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The Alexander Palace / Re: The Mauve Room (Photos)
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:17:06 AM »
Been discussed in other threads. Charles Berger in Paris still exists and did give an estimate 15 years ago to reproduce the Lampas for 1000 euro a meter, clearly would be more today. There are small examples of the original material, as Kochumov cut them and kept them.  The Berger firm quote might not fit into the restoration budget and the Museum might find another firm to reproduce it for less money

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:58 PM »
Yes, you will have to upload it to a host site then put the link here. We simply don't have the server space to host all the images and attachments people want to post here.

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Samuel Petuhov
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:20:32 PM »
YAWNNNNNN. Yet another lunatic hoax.  ::)

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Having Fun! / Re: Model warships
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:47:56 PM »
Upload your photos to a photo hosting site. Then copy the url of the uploaded photo and insert the url into the IMG tags from the "Insert Image" button on the toolbar.

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Having Fun! / Re: Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« on: September 26, 2017, 09:45:28 PM »
OTMA were not "German". However, the German government considered them "Princesses of German Blood" in the treaty of Brest Litovsk as the grand daughters of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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News Links / Re: Iron Felix statue
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:04:12 PM »
It had NOTHING to do with a political statement. He was an artist who felt the sculpture had artistic merit and nothing more.

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News Links / Re: Iron Felix statue
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:09:39 PM »
The Lenin statue in Seattle was originally in Poland. Removed after the collapse of the USSR and bought by an American and shipped to Seattle because the American thought it had artistic merit.
https://fremont.com/about/lenin/

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Having Fun! / Re: Writers Circle
« on: August 30, 2017, 01:08:09 PM »
He is quite real, he did return to the US according to Bob's research. We have several photos of him.  After a visit back to his family in the US, he brought Alexei the Indian Teepee and canoe which you can see in photos of the Children's Playroom

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The Final Chapter / Re: People Being 'Horrified' by OTMAA's Murders?
« on: August 25, 2017, 07:08:25 PM »
Marie Feodorovna wrote: "You know that my thoughts and prayers never leave you. I think of you day and night and sometimes feel so sick at heart that I believe I cannot bear it any longer. But God is merciful. He will give us strength for this terrible ordeal." Her daughter Olga Alexandrovna commented further on the matter, "Yet I am sure that deep in her heart my mother had steeled herself to accept the truth some years before her death.

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The Final Chapter / Re: People Being 'Horrified' by OTMAA's Murders?
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
Because they said so in letters.

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The Final Chapter / Re: People Being 'Horrified' by OTMAA's Murders?
« on: August 25, 2017, 05:53:26 PM »
Lenin and Co. all deliberately kept what happened to the IF murky and unclear. They didn't want the world to know what had happened and in fact encouraged all the claimants. While their immediate family "knew" what had happened, they had no evidence and many, like Marie Feodorovna kept hope that somebody might have survived.  There were no "official announcements" of the murders.

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The Final Chapter / Re: A Question from a Friend
« on: August 22, 2017, 01:50:42 PM »
I apologize if I came across as harsh. These issues have been discussed over and over several years ago after the second remains were found. It was just frustrating that they came up yet again.

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The Final Chapter / Re: A Question from a Friend
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:04:34 AM »
Believe whatever makes you happy. We do know that Yurovsky's men were looting the bodies finding valuables which Yurovsky made them all turn over before the bodies went out to the trucks. This account is reliable because several sources mention it as well as Yurovsky.  So the bodies were all being handled and clearly if someone was still alive they would have noticed. Every person who has studied these events in full detail has pretty much come to the conclusion that none of the Imperial Family and their retainers left that room alive

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