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Already, the pretender to the throne should be legitimate.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:13:27 PM »
I was surfing the net for another topic, and I came across this medallion in a Russian art auction.

I post the photograph and the link for the legend.

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II and Ethiopia
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:15:09 PM »
One of two books that Russian explorer Alexander Bulatovich devoted to his years in Ethiopia. He tells in this one his adventure at Lake Rudolf:

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II and Ethiopia
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:29:20 AM »
Yes, I did not express myself well, it is actually a form of "summary translation" of Leontiev's book. Many Russian works of the time were translated into French in an indirect narrative form (Krasnov's book, for example).

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II and Ethiopia
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:25:01 AM »
After Krasnov's book, I post Count Leontiev's book. He helped in the victory of Adoua against the Italians. His book may exist in Russian, but I found it in French (I think it is an abridged version unfortunately):;2

The Final Chapter / Re: One Hundred Years On
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:43:34 AM »
Personally, I knew the imperial family by his assassination, but I did not become one of his fervent admirers for that. I do not think, it will be forgotten.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra - paintings and portraits
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:14:28 AM »
Indeed, very beautiful portrait. She has a beautiful look. I think the painter understood his model well. Mix of sweetness and seriousness. I really like.

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II and Ethiopia
« on: December 27, 2018, 03:00:10 AM »
Originally yes. I believe that at the time of Nicholas II it was not quite true anymore.

But sons of wealthy Ethiopian families have been educated in Russia. Haile Mariam Wandi from Harar belonged to the Moscow Cadets.

I put the link to the book of Piotr Nikolaevich Krasnov. In 1897-1898 he was head of the escort of a diplomatic mission to Negus Menelik II. For those who understand Russian, it's exciting.

Nicholas II / Nicholas II and Ethiopia
« on: December 26, 2018, 03:15:36 AM »
I do not think there were any subjects on the relations between Russia and Ethiopia at the time of Nicholas II.

I have been studying this question for some time, especially through the books of Alexander Boulatovich, Piotr Krasnov and Nicolas Leontiev. There are even Nicholas II mountains in Abyssinia (a chain of volcanoes).

In Krasnov's book, there is a funny anecdote. The Russian lieutenant offers a watch to an Ethiopian village chief. On the watch is an engraved portrait of Nicholas II. Krasnov explains to the village chief who he is, and the village chief replies: "We have heard a lot about the great ruler of Moscow, and during the war with the Italians no one came to take care of the Abyssinian wounded. but the Tsar of Moscow sent his doctors. "

Very interesting books on the report of the Russians to Africa, to the colonization, to the other colonial powers, and to the look on the African customs and tradition.

I will try to put links to these books not always easy to find.

Having Fun! / Re: If IF were living right now
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:49:54 PM »
It's funny because reading the answers, there is one thing that is not taken into account: the Grand Duchesses and Alexei would probably have a strong connection with Russia and Russian culture.

Having Fun! / Re: The Enid Blyton Thread
« on: December 02, 2018, 03:44:32 PM »
I know for the "Club des 5". Not fan, but essential in children's literature.

Research Russian Roots / Re: A little help please!
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:14:04 AM »
The Protea is apparently a well-known ship. I found pictures and information about it.

Having Fun! / Re: Russian Music
« on: November 26, 2018, 12:22:32 PM »
As the principle of this topic is to talk about Russian music, I'm going to share some of my favorite artists.

I will start with Pelageya, singer of Russian popular songs, which belongs to my favorites in the style:

A small sample of my favorite interpretations. It is a Russia so warm, so "emotional", so poetic.

I keep the titles in Russian:

Любо, братцы любо

Не для тебя

Вишня Белоснежная

With three other artists, a cappela:

Every time I see the photos where Romanov children are always smiling with him. It's sad that the war separated them.

Having Fun! / Re: Russian Music
« on: November 24, 2018, 11:48:15 AM »
Yes. Great music. I have never seen the series but I came across the music and I listen to it often.

The girl looks like a little Olga. But I admit that I will not have made the connection.

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