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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:07:38 PM »
It's also a black and white drawing though not colored like Olga, Tatiana or Maria's are, unless they were colored 'recently' and not by Kaulbach.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Illnesses of Grand Duchess Anastasia
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »
They were so afraid that they could lose Anastasia like Alexandra lost her mother and sister that they built a disinfection chamber in Peterhof so it didn't happen again. The fear was that great.

Having Fun! / Re: Yurovsky brought to today?
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:38:01 AM »
He won't have time to think at all; Tim will get to him first. :D

She would have arrived in the spooky month of October if she hadn't decided to stay in there. ;D

The Final Chapter / Re: One Hundred Years On
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:40:08 PM »
Nope, because the internet and some terrible organisations are preaching that vaccinations cause autism and other stuff, which is a complete, utter lie.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: September 27, 2018, 06:27:40 PM »
Not from the newly found photos, but I haven't seen this photo before! I've seen Anastasia taking a picture in the mirror, but not both of the Little Pair!

Nicholas II / Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:44:43 AM »

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:40:11 AM »
One of Xenia's sons and I believe Tatiana? It could be Irina for all I know! I want to say Irina, because of the eyes, but I am unsure.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Aleksei Photos III
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:26:00 AM »
Newly discovered photographs!

Alexei, Maria and I believe Nagorny?

A photograph we all know of Nicholas, Tatiana, Alexei and one of their cousins but much more clearer.

Alexei and three of his cousins.

Another clearer version of a well known photo.

You can view them and a few extra ones on the Guardians website, or just type in 'Romanovs' in Google and go to the news section.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:20:40 AM »
Some newly discovered photos go on show at the Science Museum in London. The images were captured by Herbert Galloway Stuart, an English tutor to Grand Duchess Xenia's sons, between 1908 and 1916. They were unearthed by chance at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

Here's the one that features only Maria and one of her cousins.

Maria, Anastasia, Alexei, one of their cousins, an unknown lady and an officer.

More information!

It has been changed to a permanent fantasy-adventure film, and they added an enchantress named Yara who is most likely the reason she is even in 1988 in the first place.

Alexei's actor has been changed from female to a male, so there's that.

Tatiana has not been cast from what I've seen, but Alexandra, Olga and Maria are in the movie. The actress playing Maria is virtually unknown so I have no idea how old she is, but Olga is being played by a 15 year old which doesn't make sense as she was 21 in 1917.

And if it doesn't get even more horrible a character called Yakov has been mentioned. It better not be who I think it is.

It's rumored to be a reboot of the 1997 animated movie but even that wasn't as insensitive as this.

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Larissa Tudor
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:23:46 PM »
That's an appealing theory. You could wish that's what happened.  Poor Tatiana, the sister so conscientious about doing her duty to serve her beloved Russia, and the one taking care of her mom and brother at the end there, she clung, I guess as a means of coping, to the hope they might be exiled, and she might get to live the life of a regular English girl. Poignant that Larissa got to do it, at least for a bit. And that image of Owen and Larissa, heard by their neighbours as laughing and enjoying each others company in their backyard, you could see Tatiana in a similar situation. I forget which acquaintance said she dreamed of having great friendships, and there's that amazing Romanian film of her sitting in the middle of the picture shoot, chattering and laughing away with all and sundry, with Olga and Maria shyly quiet at either end. And that amazing kid who came to sit on Tatiana's lap for the last photo, then runs up to the camera, as if, with her modern dress and hairdo, she had ran from Tatiana's time right into ours.

Larissa in Constantinople is mysterious. How long and how she got there. And why. White slave trade of Russian girls who wind up in Turkey goes on now and I guess was rife back then with so many refugees. Maybe there was a rescue but it was Tudor helping Larissa escape.D

The little girl was Princess Ileana of Romania, and I believe from my analysis of the Romanian/Russian photoshoot video that they were all trying to figure out a better place for Ileana to sit, with her ending up in Tatiana's lap.

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Larissa Tudor
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:59:33 PM »
I'm just reading Occleshaw's book. A spooky tale of mysteries and coincidences. A few things not mentioned above, a witness heard her yelling at a small boy in Russian, and another witness, who picked Tatiana's pictures as her, asked, "she was a Russian princess, wasn't she?", as if it was a common rumour and no big deal, I guess with all the Russian aristocracy around. Another witness recalled Larissa saying her happiest time in England was the three years she had spent in Yorkshire, which squeezes the timeline of her being an exotic dancer in Constantinople, but would explain how she got back into England to marry Tudor. Occleshaw explains she wouldn't be allowed in England unless she had special help or unless she was previously a resident.

Also he only confines his speculations that Larissa was Tatiana. Never wonders if Larissa just lied to Tudor about being Tatiana, everybody else seemed to be doing it. Or maybe Tudor was as bad a Romanov fan as us and just flipped when he saw Larissa's Tatiana looks and married her. I could relate to that.  All that flowers on the grave on Tatiana's birthday and his hermetic behavior after her death is spooky. As is seeing the picture of his second wife with Tatiana's hairdo. And her grave being disturbed right on the Romanov burial. Spooky stuff.

Occleshaw doesn't  mention if Larissa died suddenly or not. Tudor collapsing at her burial suggests it was unexpected, I would think. The certificate says heart exhaustion. Is that a heart attack? A broken heart right after the murder date? A murder was never suggested, but it was the same year as the murder of Michelle Anchess. Just saying. What a tale!

I believe she might have been a member of high Russian society, but not a Russian Princess (and I don't mean a Grand Duchess!). If she was, we would know about it by now. Her dying on the anniversary of the Romanovs death and her grave being 'desecrated' around about the same time of the first burial is suspicious though, and I do not believe that Larissa claimed to be Tatiana to anyone, her neighbors and Occleshaw did that for her. A teacher of mine actually suggested that she was Tatiana, and when the first burial site was found Olga and Anastasia (he believes M was missing) were the only daughters in the grave, Russia knew that L WAS T and took her body in the middle of the night to bury her with the others, saying Tatiana was found with most of her family and servants and not buried in a grave in England. Of course there's no evidence that the coffin was taken out of the ground and opened OR that Larissa's body is missing, but that's what he believes.

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Larissa Tudor
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
Now that we know the family are all accounted for, is anyone else just curious on who Larissa Tudor was? I do believe she may have been just a Tatiana look-like or doppelganger, but her background is so foggy and unknown if I was alive before Tatiana's body was found I would have definitely believed Larissa was her.

She died eight years after the Romanovs, to the day even. Why did she use Feodorovna as her patronymic (unless it was the obvious reason; her real father was called Feodor if Adolph Haouk was not her real one), why was June 10th associated with her (It could have actually been her birthday and just a coincidence, or the day her and her husband met) and is her body still in her grave? (On 30th of July 1998 it was found that the railings surrounding her grave had been removed and some stone masons arrived later and cleaned the headstone and the marble surrounding the grave, this was all done without the Tudor family's permission or the Council's knowledge).

Now that the Romanovs are found, I'm definitely interested in her specifically.

No, that was Maria and Anastasia.

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