Post by: TimM on May 24, 2010, 07:44:03 PM
According to Wikipeida.


The term Götterdämmerung is occasionally used in English, referring to a disastrous conclusion of events.

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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on May 24, 2010, 07:46:06 PM
In response to Reply # 620:  Though you have left out the umlauts in the spelling, it is generally translated from the German as "Twilight of the Gods."  AP
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on May 24, 2010, 07:55:22 PM
Similar concepts: Doomsday, armageddon, apocalypse and ragnarok, the latter the original Old Norse term (meaning Final Destiny of the Gods) for Wagner's Götterdämmerung.
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Post by: Katya90 on June 06, 2010, 11:29:23 PM
Just a random question for all of you geniuses out there... I was going through my home movies from a cruise I took a few years ago, and these portraits caught my eye. They were hanging above an unnamed bar on the cruise ship... I've taken a screencap with the hopes that you all may know who they are. The man looks like Nicholas, but the woman is definitely not Alexandra. Could they perhaps be King George and Queen Mary, seeing as George and Nicky looked so similar? Or is it just a random juxtaposition of formal-looking portraits and no one realizes that they have the likeness of the last Tsar on their ship? Thanks for your help!

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f209/earwhacks/Internet%20Stuff/NVE00001.png)
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on June 07, 2010, 06:15:17 AM
Re: Posting # 624:  IMO, not HM George V.....the decorations are wrong:  the color and placement of the ribband and star of St. Andrew are in the Russian fashion.  I likewise feel that it is not George V in Russian uniform.  I DO feel that it seems to be an ATTEMPT to depict Nicholas II, though IMO the lower facial features bear some covert resemblance to his paternal uncle, the GD Vladimir Alexandrovich - without the fuller "mutton-chop" whiskers.  As to the female, I haven't an immediate reaction, other than she seems to be dressed (and hair done) in a much earlier fashion than the NII portrait.  The same "misty," somewhat bland execution of the works could be by the same painter?  But then again, it  may be the angle of photography.  Perhaps these were simply "decorators' items" (same size, matching frames, etc. to achieve "balance") to give the "unnamed" bar a bit of "classy" ambiance?  Analagous to people now who purchase older unidentified portraits of seemingly well-off personages in order to have "instant ancestors" for their walls!  I wish you good luck in finding your answer.     Best regards,  AP.
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Post by: Nicolá De Valerón on June 07, 2010, 10:25:01 AM
Re: Posting # 624:  IMO, not HM George V.....the decorations are wrong:  the color and placement of the ribband and star of St. Andrew are in the Russian fashion.

AP, it seems to me that the Order of St. Andrew and it's star - your favourite decoration;).

Anyway, this man (judging by his appearance, uniform and medals) is with no doubt Nicholas II, although at the first time he doesn't look like himself. And of course, again reversed picture.
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on June 07, 2010, 10:57:58 AM
Attention Nicola and Reply # 626:   Ah, Nicola, I ALWAYS appreciate your humor!  Yes, I have a tendenaccy to "grind" on the "Order of Saint Andrew, the First Called."  People seem to eternally get it confused with the British Order of the Garter.  The ribbands are of a diferent hue of blue and the stars are different.  Again, the ribband of St. Andrew is worn over the RIGHT shoulder, thus THIS painting IS NOT reversed.  Occasionally people will see a portrait of Nicholas II in BRITISH uniform with the Garter ribband over the LEFT shoulder (which is proper for the GARTER) and confuse the two. By the way, I DO think that this portrait about which we write here, IS the Emperor Nicholas II, if nothing else but for the frontal hair style.  Good to hear from you again!  Best regards,  AP.
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Post by: blessOTMA on June 07, 2010, 10:49:54 PM
Anyone know how you can tell photos of the IF on the Standart apart from photos taken on the Polar Star?
You mean besides the difference in the deck  railings?? Polar Star were open, often with a canvas cover, the Standart's were solid .
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Post by: Gorseheart on June 21, 2010, 04:05:21 AM
I was in the World Market today when I saw this! (Sorry for the quality, token by my phone): (https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=b59d153649&view=att&th=12958ea936e5ca33&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw)
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Post by: Tasia on June 21, 2010, 05:04:20 PM
It isn't showing, Gorseheart!!
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Post by: Gorseheart on June 21, 2010, 09:05:01 PM
It isn't showing, Gorseheart!!
Oh sorry! It is on my computer.
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on June 22, 2010, 06:37:22 PM
The lady looks like a 1700s noblewoman, so I don't think that the pair were married, unless one of them time-traveled!  ;D
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Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 06, 2010, 03:23:16 PM
A Franklin Mint doll of Alexandra

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/1/1/9/3/6/3/webimg/386253906_o.jpg)

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/1/1/9/3/6/3/webimg/386253926_o.jpg)
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on July 06, 2010, 06:12:53 PM
The doll looks like a glamour lady of the '40s or '50s. Hardly like Alix at all.
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Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 07, 2010, 10:23:49 AM
I think its based in some actress who portrayed Alexandra. I cant remember what movie but im sure i ve seen Alicky portrayed as a red haired lady for some actress...

Nicholas in Sid meier`s Railroads

(http://gfx.gaminator.pl/data/screen/2816/13/12370-2.jpg)
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Post by: Katya90 on July 11, 2010, 06:25:21 PM
I found this amusing... in cleaning out some things around the house, my mom found an old Denny's kids menu that had a bunch of games on the back of it, centered around the cartoon movie Anastasia. One of them was something like "Unscramble the clues to discover the secret message and defeat Rasputin!" I'd already solved the "puzzle" years ago, and I saw my seven-year-old handwriting in the words "Long live the Romanov family." I just thought it was neat that I'd written that years ago and now I'm so fascinated with them...
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Post by: LauraO on July 12, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
Hey! bit off topic but i'm going to france next week and i need to know anything romanov related that happened there ie, people buried there, who lived there. i'm going to paris but it can be anywhere in france. eg i know that marie lived there after the revolution. it can be anything, like, you know, the IF once went there one wednesday afternoon- lol. just so when i get back to the good old UK i don't find out something and regret not knowing it then, just so i can know while i'm there- thanks!
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Post by: Tasia on July 13, 2010, 09:21:38 AM
Hehe, Katenka!
Lol, Katya!
Cool, TunaEars!! ^^ You can search in books or here in the forum and send pm's to people to know more about the Romanovs!!
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Post by: Katya90 on July 13, 2010, 09:40:24 PM
Does anyone watch Warehouse 13 on the SciFi Channel? They had an episode about Rasputin on tonight!
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Post by: blessOTMA on July 13, 2010, 10:01:02 PM
I think its based in some actress who portrayed Alexandra. I cant remember what movie but im sure i ve seen Alicky portrayed as a red haired lady for some actress...
Janet Suzman, who played Alix  in Nicholas and Alexandra . I was about to say that's who the doll looks like as well.
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Post by: LauraO on July 14, 2010, 12:21:11 PM
i have got to just "put this out there romanov style" because i'm so mad about it. i was just randomly googling, as you do, and came across a website comparing the fox animation and the real romanovs. and now i'm REALLY annoyed. first thing to tick me off was there was a page for like every other member of the family excluding alix and alexei who got a tiny picture stuck in the corner of another odd page.
not only was so much info incorrect but it was just annoyingly worthy of killing someone.
firstly there was a whole long bit about how the romanovs went into hiding, followed by the biggest and most obvious go at olga i have ever seen. now don't get me wrong, i like all of the GD's equally really, i'm more of an alix fan, so i didn't think "olga abuse" would nag me so much, but it did, it went through the whole she was really snobby she didn't get on with anyone she was a major moody snob. followed by a whole thing on how tatiana was alixs favourite , i mean excuse me if i'm wrong but imo nicky and alix were equally devoted to there children. granted tatiana and alix got on very well due to there opposite tempraments but this does not mean favouratism, to really continue the rampage of ridicule there was a passage on how olga and tatiana didn''t get on a bit and always argued over who was prettier, alix would have killed them if that were true i mean COME ON! this website further suggested that N and A were "in on Rasputins murder", without puting it word for word, to make it sound me like they turned against him and therefore make it look like the fox film. i know this is a rant, and i know theres also threads discussing anti olga sites and the whole ludicrous T and O arguing thing, but i had to clear my mind and scream it at something. if you read this you must be really bored- lol.  if anyones interested in seeing this website i'll url it, just ask, too angry to  put it now. lol.
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Post by: blessOTMA on July 15, 2010, 04:00:55 PM
TunaEars , Olga always comes in for a slam from the cartoon centered web sites ...she was older and (gasp) she READ books! Horrors! ...they are trying to make the cartoon Anastasia into some sort of Cinderella with mean step sisters.  Awful, like there isn't ENOUGH drama in the true story ?? As Olga is my favorite, I have avoided this cartoon...I have to think of my blood pressure!! LOL! 
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Post by: TimM on July 15, 2010, 05:17:51 PM
Tatiana was certainly not a mean step sister to Anastasia. 
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Post by: LauraO on July 16, 2010, 12:53:31 AM
TunaEars , Olga always comes in for a slam from the cartoon centered web sites ...she was older and (gasp) she READ books! Horrors! ...they are trying to make the cartoon Anastasia into some sort of Cinderella with mean step sisters.  Awful, like there isn't ENOUGH drama in the true story ?? As Olga is my favorite, I have avoided this cartoon...I have to think of my blood pressure!! LOL! 

lol! i used to love the cartoon when i was younger but now it just sends me into an angry rampage- i was ranting about it to a friend in waterstones bookstore, and was so warapped up in ranting that i missed the two bottom steps on a flight of stairs and nearly broke my ankle- lol (but not at the time)
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Post by: blessOTMA on July 16, 2010, 07:11:38 AM
lol! i used to love the cartoon when i was younger but now it just sends me into an angry rampage
lol! That's interesting because I was going to add, but decided not to, that  only good thing about the cartoon is it has brought many young people to the Romanovs...and I see that is true in your case as well! Well that's something.... for most movies  history is a raw material to mold. It's amazing when a film gets it even half right. Those who made the  cartoon had not the slightest interest in history or the real Romanovs. They squeezed the Romanovs into a certain mold. They need a mean,  older sister, and  Olga will do. As I say,  I haven't seen it beyond the first 5-10 mins. But one does not have to see it to know the formula.
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Post by: Tasia on July 16, 2010, 07:47:51 AM
There are fan's websites that tell us things that they even don't know if it's true! Just ignore them and be happy XD
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Post by: LauraO on July 19, 2010, 02:45:59 PM
please please help!!! someone has a signature banner on this forum, i have no idea what their username is, and i can't recall any of the posts i've seen it on. please can someone tell me where to find it- its driving me crazy, i found it the other day but didn't make note of where, now i've been looking for it for 3 days ! its black and white and has a picture of otmaa anne frank, and two other photos and then at the bottom says "togther we make a promise to never forget it all." i needed to show it to my history teacher- and now i can't find it! and i have to find it literally in the next hour. please help!
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Post by: Holly on July 20, 2010, 01:06:38 AM
Here's a video I quickly put together. It's of little clips I made during my recent visit to the Alexander Palace. Just around the grounds.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/th_AlexanderPalace.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f297/Romanov_Albums/?action=view&current=AlexanderPalace.mp4)
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Post by: blessOTMA on July 20, 2010, 06:42:49 AM
Holly,that was amazing! It was like being there! I had butterflies in my stomach! Have you written about your trip? What was it like to BE there!?
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Post by: abbigail on July 20, 2010, 07:25:40 AM
I really enjoyed that, Holly! What a great trip it must have been. Was it eerie to be there...did you feel anything there?
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on July 20, 2010, 10:41:28 AM
That is a very neat video.  :) Did you recognize any places on the grounds from pictures of the Romanovs? It must have been very exciting! I wish I could go to Russia...I'm sure I will someday, but not in the near future.
One thing I don't understand- I've read in places that the palace is in bad condition, peeling paint etc. But in your film, it looks like it is in excellent condition. Was it fixed up recently, or something?
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Post by: Holly on July 20, 2010, 11:46:34 AM
That is a very neat video.  :) Did you recognize any places on the grounds from pictures of the Romanovs? It must have been very exciting! I wish I could go to Russia...I'm sure I will someday, but not in the near future.e thing I don't understand- I've read in places that the palace is in bad condition, peeling paint etc. But in your film, it looks like it is in excellent condition. Was it fixed up recently, or something?

Yes, it's being renovated! They've repainted and started fixing up some of the rooms for the museum. It's looking really nice! I was fortunate to go right when they reopened it. There is a thread on it in the Alexander Palace board. :]

Holly,that was amazing! It was like being there! I had butterflies in my stomach! Have you written about your trip? What was it like to BE there!?

I really enjoyed that, Holly! What a great trip it must have been. Was it eerie to be there...did you feel anything there?


I'm so happy you liked it! I'm thinking about writing something. Maybe on my Tumblr I'll write some stuff about my trip. If anyone is interested in reading about my 2 month stay in Russia I would be happy to write on my Tumblr and post a link here!
I wouldn't say being there was eerie exactly. It was definitely the most amazing day of my life thus far. It sounds very corny to say but it was like a memory from a dream that you have for years and years. I MIGHT have cried very hard and ran deep into the grounds... But, I think some of you could understand. When you dream of doing something since you were eleven years old and then you're nineteen and finally doing it... it's a big deal to you. It almost didn't feel real at all. It was very familiar somehow. I could recognize the paths and the bridge to the playhouse. When I looked at the paths around the island I could see the black and white pictures of the children right in front of me. I sat on the bridge where it meets the ground like I remembered seeing Tatiana doing in a picture and I just sat there for a while. Then I took a path to to the field that you can see in the video. It was so beautiful and it smelled so good somehow. It was amazing and almost indescribable. I hope you all get a chance to experience it soon too.


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Post by: TimM on July 20, 2010, 11:57:11 AM
Some say Alexandra haunts the palace, I wonder if they're all there.  Too bad we can't sent Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt's character on Ghost Whisperer, and I hate CBS for cancelling this great show) over there to see.
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Post by: Ena on July 20, 2010, 01:54:18 PM
I'm so happy you liked it! I'm thinking about writing something. Maybe on my Tumblr I'll write some stuff about my trip. If anyone is interested in reading about my 2 month stay in Russia I would be happy to write on my Tumblr and post a link here!I wouldn't say being there was eerie exactly. It was definitely the most amazing day of my life thus far. It sounds very corny to say but it was like a memory from a dream that you have for years and years. I MIGHT have cried very hard and ran deep into the grounds... But, I think some of you could understand. When you dream of doing something since you were eleven years old and then you're nineteen and finally doing it... it's a big deal to you. It almost didn't feel real at all. It was very familiar somehow. I could recognize the paths and the bridge to the playhouse. When I looked at the paths around the island I could see the black and white pictures of the children right in front of me. I sat on the bridge where it meets the ground like I remembered seeing Tatiana doing in a picture and I just sat there for a while. Then I took a path to to the field that you can see in the video. It was so beautiful and it smelled so good somehow. It was amazing and almost indescribable. I hope you all get a chance to experience it soon too.
YES!! I was hoping you'd write about your Russian adventures.  I'd love to read them.  

Holly, "indescribable" is the perfect word for the emotions one feels when finally standing in front of the Alexander Palace after waiting so many years to visit. :-)   
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 20, 2010, 04:59:06 PM
oh, I hope someday I can go there too! It's my dream since I was 13!! Holly, it must have been unforgettable!! I'm happy for you.
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Post by: blessOTMA on July 20, 2010, 09:02:55 PM
Holly, I absolutely understand what you are saying about the place's familiarity and your emotions while there  ...etc. that comes though in your video....and the viewer feels the same . The b/w photos  we all know so well seem to spring to life looking at the same places and amazingly,  the same "light" in real life. Perhaps it's the longitude...but the light is the same as in the b/w photos...but in glorious color! Just amazing. Please post your writings about your trip when you are ready.   
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Post by: Holly on July 22, 2010, 11:27:29 AM
I'm working on my writing now!

Here's a short video of the burial room of NAOTMAA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqgTF_fB5nc
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 22, 2010, 03:46:13 PM
Re the kindly posted video of Reply #657:   We also remember that their retainers are buried with them, there in St. Petersburg at the cathedral church of SS. Peter and Paul. On my last visit there, the little chapel was open and one could walk in, touch the tomb, or touch a personal icon to it.  Some visitors were leaving tiny modern icons propped on the floor against the tomb, as well as simple flowers. The little chapel is now closed off by rope barriers at/near the two entrances to the room.
                                                             The small coffins are buried in stacks on "grilles", with the retainers being on the lowest stack, mimicking, in death as in life, proper rankings.  The below-ground space has certainly more interior room which can accomodate the final two sets of remains, which are probably not expected anytime in the near future.  It is interesting to note, that due to the fragmentation /decay of the bodies, (as well as the hurried execavation), many of the very smaller parts of the bodies are missing, as well as being mixed together. As the remaining portions of the bodies on top in the original grave pit decomposed, smaller digital, etc. parts dropped away and became mingled with the ones of the body/bodies below them.  Thus, without total DNA examination of EVERY SINGLE fragment, it is more than possible that some of the retainers' minor remains are in the IF containers, and vice versa. But who REALLY cares?  It is extremely fitting that they are together in death, as in life, both masters and servants.    AP.
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 22, 2010, 05:06:54 PM
I loved your videos, Holly... I cried with the last one  :'(
 ;)

Do you have more? I'd love to see, if you don't mind. I've never seen any videos showing the Palaces  or the place they're buried
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Post by: Holly on July 22, 2010, 07:15:14 PM
But who REALLY cares?  It is extremely fitting that they are together in death, as in life, both masters and servants.    AP.

I definitely agree with you here.

Do you have more? I'd love to see, if you don't mind. I've never seen any videos showing the Palaces  or the place they're buried

I know I have some of the Winter Palace and I think a very short one of Peterhof. I'll upload some stuff really soon for you. :)
I have a ton of pictures as well, but it would take forever to upload to photobucket. I only have them on my Facebook at the moment. I'll see if I can get the patience, haha.
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 22, 2010, 07:50:52 PM
Thank you Holly!! :D
You're so lucky... hope you had a good time there. How could you not?
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Post by: Holly on July 22, 2010, 10:37:41 PM
Here's another little video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guhsKLO4nM
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 22, 2010, 10:50:33 PM
I really like your videos, Holly, very nice music choice, by the way.
The first one that appears on this video, is it Catherine Palace or Peterhof? I'm not very familiar.  :-[
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Post by: Holly on July 22, 2010, 10:56:56 PM
Glad you liked it!

The first one is the Winter Palace. The next is Catherine.
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Post by: TimM on July 22, 2010, 11:46:34 PM
Great videos, Holly.  It must be so cool to walk were the Romanov's once walked, a hundred or so years ago.
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 23, 2010, 10:19:29 PM
Oh, thank you Holly; it's really beautiful you did a great job :D
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Post by: abbigail on July 24, 2010, 07:50:15 AM
Love those! It must have been a great trip!
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Post by: Tasia on July 24, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
please please help!!! someone has a signature banner on this forum, i have no idea what their username is, and i can't recall any of the posts i've seen it on. please can someone tell me where to find it- its driving me crazy, i found it the other day but didn't make note of where, now i've been looking for it for 3 days ! its black and white and has a picture of otmaa anne frank, and two other photos and then at the bottom says "togther we make a promise to never forget it all." i needed to show it to my history teacher- and now i can't find it! and i have to find it literally in the next hour. please help!
HEY TUNAEARS!! I'VE FOUND THE USER! HER NAME is Sweet Angel!!! Just look after her!
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Post by: Laura Mabee on August 08, 2010, 06:48:40 PM
I found these images while I was poppin' around online today.
These are just for comic relief, because the books they are attached too I hear are awful.

DON'T MESS WITH NICKY!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/n_sane_peace/th_niiaii.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v288/n_sane_peace/?action=view&current=niiaii.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/n_sane_peace/th_0523270fb031.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v288/n_sane_peace/?action=view&current=0523270fb031.jpg)
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Post by: blessOTMA on August 08, 2010, 07:03:41 PM
Laura,  thanks for posting!  Hilarious..if only the Russian Army HAD that much ammunition during WW1!
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Post by: TimM on August 09, 2010, 12:56:13 AM
If only that had really happened.  Love to see Nicky kick some Commie a**!
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Post by: buckley on August 09, 2010, 12:57:17 AM
interesting images, how awful are the books.
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Post by: Holly on August 09, 2010, 12:32:31 PM
Can't be too awful if Nicholas is kneeing a guy in the mouth.
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Post by: Duchess Georgiana on August 10, 2010, 08:44:56 AM
TunaEars, that site you spoke of a couple of pages back is very old.  I remember other members here talking about how silly it is.

And the animated movie Anastasia is beautiful.  It's going on the legend on if Anastasia had survived, and yes a lot of things were changed for it.  It introduced me to the Romanovs when I was younger and it is still one of my favorite movies.  Besides, they don't say anything bad about the family at all.  They show them all very close and loving like they were in real life.  There was the one scene where Anastasia looks at a picture she made as a child and said something like "Olga said it looked like a pig riding a donkey, made me so mad!" (which any sibling could say!) giggles, and then says she misses them all.  So there is my rant.


Aaanyway, I came here because I didn't know where else to post this, and I didn't know if it had been posted before.  I was shown this site where someone blends modern pictures of Russia together with pictures taken in the same place during WWII.  I thought some of you might like to see them. 

For example there is this one (http://pics.livejournal.com/sergey_larenkov/pic/000413a0/), which I believe is the Peterhof Palace?

The rest are here. (http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/)
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Post by: blessOTMA on August 10, 2010, 08:54:18 AM
Remarkable photos Duchess Georgiana ! Thanks for posting them
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 10, 2010, 11:32:08 AM
That is very interesting. Rather spooky.
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Post by: TimM on August 10, 2010, 12:08:10 PM
Can anyone translate the titles?
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Post by: RedRedWine on August 11, 2010, 09:33:22 AM
I love it when i'm just doing what I do day to day and I come across a Romanov reference. It really makes me smile. Like this post from the IMDB Joan Crawford board which is totally tongue in cheek. It made me laugh.

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There are obviously long periods of Crawford's life (pre 1925) for which there exists scant documentation. Crawford's tales of being snubbed by the "stuck up" girls at Stephens College were actually (according to the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Mommie Dearest" due out in 2028- reserve your copy today) a fabrication based on her own experiences after her narrow escape from Sarajevo in 1914. Crawford made her way to Petrograd and after a crash course in Russian (later useful in her unacknowledged career as a KGB colonel) secured employment in the Tsar's palace. After Alexei nearly bled to death from Crawford's version of "discipline mixed with love" and she refused to excuse Anastasia from the dinner table (for not eating her Steak Tatare) the 10 year old LeSueur was fired and joined a Bolshevik cell. She got her revenge a few years later in Siberia when Lucille LeSueur had the Romanovs prematurely shot (before a staged trial could be organized). LeSueur escaped punishment for this breech of party discipline (she was already sleeping with Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin) but she was ordered back to America to organize the Communist Party and engage in industrial espionage (with an emphasis on film technology and soft drink formulas).
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 11, 2010, 11:18:13 AM
WHAT!?! Joan Crawford (then Lucille LeSeur) was a maid for the Romanovs!? I don't get it...is it a joke, or something?
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Post by: TimM on August 11, 2010, 11:35:41 AM
Yeah it's a joke. 

Joan Crawford was born in 1905 (according to Wikipedia), making her only twelve when the revolution broke out in 1917.  Bit young to be a maid.

As for her heroic escape from Sarajevo, in 1914, she was nine years old!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 11, 2010, 11:57:44 AM
I still don't understand: did she even go to Russia? Nevertheless, it is hilarious! Shivbzik refusing to eat Steak Tartare! How silly. Wait, I just looked up steak tartare in the dictionary, and it is raw beef! No wonder Anastasia "refused to eat it".  :P
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Post by: RedRedWine on August 11, 2010, 06:47:17 PM
Noooo, it's being totally sarcastic. They're just listing all these things that never possibly could have happened. Random references to the Romanovs just make my day and I had to 'put it out there.'
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Post by: tom_romanov on August 19, 2010, 02:53:00 PM
Hello :)

Just a thought, what happened to all of Nicholas' diaries that were stored in the garden of the Ipatiev house? I know that extracts are available on the main AP page. Does this mean they all survived?



Tom
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on August 19, 2010, 05:06:58 PM
Stored in the garden? Does that mean they were buried?
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Post by: nena on August 19, 2010, 08:03:09 PM
Tom, Nicholas' diaries are on the safe place, in Russian archives, GARF. (i believe that some of them were found in guards' houses) -- some of the complete diaries are published online in Russian.
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Post by: tom_romanov on August 20, 2010, 10:22:59 AM
Stored in the garden? Does that mean they were buried?

Oh no, I think they were stored in the outbuildings in the garden, they were in labelled trunks and crates.

Tom, Nicholas' diaries are on the safe place, in Russian archives, GARF. (i believe that some of them were found in guards' houses) -- some of the complete diaries are published online in Russian.

Thankyou nena  :)
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Post by: Tasia on August 21, 2010, 12:41:10 PM
Laura,  thanks for posting!  Hilarious..if only the Russian Army HAD that much ammunition during WW1!
True, bOTMA!
How interesting, GD Georgia!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 03, 2010, 04:56:21 PM
"Imperial" shoes

(http://i033.radikal.ru/1004/7a/7e8a029b8ea6t.jpg)
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Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 05, 2010, 09:41:16 AM
This is just amazingly beautiful!!

(http://www.ladyoffinavon.com/images/full-31.jpg)

Check the whole page, has such treasures!

http://www.ladyoffinavon.com/
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on October 05, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
Wow! Reminds me of a mini wax museum.
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Post by: ashanti01 on October 05, 2010, 10:35:06 AM
My cell phone
(forgive the poor quality)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00534.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00537.jpg)
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Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on October 05, 2010, 06:00:14 PM
I did some research and found out that Tsar Ivan VI of Russia lived to be 23 (Olga's age) and died on the 16 July. Also the the youngest son of Wilhelm II committed suicide almost exactly 11 years after the romanovs death 18 July 1929.
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on October 09, 2010, 01:20:10 PM
In the Lord of the Rings Pippin Took asked Gandalf if the Steward of Gondor was the king? Gandalf replied that in some countries the steward might eventually become king, but not in Gondor, even if 100 generations might pass. The line of kings in Gondor was immeasurably sacred.

Lol, I wonder if the arch-Catholic Tolkien had the arch-Protestant Dutch monarchy in mind: Guess what the Stewards of Gondor are called in the Dutch version? Stadhouders!

(Also very interesting that the German version goes all archaïc and calls them Truchsess. The term used in the French version, intendant, seems wrong to me: The point about the Stewardship was that it was hereditary, whereas intendant was one of the few titles that was not hereditary in ancien-régime France. Sénéchal would probably be more fitting.
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Post by: MademoiselleAndrea on October 09, 2010, 02:00:05 PM
I did some research and found out that Tsar Ivan VI of Russia lived to be 23 (Olga's age) and died on the 16 July. Also the the youngest son of Wilhelm II committed suicide almost exactly 11 years after the romanovs death 18 July 1929.

Olga was 22 when she died. Her birthday was in November, so some people get it mixed up. What I do is just pretend she was born in 1896 unless I want to know how old she was at Christmas.

That's a wierd conicidence, by the way! I should know this, but...when did Tsar Ivan VI of Russia live?
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Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 10, 2010, 01:40:08 PM
"Smell like Nicky"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180572366963&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123#ht_500wt_949

xDDD!!!
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Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on October 10, 2010, 10:16:12 PM
I did some research and found out that Tsar Ivan VI of Russia lived to be 23 (Olga's age) and died on the 16 July. Also the the youngest son of Wilhelm II committed suicide almost exactly 11 years after the romanovs death 18 July 1929.

Olga was 22 when she died. Her birthday was in November, so some people get it mixed up. What I do is just pretend she was born in 1896 unless I want to know how old she was at Christmas.

That's a wierd conicidence, by the way! I should know this, but...when did Tsar Ivan VI of Russia live?

He reigned from 28 October 1740 - 6 December 1741, and lived from 23 August 1740-16 July 1764

Thanks for pointing that out!! I had always thought that she lived to be 23.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on October 12, 2010, 06:48:43 PM
I am shocked by the fact that no-one uses красный гриф(он), Krasniy Grif(on) or Red Griffin as their username, considering it is the main charge in the Romanov family arms (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A0%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B)!

BTW - OMG - do you know what the arms of Kashubia - home region of Franziska Schanzkowska, are? A griffin! Suremly that must hold enormous significance for her superstitious supporters... (BTW according to legend, the first Romanovs came from neighbouring Prussia, hence perhaps the typically Baltic-Pomeranian griffin in their arms.)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on October 12, 2010, 07:15:15 PM
Re  Reply #699:  As we have discussed before, the subject of heraldry is rather "foreign" to most people. Examples:   A crest is often referred to as a "coat of arms."  Additionally, who would readily know location of the "dexter" side of a shield's depiction, or even care about such?  (As for "bicephalous eagle", as you know, there are many representations of such, other than the Russian Imperial State Arms.)   Regards,  AP.
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on October 12, 2010, 07:28:08 PM
Re  Reply #697:  I feel certain that many, many people mistakenly believe the Great Imperial Stete Arms to be the FAMILY "Romanov' 's arms.  Regards,  AP.

Indeed, and who can blame them. It wasn't untill the 1850s that Alexander II, just like any pretentious bourgeois gentilhomme, ordered his Master Herold to design the Romanov arms, which he duly did, based on a 17th century banner of the first Romanov Tsar's cousin Nikita Ivanovich Romanov!

But I also find it odd that the username Двуглавый орёл, Dvuglavniy orel, Bicephalous Eagle hasn't been used!

And why no Ледяная Коронa, Ledyanaya Korona, Ice Crown, which is the image the Great Imperial Crown always has evoked in a северянин, severyanin, Northerner like me.
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on October 12, 2010, 07:51:51 PM
Re Reply # 699:  As we have previously commented, the subject of heraldry is rather "foreign" to most people.  Examples:  Who can correctly locate the "dexter" side of a shield (follow closely by most peoples' reaction of "Who cares?") ?  Also how many times have we seen the "crest proper" referred to as a "coat of arms"?  As to the bicephalous eagle, I am most certain that you know (being the heraldry admirer that you are!) that it has been used in a large number of armorial depictions, in addition to Imperial (as well as modern, though THAT eagle is golden) Russia.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on October 12, 2010, 07:59:58 PM
Re Reply # 699:  As we have previously commented, the subject of heraldry is rather "foreign" to most people.
Indeed. I recently saw some Scandinavian heraldists bemoan how even the Royal Court of Sweden has no interest in heraldry, because they don't show the arms of the various members of the RF on their all-highest home page.

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Examples:  Who can correctly locate the "dexter" side of a shield (follow closely by most peoples' reaction of "Who cares?")?
Indeed. With that in mind I replied a little langued-gules-in-cheek in this point of mine (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=15343.msg458980#msg458980) in a thread about Romanov wedding rings.

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As to the bicephalous eagle, I am most certain that you know that it has been used in a large number of armorial depictions, in addition to Imperial (as well as modern!) Russia.
If it didn't stop the competing emperors, why should it stop us! :-)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on October 28, 2010, 04:59:45 PM
A Tatiana Billion Dollar that I made. :)
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/Romanovfan/maneybaby.jpg?t=1288302613)
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Post by: blessOTMA on October 28, 2010, 11:15:33 PM
You did a good job! Looks like legal tender to me! lol!
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Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on October 28, 2010, 11:22:00 PM
lol! Thanks BlessOTMA!!!
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Post by: TimM on October 28, 2010, 11:46:47 PM
I like it too.
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Post by: clockworkgirl21 on November 16, 2010, 03:21:14 AM
My cell phone
(forgive the poor quality)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00534.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00537.jpg)

Oh gosh I love that!
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Post by: Holly on November 24, 2010, 12:02:15 AM
Due to requests, I'm currently documenting my summer in Russia on tumblr! In progress but got the first part up!

http://likeabowloforanges.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: blessOTMA on November 24, 2010, 12:58:13 AM
Due to requests, I'm currently documenting my summer in Russia on tumblr! In progress but got the first part up!

http://likeabowloforanges.tumblr.com/
Holly,  it's terrific...can't wait for part two!
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Post by: Holly on November 24, 2010, 10:32:15 AM
Glad to hear! I'm working on updates right now. Should be up soon.
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Post by: matushka on November 24, 2010, 11:55:53 PM
Hello, Holly! Thanks for your account, it was so funny to read it, it remains me exaclty my own impressions some 10 years ago! Keep writting!
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Post by: Nicolá De Valerón on November 25, 2010, 02:50:37 PM
Due to requests, I'm currently documenting my summer in Russia on tumblr! In progress but got the first part up!

http://likeabowloforanges.tumblr.com/

Holly, very intersting. Thanks for the story.

It's also great that you visited (even lived) not only in polished and glamourous Moscow with Petersburg, but in real Russia. I've been in Karelia several times and my feelings are close to yours.
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Post by: Holly on November 25, 2010, 05:14:43 PM
Glad to hear you all enjoyed it! I'm having fun remembering everything.
I am thankful to have ilved in the real Russia and not just stayed in the tourist towns -- if I had, I would have had no idea what Russia was really like.

I've just posted some more!
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Post by: blessOTMA on November 27, 2010, 01:16:42 AM
Holly, I believe most AP forum members  would understand your emotions while at the Romanov tomb....and share them!  I find the video of their 1998  interment incredibly moving as well...It's no wonder you were overwhelmed when actually there! Wow. Thank you for posting the story of your trip!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carisbrooke on December 21, 2010, 02:08:52 AM
   Here is a selection of TV programmes that are being broadcast this christmas in the UK. Most are repeats, though some I have not seen before.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 21st
-THE PRINCES AND THE PRESS: HOW KATES LIFE WILL CHANGE FOREVER    ................Channel 5  8.00pm
-ROYALS AT WAR (documentary)      ...............Yesterday channel  7.00pm
-YOUNG VICTORIA (documentary)    .................Yesterday channel  8.00pm

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22nd
-THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL (film 2008)    ..............BBC2 9.00pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 24th
-THE QUEEN (drama with Helen Mirren)

SATURDAY DECEMBER 25th
-THE QUEENS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE   ............BBC 1    3.00pm

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29th
-HIGHGROVE (documentary with Prince Charles)   .............BBC 1   00.45am
-DR ZHIVAGO  (1965 film)   ..............Chan 5   2.25pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 31st
-ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (film 2007)     ITV 1    9.10pm


                            What's on where you live ?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on January 06, 2011, 07:51:54 AM
Does anyone remember what Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksey called the language they made up between themselves?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Alice_Karadjordjavic on January 15, 2011, 01:56:19 PM
My cell phone
(forgive the poor quality)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00534.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/IMG00537.jpg)
Oh my gosh! That's so amazing!
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Post by: EmmyLee on January 17, 2011, 12:22:55 PM
I toured the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA on Saturday and noticed that near the servants' call room there's a photo of the Romanovs on the wall. Please note that none of the furniture in the house now is original.

http://winchestermysteryhouse.com/ (http://winchestermysteryhouse.com/)

It was this one.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/Formals/1913/th_najboljaslika1913.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/Formals/1913/?action=view&current=najboljaslika1913.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Holly on January 17, 2011, 02:01:17 PM
Does anyone remember what Maria, Anastasia, and Aleksey called the language they made up between themselves?

It was called Tarabar.
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Post by: Dust_of_History on January 17, 2011, 03:33:51 PM
Wow, that's interesting. I didn't know that they used a secret language. Do you have more information about the language, Holly?
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Post by: Holly on January 17, 2011, 04:20:59 PM
I've only seen it mentioned in one book that I can remember.

Maria, Anastasia and Alexei would use the coded language to write each other messages and exchange them secretly. It appears to me to just be a change in spellings and such.
Here's the only sample published so far:

"To Her Highness stupid Marie and Anostoie. Thanks for thesnakck I rekon well befightin. M. A. Alexei. 1914."
Title: Gissa gåtan
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 18, 2011, 01:39:33 PM
Wi Nikolai den andre, med Guds Nåde, Kejsare och Sjelfherrskare öfver hela Ryssland, Tsar af Polen, Storfurste till Finland etc., etc., etc., göre veterlegt att...

Who can decipher it? :-)


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Post by: Holly on March 18, 2011, 05:23:44 PM
Wi Nikolai den andre, med Guds Nåde, Kejsare och Sjelfherrskare öfver hela Ryssland, Tsar af Polen, Storfurste till Finland etc., etc., etc., göre veterlegt att...

Who can decipher it? :-)




Tsar Nicholas II the Second, by the Grace of God, Emperor and Sjelfherrskare (?) over the whole of Russia, Tsar of Poland, Grand Duke of Finland, etc., etc., etc., hereby make reschedules (verlegt is difficult to decipher correctly, many meanings) to ...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 18, 2011, 06:54:12 PM
Almost. It does appear in Gothic (blackletter) script for you guys too, right?
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 18, 2011, 07:38:52 PM
Response # 722 makes (in an attempted translation) reference to "verlegt," when the quote in # 721 is shown as "VETERLEGT".  IMO, "verlegen" is a modern German infinitive (if one takes the spelling shown in #722 --as "verlegt" --as a potential conjugation of such).  Regardless, it would appear to not be relevant to the "title proclamation/recitation," using this spelling.   AP.
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Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 18, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
It's not in German. It's in a language spoken by some of NII's subjects, who wrote it in blackletter, although they were changing to antiqua during his reign. You can all see it in blackletter, right?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 18, 2011, 08:17:30 PM
 Hello, "F.P."!  Yes, of course, I understand that it is NOT in German, with which I am familiar, and thus occasion my remarks. Simply the response attempt (#722) that the poster made, rendered (through a mis-reading, apparently of "verlegt" versus "veterlegt") a modern German spelling of a conjugation's parent infinitive, which gives no comprehensible meaning/addition to the "Title Proclamation."  Apparently by utilizing/relying on a automated translator, that is why the poster had a problem resulting in a string of gibberish in meanings for that word.
 As to "Black Letter," your remarks appear partially (on this computer) in "bold," not the so-called "Fraktur," if that is what you are asking.    
 Good to hear from you again!                Best regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 18, 2011, 09:57:35 PM
As to "Black Letter," your remarks appear partially (on this computer) in "bold," not the so-called "Fraktur," if that is what you are asking.
Oh, that's too bad. I imagined the fonts we could use were universal. Does this appear in Old English blackletter? (Which I presume is a more common font than Schwabacher, which I used.)
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Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 18, 2011, 11:12:52 PM
Re Posting # 727:   Unfortunately, no, not even in "bold" now.   At least, not on my computer.  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Naslednik Norvezhskiy on March 19, 2011, 07:38:53 PM
Ah, OK. I tried to use another computer and then my first post didn't appear in Schwabacher blackletter. Apparantly it only works on my computer, unfortunately, since I have downloaded the font. But I could see the text in Old English blackletter, priobably because that's a more common font. (It's a standard option in Microsoft Word.)

The text was in Swedish (with archaïc spelling), means "Vi, Nicholas the Second, Emperor of All Russia, Tsar of Poland and Grand Prince to Finland, do make known that..." and I wanted to have it in blackletter, because that's how the imperial-grand ducal proclamations appeared in Finland right up to NII's reign, during which Finland started to exchange blackletter script (Fraktur aka "Gothic script") with antiqua aka Roman script.

But the Russian version appears in Cyrillic chancery style? and italics here, doesnt it?
Божиею милостию, Мы, Николай Вторый, Император и Самодержец Всероссийский, Царь Польский, Великий Князь Финляндский и прочая, и прочая, и проча, oбъявляемъ всЪмъ вЪрнымъ Нашимъ подданнымъ...

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on March 19, 2011, 07:54:49 PM
Yes, the Cyrillic characters DO show (and in italics)!  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Fyodor Petrovich on May 27, 2011, 04:54:35 AM
Anti-American Russian commercial: Kvasification instead of Coca-Colaïfication! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8Ntmvy_n0&feature=related)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: bestfriendsgirl on May 27, 2011, 07:25:22 AM
LOL!!!
Title: I didn't know what to do tonight...
Post by: burger queen on July 02, 2011, 05:57:46 PM
... So I realized a video :
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjof3o_romanov-tribute_webcam
Title: Re: I didn't know what to do tonight...
Post by: TimM on July 02, 2011, 07:24:04 PM
Nice video :)
Title: Re: I didn't know what to do tonight...
Post by: burger queen on July 03, 2011, 07:50:15 AM
Thank you ! I know there's a mass of video like that on the web but I never tried "Windows Live Movie Maker" which is an excellent and very simple tool to make little video like this. I wanted to avoid little red hearts that we can see too often in this kind of video, because I don't like it at all lol. Also it was an occasion to use good british music instead of a simple maudlin melody... 
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Post by: Holly on July 05, 2011, 04:02:21 PM
I love it! And I agree about the music. I love the Radiohead.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on October 23, 2011, 11:04:34 PM
I have a question...how can you tell the difference between some of these residences?

Is there any way to identify Peterhof besides the dark bricks? Will the oval shaped curtains work? Such as this (http://www.livadia.org/mashka/images/aotma1908_1.jpg)?

I also have trouble telling the Alexander Palace and Livadia parks apart. Did they both have spruce trees?

Was Peterhof the only palace where they allowed vines to grow up on the balconies?

Yeah, any little differences good for IDing, point them out please! Thanks!  :D

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Antonina on December 19, 2011, 05:00:05 AM
(http://pics.livejournal.com/saltkrakan/pic/00018y6e)

Shoes of GD Olga Nikolaevna she was wearing in 1905–1908.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Sunny on December 19, 2011, 06:44:37 AM
(http://pics.livejournal.com/saltkrakan/pic/00018y6e)

Shoes of GD Olga Nikolaevna she was wearing in 1905–1908.

Wow! Thanks!
 I'd like to know her size! (to be honest i'd like to know the size of each one of OTMA....) but i think it's asking too much.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Laura Mabee on April 04, 2012, 08:15:18 PM
I found this site which makes victorian images into silly gifs.
I thouht you would all get a lol from this one of Sandro:

(http://i.imgur.com/vSw2Z.gif)

For more, go here (http://fluxmachine.tumblr.com/)
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Post by: blessOTMA on April 06, 2012, 09:38:17 PM
That is WILD!!! lol!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carisbrooke on December 17, 2012, 02:13:47 AM
CHRISTMAS UK TV LISTINGS - FREEVIEW     This years Christmas viewing for those in the UK
17th DEC 9.00pm Our Diamond Queen                                                          PICK TV
               (repeated 23rd & 24th Dec, times vary)
18th DEC 4.40pm The Madness of King George (1994 film)                               FILM 4
22nd DEC 10.10am & 11.05pm Bertie and Elizabeth (docu-drama)                      ITV 3
24th DEC 8.00pm A Right Royal Year                                                              CHANNEL 5
25th DEC 3.00pm The Queens Christmas Broadcast                                          BBC 1 & ITV 1
28th DEC 9.00pm Hermitage Museum                                                             YESTERDAY
29th DEC 9.15pm The Duchess (2008 film)                                                      BBC 2
30th DEC 9.00pm Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007 film)                                   ITV 3
1st JAN 3.45 Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother.                                                  ITV 1
1st JAN 7.00 Royal Babies                                                                              ITV 1
               
                               MORE TO FOLLOW

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carisbrooke on December 17, 2012, 02:24:52 AM
1st JAN 9.00pm Queen Victoria's Children (part 1)                                             BBC 2
2nd                                                     (part 2)                                             BBC 2
3rd                                                      (part 3)                                             BBC 2
3rd JAN 10.00pm Mrs Brown (1997 film)                                                           BBC 2
4th JAN 8.00pm Timewatch-Young Victoria (Docu)                                             BBC 2
4th JAN 8.50pm The Young Victoria (2009 film)                                                 BBC 2
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ortipo on December 28, 2012, 03:56:04 PM
тяв-тяв-тяв-тяв!

(http://oi47.tinypic.com/k21xmd.jpg)
(http://oi46.tinypic.com/5ob7zl.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Hilla on January 09, 2013, 07:17:02 AM
I came across this site by accident while googleing around http://www.tsaarinikolai.com/ (http://www.tsaarinikolai.com/)

It's a memory association of the "Holy imperial martyrs Nicholas II and his family and the empress' lady in waiting Anna Taneeva in Finland"
The site is mainly in Russian though there are some parts in Finnish too. I don't know much Russian so I can't understand almost anything but it seems that there is quite a lot videos and articles about the IF in Russian and also some information about the associations activity in Finland. Apparently they share the information and keep their memory alive and also organize pilgrimages to places where the IF spent their holidays and where Anna Vyrubova lived and was buried.

Funny that I didn't know anything about this association though I'm from Finland. Maybe they should be a bit more active on "keeping the flame"...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: edubs31 on January 09, 2013, 09:29:47 AM
Hmmm, good find there Hilla. I just spent a little bit of time browsing through and it didn't take me long to find a few pictures I had not seen before. Good stuff!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: s.v.markov on January 17, 2013, 05:48:48 AM
From a book* I'm reading right now.........

'Just prior to Nixon's 1972 visit to the Soviet Union, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo acquired two rare snow leopards from Kirghizia. They were named Nicholas and Alexandra, after the last imperial family of Tsarist Russia.'

Does anyone know what happened to them?

* Snow Leopard : Stories from the Roof of the World (Univ Press of Colorado, 2012)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: EmmyLee on April 11, 2013, 04:19:03 PM
I volunteer at a library and was shelving some books in Children's. I turned around to find this book on display. Anastasia's picture caught my eye, but is it a book about her? Nope. It takes place during the Civil War.

Juliet's Moon by Ann Rinaldi

http://www.amazon.com/Juliets-Moon-Ann-Rinaldi/dp/0547258747 (http://www.amazon.com/Juliets-Moon-Ann-Rinaldi/dp/0547258747)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: blessOTMA on April 11, 2013, 06:30:32 PM
wow, that's  kind of surreal...I wonder what was thinking or non thinking  behind using it . Is she getting like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe? Interesting
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Jen_94 on April 12, 2013, 06:18:32 AM
I remember seeing this book cover on Tumblr a while back....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on April 12, 2013, 10:12:26 AM
Why is Anastasia on the cover of a book that has nothing to do with her?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: edubs31 on April 12, 2013, 10:41:57 AM
Why is Anastasia on the cover of a book that has nothing to do with her?

Don't you know Tim? She was a focal point figure during the American Civil War. Her father was President of the United States and forced to abdicate during the Confederate Revolution after they won the war, toppled his administration, and forced his family into western exile.

Of course as we are all aware the family was eventually executed on the order of Jefferson Davis...all except for Anna. She somehow survived and escaped abroad. Eventually settling in Russia in 1901 where, in attempt to conceal her past identity, she took the name 'Anastasia Romanov', married a prince, and became a Grand Duchess.

Hey, is it any less believable than most of her claimants?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on April 12, 2013, 03:01:40 PM
Yeah, that makes about as much sense.

Maybe I'll stick Tatiana on a cover of a book I'll write about World War II..
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: blessOTMA on April 12, 2013, 09:53:56 PM
edubs31.... killer funny! You made me nearly spit out my drink....lololol!!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Jen_94 on April 13, 2013, 06:12:44 AM
edbus31, you are so funny! lol!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: edubs31 on April 13, 2013, 10:06:08 AM
Glad you liked ladies :-)

We are supposed to be "having fun" on the 'Having Fun' board after all, right?

All kidding aside. I'm glad to hear that the cover to the story was changed and Anastasia's picture removed...if that is indeed the case. It seems impossible though that such a mistake could have made its way past a publisher/editor, yes? You're telling me no one had the following Q&A exchange before this book hit the shelves...?

Q) Who is the real girl on the cover?
A) It's actually a picture of Anastasia Romanov. The famous Russian Grand Duchess who...
Q) Ummm, OK, well, does she have anything to do with the story?
A) Oh no, but I found her story historically fascinating so I thought it would be neat to have the main character in her image.
Q) Don't you think people are going to be upset and misled by that?
A) Well, no, I mean...maybe...I guess I never thought of that.
Q) Think maybe we should change it before the people start judging a book by its cover?
A) Yes, probably a good idea.

Or how about...

Q) Who is the real girl on the cover?
A) I'm not sure. It's just some picture of a cute girl from many years ago. Probably the Civil War era or sometime thereafter. Thought it worked well with the theme of the story.
Q) We'd better find out who it is and make sure A) it's no one famous, or B) it's no one's relative who is going to demand compensation.
A) Yes, probably a good idea.

Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on April 13, 2013, 12:16:11 PM
Quote
Q) Who is the real girl on the cover?
A) I'm not sure. It's just some picture of a cute girl from many years ago. Probably the Civil War era or sometime thereafter. Thought it worked well with the theme of the story.
Q) We'd better find out who it is and make sure A) it's no one famous, or B) it's no one's relative who is going to demand compensation.
A) Yes, probably a good idea.

Well, they sure dropped the ball on this one.  Duhhhhh....
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: blessOTMA on April 13, 2013, 12:47:23 PM
Quote
Q) Who is the real girl on the cover?
A) I'm not sure. It's just some picture of a cute girl from many years ago.
Probably the Civil War era or sometime thereafter. Thought it worked well with the theme of the story.
Q You think alot


That gets mt vote! lol
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Jen_94 on April 13, 2013, 03:00:45 PM

Q) Who is the real girl on the cover?
A) I'm not sure. It's just some picture of a cute girl from many years ago. Probably the Civil War era or sometime thereafter. Thought it worked well with the theme of the story.
Q) We'd better find out who it is and make sure A) it's no one famous, or B) it's no one's relative who is going to demand compensation.
A) Yes, probably a good idea.



I like! haha.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on April 13, 2013, 04:03:13 PM
Author:  Like duh, who is this Anna stacy girl anyway, like duh...
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Carisbrooke on December 19, 2013, 02:30:00 AM
CHRISTMAS FREEVIEW TV, IN THE UK
21st DEC- The Young Victoria (2009 film), 5.25pm BBC2.   23rd DEC- The Secret Life Of Queen Victoria, 1.00pm Yesterday Channel.   24th DEC- The Secret Life Of Queen Victoria (repeat), 7.00am Yesterday Channel. The Secret Life Of Marie Antoinette, 1.30pm Yesterday Channel.   25th DEC- The Queens Christmas Broadcast, 3.00pm BBC1 & ITV.   27th DEC- By Royal Appointment (documentary), 9.00pm ITV3.   The Secret Life Of Louis XIV, 1.30pm Yesterday Channel.   28th DEC- Henry VIII's Lost Palaces (Time Team), 12.05pm More 4 Channel.   29th DEC- Queen Victoria's Last Love, 7.55pm More 4 Channel.   Queen Victoria & The Crippled Kaiser, 9.00 More 4 Channel.   30th DEC- Bertie And Elizabeth (documentary-drama) 3.45pm ITV3.   Anastasia (1997 Animation), 12.50pm Film 4.   31st DEC- The Queens Palaces (Holyroodhouse), 4.05 BBC2.   Wallis And Edward (drama), 11.55am ITV3.   2nd JAN- The Kings Speech (2010 Film), 9.00pm Film 4 Channel.   The Queens Palaces (Windsor Castle), 4.05pm BBC2.   Edward VII Prince Of Pleasure, 10.00pm Yesterday Channel.   3rd JAN- The Queens Palaces (Buckingham Palace), 4.05pm BBC2.   Doctor Zhivago (1965 Film), 1.15pm Channel 5.   Bertie And Elizabeth (Repeated), 8.30am ITV3.   Edward VII Prince Of Pleasure (Repeated), 12 noon & 8.00pm Yesterday Channel.           
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on July 07, 2014, 05:33:12 AM
I would totally drink from this

(http://cs618721.vk.me/v618721933/ad1d/0qnB_13AatM.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Rodney_G. on July 07, 2014, 10:27:04 AM
Cool! Does it look like there are IF images on the reverse , unseen sides of those objects?
I'm not seeing separate views of Tatiana or Marie. And is that Anastasia on what may be a sugar bowl?
Conventional characterizations of the GDs would have Marie better suited to grace a source of sweetness.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: blessOTMA on July 08, 2014, 12:52:03 PM
I would think Olga ,Marie and Alix are on the other sides that are  not shown . Why cool set! Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Beautiful_Anastasia on July 16, 2014, 09:43:10 AM
Interesting what if question here: If any of OTMA had married and become rulers of another country, who do you think would have made the best ruler?
Emily
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: bednayaliza on October 08, 2014, 06:11:10 AM
(http://s017.radikal.ru/i436/1410/cb/b87537419837.jpg) (http://www.radikal.ru)


Anastasia Romanov by Tatiana Nikitina  https://vk.com/artista_inizia (https://vk.com/artista_inizia)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on October 08, 2014, 07:02:16 AM
Anastasia by Tatiana.  Ironic!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 03, 2015, 08:01:11 AM
(http://s.pikabu.ru/post_img/2013/07/18/9/1374155800_1927914954.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on January 03, 2015, 11:34:49 AM
Wow, Ally, that is incredible. 
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 04, 2015, 05:55:20 AM
Yes, it is definitely one of the best art representations of the family that I have seen!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on January 06, 2015, 01:33:56 AM
For years we've wondered who the child is that appears in two photos taken with the IF in Tobolsk:

1 (http://www.livadia.org/tanya/images/tatianabald.jpg)
2 (https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUdO6rZsgTwlwt9_08L53CDCwAdOn8L6qCr5dHJU2JLZEUHJfk4w)

In "The Romanov Sisters" there was mention of a cleaning woman's son, named Tolya, who accompanied his mother to the house. Apparently OTMA loved when he visited. We can't know for sure if it's him, but I think it's cool we even have a guess.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on January 06, 2015, 06:02:35 AM
Nice to finally have a name to go with this person.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 07, 2015, 03:39:59 AM
Oh gosh I´d LOVE to have abox like this!

(http://dolchetea.ru/d/281024/d/.png.png)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on January 07, 2015, 06:11:19 AM
Quote
Oh gosh I´d LOVE to have abox like this!

Put me down for one as well.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: KarinK on January 10, 2015, 07:38:29 AM
That box is amazing!
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: TimM on January 10, 2015, 06:10:33 PM
I would love to have one.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 25, 2015, 05:34:08 PM
I guess this is the right thread for the randomness.... so here is my "hopefully one day" book cover :)

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/026/797/53810e9ad0_100174864_o2.jpg) (http://nd06.jxs.cz/445/614/f5026f10c5_100174868_o2.jpg)
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: amartin71718 on January 25, 2015, 06:32:25 PM
That looks great! I love your blog, by the way! Would you mind translating the back cover, though? I can't read Czech.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: edubs31 on January 25, 2015, 11:36:46 PM
That looks great! I love your blog, by the way! Would you mind translating the back cover, though? I can't read Czech.

Same here Ally. Fantastic looking cover, but the language barrier is an obstacle for me as well.
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Rodney_G. on January 26, 2015, 12:31:32 AM
Adorable Tatiana at an age of transition: not a little girl, but not teen yet either. Her age here?
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 26, 2015, 04:19:50 AM
She was 7, so still a little girl. but Tatiana always had something very serious and mature in her face, ever since she was a baby. I think that the photo in question captures it well - she is all innocence yet seems somehow melancholic.

The back cover translation is: "God Save the Tsar! That is what sounded from the crowd in summer 1914, but three years later the same crowd was cursing the Romanov dynasty with as much zest. Who were the people swept away by revolution from the throne, how did they face its rise and what led them to it in the first place? Follow in the footsteps of the family, who lost everything and for a long time was lost in the dust of oblivion themselves."
Title: Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
Post by: Превед on May 01, 2015, 12:12:12 PM
Langue de gueules tirée à Leurs Hautes Grâces

Si la Norvège n’avait pas aboli la noblesse en 1814 / 1821, je pense
que le roi doit avoir « libéré » la critiquée Princesse Märtha-Louise
en faisant elle et son mari Ari Behn baron et baronne Behnenskjold*
d'Änglamark** ou d'Änglagård***.

* Behnenskjold, c'est-à-dire « écu de Behn », nom dérivé du blason,
d'un type qui sont nombreux dans la noblesse scandinave, comme Danneskiold
(morganauts danois, le nom signifiant « écu danois ») ou
Silfverschiöld (par sa mariage la sœur du roi de Suède est baronne
Silfverschiöld, signifiant « écu d’argent »). Rothschild (« écu rouge»)
est aussi un nom pareil, bien que provenant d’un panneau.
** Änglamark, c’est-à-dire « pré aux anges » en suédois, est une belle
chanson écologiste suédoise.
*** Änglagård , c’est-à-dire « ferme ou cour aux anges », est un bon
film suédois sur des hippies.

Que Märtha-Louise doive choisir entre: Baronne Behnenskjold d'Änglamark ou
Baronne Behnenskjold d'Änglagård !