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Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / The Italian House at Peterhof
« on: January 24, 2010, 03:55:34 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knew what was/is the Italian House at Peterhof where the then-Tsarevich Nicholas wrote in his diary how he and Alix carved their names in the rear window of the Italian House?

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Nicholas II / Nicholas and his father
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:43:58 PM »
Hey, everyone,

I have been wanting to verify a reference that Count Witte made in regards to Nicholas II, when he was still tsarevich.
The story, that most of you have probably heard, is that Witte suggested to Alexander III about having Nicholas on the committee to help build the Trans-Siberian railway, and Alexander III said: "What do you even know the tsarevich?"
I have thought that this quote was in Count Witte's memoirs, but I have been unable to find it there.  I am wondering if someone can tell me the source of the quote--regardless of whether or not you agree with Alexander III or Count Witte?

Thanks,

Cody

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Nicholas II / Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« on: June 06, 2008, 01:49:56 PM »
I have to say that I wish I was able to read Russian.  I'm curious to know what Nicholas has to say about the Communist coup, and Lenin's takeover of the Russian Government.

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Nicholas II / Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:32:37 PM »
Is there any place where I can buy Nicholas II's diary?

Thanks,

+ Cody +

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Having Fun! / Re: Anastasia video game
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:51:13 AM »

Rasputin could also be in there somewhere.



In the Shadow Hearts game, Rasputin is a significant boss.  I should also point out that someone mentioned earlier how fun it would be to watch Anastasia escape.  The Shadow Hearts game takes place before the Russian Revolution.

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I heard the tests were negative. No surprise there.

But I'll have to at least give something for conviction.  I mean, his children certain thought there was some truth to his story--and one has to wonder why he would have lied near the end of his life?  Regardless of which, theories like this will probably be a thing of the past within a couple of months.


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Nicholas II / Re: Photos of Nicholas II #2
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:15:22 PM »

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/NicholasMaria3.jpg

This picture was taken on the day of Nicholas' baptism. Thank you for posting it Chrissy!

Really? Aren't Orthodox infants baptized when they're just days old?

I don't know about "days old," but I would assume the wait is about as long as it is for other churches that baptize infants.  In the Catholic Church, I've seen to know babies, maybe a month to a month and a half, of age, when they receive Baptism.

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I asked the lady if she ever heard of AA and she said no. I explained the story to her and she still said no. Imagine that!

I would figure anyone from that area would know who Anna Anderson is.  But in any case, I suppose if anyone is around that area, and has some time to kill, maybe they could visit the courthouse just to check.

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And wills can be published in newspapers and used to be as a matter of course.  And they are public record after they have been probated, so Richard had no reason not to post a copy unless there was something that would make us all sit up and "gasp".

So what would be "the big deal" about him posting it?

I'm sure that wills could be posted in the paper, if someone wanted them to, and in that case they would certainly be public.  However, I am unfamiliar with laws about wills become public information, unless it has been allowed by whomever is in charge of the said person's estate.

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Having Fun! / Re: Anastasia video game
« on: March 04, 2008, 10:14:01 AM »
Tee hee, yeah, I don't think Alexandra would appreciate Ivy's skimpy outfit!

Anyway, I was thinking of a four-player Final-Fight clone, featuring the girls, that is similar to the TMNT arcade games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzuxTP4LWts

Each of the four girls would have her own special moves and super special moves.

I suppose the final boss could be Papa Lenin and Uncle Joe.

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When Richard Schweitzer was posting here (and for those of you who didn't know him) he is the husband of Gleb Botkin's daughter Marina and although Marina has passed away Richard is still alive and kicking (kicking about DNA last I heard).

I asked Richard if he had a copy of AA's will.  He said he did but that he would not post it.  I thought that perhaps something in the will would give away her mental status.  Probably a long shot, but just a feeling that perhaps she might have given some insight into her mental status and her own beliefs about herself by something that was bequeathed in the will.  Or by that whole "being of sound mind and body" thing.  I don't know.

I'm not particularly shocked by that.  You generally don't post wills.

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Having Fun! / Re: Anastasia video game
« on: March 03, 2008, 03:08:21 PM »
I think that Lenin would beat Nicholas II. But only because Lenin would fight dirty and Nicholas would try to be a gentleman about it. Jeez...all Alexander III would have to do would be sit on Lenin. The results would be similar to running an aluminum can over with a monster truck.

Well, I don't know if I'd say Lenin would "fight dirty," because I don't know if I'd call street fighting "dirty," which is how I'd see Lenin fight.  Also, I think Alexander III could do more than "sit on Lenin."  He could probably easily break Lenin's back.

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Having Fun! / Re: Anastasia video game
« on: March 03, 2008, 09:06:13 AM »
Antie's comment made me think of a fighting game starring the entire Imperial Family. Maybe it could be Romanovs vs. Revolutionaries/Bolsheviks?

I just got this image in my head of Alexandra beating Lenin up with nunchucks like Maxi in Soul Calibur II. To the tune of Cascada-style dance music. It's obviously time for me to go and get some sleep.

I think that a Romanov fighting game could actually be fun or even cute if it was done the right way (accurate depictions of them, with fighting moves based on interests (Olga beating up a Bolshevik with an incredibly thick book) and physical ability (obviously Alexandra couldn't handle the aforementioned nunchucks; that would be Anastasia's job) and realistic dialogue). Maybe I'll talk to one of my gamer nerd friends about it...

Ironically, I've written a pair of fan fiction stories that involve this Shadow Hearts setting where Anastasia and Alexei, who escaped the execution in the Ipatiev House, have to watch their backs from Soviet assassins sent from both Lenin and Stalin. 
But on RonnieLee's message, I don't know how a fight between Nicholas II and Lenin would go--although I've got a weird feeling Lenin has been in more fights than Nicholas--but if there was a way to bring back Alexander III...I think he could rip Lenin in half.

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Annie, it's cool to believe in a cause, but at the end of the day you're fighting battles with internet stalkers and other psychological case studies you cannot reason with. Meanwhile the war itself has already been won.

Pretty much.  Unless it can be proven that the DNA test are wrong, those tests are the final word.

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Does anyone know if she left behind any kind of diary? It would have been fascinating if she'd documented her metamorphosis, for those who regard her as a fraud; it would have been heartbreaking if she'd documented her psychological disintigration, for those who believe she was mentally ill. I veer wildly between sympathy and disgust when I attempt to pin down in my own mind who she really was.

That would be interesting, if she left behind a diary, but I assume if would have been found by now.  To the best of my knowledge, her husband passed away sometime ago--at least I think he did.  I assume that his house has probably been searched, and someone would have found a diary from AA, if it existed.  On an earlier thread, I said once that I wondered if AA might have been the victim of "role-playing," which means that you act a certain way, because you think you are a particular person, and you act how you think they would have acted.

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