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......everytime the news mentions that the European leaders are meeting in Davos, you think - Dmitri Pavlovich died there, in a tuberculosis sanatorium - and you wonder if that is where they are all staying, as it is now a hotel.

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Nicholas and George both met Alix for the first time in 1884 when she came to St Petersburg for her sister Ella's wedding. Four days after meeting twelve year old Alix, Nicky records in his diary that they love each other. Along with Xenia and Nicholas and Alix's brother Ernst, George and Alix spent a great deal of time together during this visit.
They met again on the occasions mentioned in the previous posts, but as far as I am aware, they did not see each other again after Nicholas and Alexandra were married. George certainly did not meet any of their daughters.

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The Imperial Family / Re: Romanov Food/palace kitchens
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:39:10 AM »
I haven't got an historical reference to share but there is a company called Bleikers, producers of smoked salmon who currently sell various items which they claim to be produced using the recipe's of the Tsars. I stumbled across their 'Romanov Salmon' which is smoked using dill and beetroot while I was out shopping for food at Christmas and, naturally, I bought a stack. I can't vouch for whether their claims are genuine or where they got their recipes from, but I can tell you, the salmon is GOOD.
I'm not sure if this will help your research but I thought I would share it anyway. :)

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No, I haven't checked Nicholas's diary but it was recorded in Georgiy's diary and more details were given in Nicholas's letter to their mother.
Would you happen to know if Nicholas's diary is published anywhere online for that time? I know it is available online in Russian from 1894 - 1896 but can't find anything for earlier years, either online or in print.

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I have been specifically researching Grand Duke George's life for some years and can confirm that Nicholas did in fact visit his brother whilst he was living in the Caucasus. One such occasion was November 1892, there was a great deal of fun had by all, and the brothers seem to have reverted to the playful antics of their youth. I have not however, come across any record of him returning in later years, after he became Tsar and was married, but will let you know if I come across anything further.

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Books on Empress Marie
« on: October 17, 2010, 02:59:06 AM »

I have also read Coryne Hall's Little Mother and agree with everyone that it is a wonderful book and has certainly been incredibly well researched and I would highly recommened it. However, I also enjoyed the earlier biographies by Tisdall and Poliakoff.
I am a bit gutted not to be in a position to read the Russian Language biographies that are out there, especially as Svetabel recommends them. I believe there is also one in Danish as well.
Does anyone know if they are published online as I think my husband has found an AP for translating long texts. Don't ask me how that works, I've only just mastered making posts on this forum but if anyone could post a link I will let him look at it with his array of gadgets and IT skills.

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Books on Empress Marie
« on: October 15, 2010, 06:27:23 AM »


Tisdall's book is more like fiction than a scholarly biography.

Svetabel - I was wondering why you think this. I have read Tisdall and didn't find too many contradictions to other works (apart from the Kschessinska one, which I have to admit is dubious) I would hate to use it a a source if you know something I don't and think it is unreliable and so would be most grateful if you could clarify this for me.

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna -  Your Opinion
« on: October 15, 2010, 06:15:00 AM »
Thanks Eric - I do remember reading something about that now.

Yes, the diaries of 1914-1923in Russian. Great source of info.


Svetabel - Were the diaries published in book form or are they online somewhere? If so, I wonder if you would mind posting the link to them. Does anyone know if any of her earlier diaries are published particularly from 1890's?  :)


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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna -  Your Opinion
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:15:36 AM »
I think Minny only very late in life accepted the death of her eldest son & family. To top that off the pretensions of Kyrill was quite distressing to her too...



Why, what did Kyrill do?

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I love this, it is fascinating. I knew that Marie and Olga were renound for their painting but have never seen anything by George before. Where did you find it? and does anyone know what it says across the bottom?

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What a lovely picture - where did you find this one? I haven't seen it before.

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Larissa Fedorovna/Tatiana Claimant
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:24:59 AM »
This photo is of Owen Tudor's second wife - not Larrissa. 

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In Grand Duke George Alexandrovich's photo album (so nicely linked to us by Joanna) there is a photo identified as:

"Portrait of Anna Dosaeva."

Could anyone please identify for me her connection with Grand Dike George A?  I am unfamiliar with the name.

BobG

Anna Dosaeva is a woman who founded the dying GD Georgiy, he died on her arms. Later she went to Empress Maria Fedorovna to tell about Georgiy's last minutes.

Hi Svetabel - please could you tell me where you found the information that Anna Dosaeva was the lady who held G. D. George when he died as I would like to find out more if it is from a book you have read.
Many Thanks

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Who is the lady Grand Duchess Ekaterina Fyodorovna shown in the graphic above and was she rumoured to be linked to Grand Duke George or is it just an illustration?

Also an earlier post on this thread mentions Grand Duke George's diaries, does anyone know where they are held?


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Thank you grandduchessella, sorry for being a numpty - I am getting the hang of it slowly.

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