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The Russian Revolution / Babuske
« on: September 22, 2009, 11:42:22 AM »
There is a common statement that during Communism women, especially the eldest called "babuske" (something like grannies) distinguished themselves as guardians of faith and traditions, in particular trough the upbringing of children that, otherwise, would have received no infos but those filtered by the regime. In particular st.Seraphim is said to have foreseen this important role played by mothers. Do you know anyhting about this?

Forum Announcements / Re: There is any Italians here?!
« on: September 19, 2009, 01:52:10 AM »
Ciao! anch'io sono di Torino!  :)

Forum Announcements / Re: Where do you come from?
« on: September 19, 2009, 01:45:26 AM »
I'm Italian too, from Turin. How many are we in this forum?

The Final Chapter / Re: Engineer Ipatiev
« on: September 18, 2009, 02:43:58 AM »
I have read somewhere that Ipatiev House was demolished and then a church was built in memory of the IF: do you know when it happened and how does it look like now?

The Imperial Family / Re: Imperial Icons
« on: September 17, 2009, 02:41:10 AM »
If I insert one of these icons in the book I'm writing, for the chapter about communism, do you think that the authors will quarrel? Who can I ask for the permission to copy the paintings?

The Russian Revolution / Re: Memory day
« on: September 17, 2009, 02:34:04 AM »
Of course... in my opinion a good way to begin is to turn the proposal to any anti-communist circle we know (except neo-fascists) and when the anniversary will be nearer, looking for testimonies of former gulag prisoners for a public reading. Any more ideas?

The Russian Revolution / Memory day
« on: September 16, 2009, 02:59:25 AM »
Anyone of you knows if there is already a memory day for all the victims of communism? if there isn't, do you agree on starting celebrating it on 16th july?

The Imperial Family / Re: Romanovs and Faith/Orthodox Religion
« on: September 15, 2009, 08:26:45 AM »
I'm quite doubtful on this point: of course they were murdered because of their social position, but they also represented a concrete example of monarchy with strong religious basis and this may have formed an ideal for the anti-revolutionaries. I think this was the real cause: I don't think Nicholas would have organized a conspiration to have back his power, he always dreamed of a quiet life, and Alexei couldn't be a real danger for the red regime: maybe he would even have died young without children. All the others were women and couldn't inherit the throne. But the imperial family in "prison" could turn into a sort of symbol of oppressed Russian people. This is why they killed them.

The Imperial Family / Re: What got you interested in the Romanovs?
« on: September 15, 2009, 02:00:35 AM »
I'm writing a pamphlet against rationalism in the Western history, included communism. The provisory title is "The age of the antichrist" and about one month ago I found for only 1 Euro a book about the end of the IF, surely the most famous victims. Of course I'll insert something about them, even if I have still serious doubts about the opportunity of canonizing all of them.  :-\

The astrology may have gone wrong, but it's far more amazing in my opinion as a premonition that he was born on the day of st.Job... Job's story is told in the Bible: he was a man that had an unbelievable series of misfortunes (included the death of all his children) but never gave up his faith nor got rebel against God. A really striking coincidence, I think!

The Russian Revolution / Re: Why Lenin? Why Stalin? Why Hitler?
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:11:31 AM »
Actually the genocides did not come forth outh of nothing. The political reasons may explain those of Jews and Armenians but not those of ill people or Gypsies. Already at the end of XIX century the Positivism had brought to the theory of evolution: nothing bad if it remained on the field of scientific paleontology, but at a certain point spread also the idea of "social evolutionism", that is, to let only the strongest elements of the society survive to various difficulties (poverty etc...) and let the others disappear. At the beginning of the centuries for this reason also in America some of the poorest or carriers of genetical diseases were sterilized against their will (a document has been found recently in which president Teddy Roosevelt was in favour of abortion only if it was after a rape or if the man and woman were of two different races: just to say that eugenetics was the mentality of the political class at that time, not just of nazis). In Russia this didn't happen because the imperial family was itself hit by a similar pain. And it didn't disappear. Just a few years ago the WHO commanded sterilization massive plains in the Third world.

The Final Chapter / Re: What do you think would have been the RIGHT end?
« on: September 09, 2009, 11:24:12 AM »
The "right" end I imagine may seem quite utopia, but after all, it's not in our power to change history, so... why not thinking even strange things? Here is its tale...

"During the reclusion at Ipatiev house, Lenin died for a stroke and all Russia fell into chaos. The guards escaped because the people of Ekaterinburg were rebelling against the reds and wanted to kill all of them. The imperial family managed to escape too without documents, and for a while the women earnt their living as nurses while Nicholas and Alexei hid in a monastery. While wandering trough the villages, they realized in what conditions people lived because of their obtusity, and the Emperor swore to himself that if he managed to have back his throne, he would do something to resolve the situation and prevent other revolutions. Finally, the White Army won the civil war and they came back to St.Petersburg.
Under the kingdom of Nicholas the Good, Russia became the real Christian empire in what entire generations had believed: agriculture and industry were modernized and during the excavation of a mine one day was found some petrol, which turned that desolated countryside in a huge productive area. In the 30s Alexandra was informed on time by her relatives of what was happening in Germany, which was a tremendous shock for their usual anti-semitism, and many Jews with all their wealth came to refuge in Russia wich had become neutral like Switzerland, and became Russian citizens. When Nicholas died in 1942, he indicated his brother Michael as his heir, well knowing that such a huge land couldn't surely rely on an ill head of State as his son was.
Meanwhile, the frightened children of Ekaterinburg had grown up: Olga never married, but was the most inclined to politics and became the major advisor of her uncle about school and education. Tatiana became a doctor and with her brother opened an institute of research for genetic illnesses. Maria married an official and had nine children: she always refused to take part to politics and public life. Anastasia, the former tomboy, was an excellent photographer in her youth and travelled around the world writing and publishing her memories, then was appointed at 50 Minister of Foreign Affairs. Her life was to be the longest, dying at 95 years."

I'm reporting simply what I read on a book:
In 1948 a baron named Werner von Biel told the reporter George Herald that Tatiana was alive, under the false name of Katharina Lumpesaite and worked as a nurse in a refugee camp in the area of Germany still occupied by the English. In fact, when Herald saw the woman, she was quite similar to the Grand Duchess, but she firmly refused his interwiew saying that her father was a simple peasant from Lituania.
Until here nothing strange, it was not the first time, but then something very curious happened. He showed her a series of documents which should testify of Tatiana's escape, and suddenly the nurse got pale, unable to say one word then shouted more or less: "Leave me in peace! I'm fully satisfied with my job, I have learnt to earn my living. I'm glad now, and I don't want to suffer any longer!"
Then she kept doing her job ignoring all the insinuations about her, which in fact ceased after a while as it was not easy to make a scoop with such a reaction...
Was it true? God only knows. But surely if someone came to me and told me I'm a survivor of an imperial family, I would laugh or think he's bad: this frightened reaction is very strange for one who is totally extraneous to the facts, don't you think?

Rasputin / Re: Icons of Rasputin
« on: September 07, 2009, 10:03:38 AM »
I have seen the pictures right now: personally I think that man had serious mind problems, but who has depicted him and Ivan the terrible on an icon is in ever worse conditions... I don't know who is the third and I hope it's just a provocation, but if not, one must be drunk or even possessed if he paints as saints those two fellows...

Their World and Culture / The Slavophils
« on: September 07, 2009, 10:00:54 AM »
Hello to everybody!
I'm new here and I'm doing a personal research about a group of Russian philosophers of the late XIX century called the Slavophils. They opposed to the modernism introduced by Peter the Great and wished for the return to the ancient Russian Empire as an example of fully Christian society. Do you know if the Imperial family has ever been in contact with any of them, and what did they think about this way of thought?
Thank you!!!

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