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Oh Alexie, I am so, so, SO SORRY I am late for your birthday, which was last Saturday. Could you ever forgive me? Anyway, happy belated birthday, sweet saint. You were a fighter, you were compassionate, you were loving, brave and a beautiful bright young boy with your whole life ahead of you. I'm sorry you never got the chance to show the world. It's definitely a poorer place without you.

Please forgive me for missing out on your birthday. Happy belated birthday Aloysha.

Peace always,

Tranisha N. Thomas

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Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Photos X
« on: May 06, 2006, 08:24:35 PM »
All of these colored pictures are so beautiful! Just looking at the pictures of the Imperial children make me want to cry, because we all know what happened to them. These pictures represent a bygone era, a reminder of what was, and will never be again. At least we have these pictures to learn from.

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Wow!! Marie Feodorovna must have been an awesome historical person! No wonder alot of the Russian people loved her. Thanks so much for the information. I think right from the start, Marie saw the kind of person Alix was, and didn't really want Nicholas to marry her. Maybe she knew (Marie) what was going to happen if the two of them got married.

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I'm sorry if this has been bought up before, but I haven't read anything about it around here. I'm trying to understand just what Alexandra was supposed to have done as Empress of Russia. Was she supposed to just be a socialite, like wear fancy clothes and give great balls, and generally be behind her husband? If only she loved these things, maybe the Russian people wouldn't have hated her so much. Could you guys help me out here?

As always, thanks again.

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The Final Chapter / Re: Abdication and Alexandra
« on: April 26, 2006, 08:58:44 PM »
I've been reading the posts here, and I just had to offer my opinion too. I also think that Alexandra's presence regarding the abdication would have made any difference; it would have happened regardless. I think the people were basically tired of being ruled by the Romanovs. They were tired that that family were able to live in paradise while the majority of the Russian people had to stand on long lines to get something to eat (or in some cases, not get anything at all).

I've been learning more about Alexandra from books and from reading the posts here, and the more I learn about her, the more I'm starting to like her less and less. I agreed that she never really understood the Russian people, or her role as Empress, or the Romanov dynasty in general. I think she was crazy to let Rasputin have such influence over her (I always thought he was a fraud and a hypocrite). She should have listened to other people who obviously knew better about him than she did.

I think the Russia that Alexandra saw was what she WANTED to see, rather than face the REALITY of Russia.  

Sorry if I got a bit long here. Alexandra is certainly a passionate person to talk about right?

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Having Fun! / Re: Favorites and Least Favorites
« on: April 17, 2006, 07:35:21 PM »
For me, it's between Olga and Maria.  But if I had to pick a definite choice right now, it would definitely be Olga.  We have alot in common. We're the eldest (only I have cousins, not siblings), we both love to read, and we both have tempers. Maria is a close second. My least favorite would have to be Anastasia. I just can't relate to her at all. The only reason why she's so famous is because of Anna Anderson (sorry if I swayed a bit off topic here).

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Having Fun! / Re: if otma around to day who would be your sister
« on: March 10, 2006, 07:32:25 AM »
I would want Mashka to be my little sister. I would also want Olga to be my big sister. And I would want Baby (Alexei) to be my little brother-I would have such fun with Alexei. I would tell him that I love him every single day!!

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Quote from: Joy0318

my heart breaks even more  for the children as they had done NOTHING wrong. They were killed simple because they were born Romanovs.  [/quote


I hear you on that one. And if anybody deserved to be canonized as saints, it is DEFINITELY those 5 beautiful, loving children. Maybe there'll be tons of chapels in their names as well. Oh well, we can only hope.

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News Links / Re: No rehab for Royal Family
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:34:25 AM »
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Hi nene,

The Prosecutor's Office decision can only make their decision based on any documentary evidence before them stating that the Imperial Family are to be shot or killed by some other means.

There is no such document.



The decision can not, and can not be seen to be influenced by emotive issues.

Regards,

Margarita



Thanks for the explanation. I just hope that someday there will be rehab for the children at least, as they definitely didn't do anything wrong. Their only crime was that they were born Romanovs.

Take care.

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News Links / Re: No rehab for Royal Family
« on: March 02, 2006, 07:14:40 AM »
Maybe there's still resentment against Nicholas II and Alexandra?

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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei's kittens.
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:32:45 PM »
Oh my goodness, that is just so adorable! All those cute little kittens and Alexei. That picture is just too adorable beyond words!

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I find it interesting that you relate reppression to the Empire rather than the Soviet Union. I can write that if I had to live within one of these time periods, say 1800-1850 or 1925-1975, I would pick the earlier period.

As for a loss of freedom, this has happened most recently under the auspices of President Putin. The first half of President Yelstsin's presidency was probably the most free period in Russian history.

If the Russian people were to have a restored limited monarchy, it would be for them to choose the person and family to fill this role. It may not be a Romanov or even a princely family but a Zhukhov, Tolstoy, Suvorov or Pushkin descendent.

David



Oh goodness, I'm so sorry about that! I wasn't entirely clear on this subject. What I meant was, repression from BOTH the Empire and the Soviet Union. Both regimes should be ashamed of themselves for the way they treated millions of their countrymen. I hope to God that neither regime ever comes back to Russia. Those people deserve so much better.

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This question just came to my mind. Since there's a board on favorite scenes from Nicholas and Alexandra, let's talk about some heartbreaking scenes from the film. To me, some heartbreaking scenes were:

1) Winter Palace Massacre- after the attack on the people, the little girl started saying "Mama" over and over again and crying. That scene brings tears to my eyes every time. And I can't help it, I also feel fury at Nicholas too.

2) When the IF are going to Ekaterinburg, and they are forcibly separated from Gilliard. Olga says "Monsieur Gilliard. Monsieur Gilliard", and Gilliard replies, "I'll write. I'll try to see you!" I also feel like crying. Because you can see the reality of the situation, that the entire family is in real danger and everything around them has changed. I think OTMA (particularly Olga) realizes this as well.

That's my opinion on some truly heartbreaking scenes from the movie. How about everybody else?

Best wishes!

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I have a couple of favorite scenes in the movie:

1) When OTMA and Gilliard are painting and the girls start throwing paint on each other. So hilarious and cute!

2) The Assassination Party scene- I hate Rasputin, and seeing that pig get what he deserves makes me happy every time.

3) When OTMA was dancing with the soldiers in Siberia. That is such a fun scene that brings such a big smile on my face! I find myself dancing with the girls too.

4) When one of the guards tries to steal a gold cross from Alexei. Alexei pulls the man's hair, and kicks him. I was like Yes! go Alexei! I was cheering for him.

5) When Nicholas and Alexandra were alone, after Nicholas bolts the door in Ekaterinburg. A very tender, loving moment between them. This scene shows how much they truly loved each other, how devoted they were to each other. And, how, in the midst of the danger they were in, they found one moment of happiness and joy. These people were true soulmmates in the truest sense of the word (it's too bad other people didn't see that. I guess marrying for love was a rare thing in the Russian court).

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I've heard about these films and wanted to get them as well. I too, will check it out and order from Amazon.com when I have a chance.

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