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Hey Crew!
I came across quite a few self-published works by Stephen R. De Angelis on the Romanovs. (See Here)
Does anyone have these works? Can anyone comment on them? I'm thinking of accumulating his efforts (as so many of them seem to be rare english translations) but I would like to know if anyone has any thoughts on these volumes? Are they put together nicely? (ie. footnotes, index, biblio). Are the translations well done?

I noticed his translation work on V.I. Yakovlev - The Alexander Palace - 1927 is only 328 pages, but the original is 560. Also, he says it's the 1927 volume, but the interiors was the 1928 volume, so there is confusion there.

Anyways! I just wanted to get some advice before I start to purchase these volumes as his collected works are quite an investment!
Cheers all,
Laura

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News Links / Tsarskoe Selo 300th Anniversary!
« on: June 23, 2010, 11:54:33 AM »
I recieved an email today from Mr. Paul Gilbert about this years 300th Anniversary in Tsarskoe Selo!

Here is a break down of events:

June 23

10.00 – A solemn Te Deum in the Church of the Icon of the Sign of the Mother of God on Palace Street , 1.
11.00-14.00 – A conference The Tsar's Village in Russia's history with the participation of descendants of the Romanov dynasty, and Alexander Pushkin in the Catherine Palace.
14.00 - Rewarding those who made a significant contribution to rural development, the anniversary mark In memory of 300 years of the Tsar's village at the October boulevard , 24 .
14.00-16.00 - Opening of the three state rooms of the Alexander Palace - Palace Street, 2.
18.00 - Second Music Festival Tsarskoselsky in the Great Hall of Catherine's Palace.

June 24

11.00 - Opening of the *Palace of Marriages in the building of the Reserve palace on Sadovaya street , 22. (NOTE: the former palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna).
12.30 - Anniversary Exhibition Property of the nation in the Cameron Gallery in Catherine Park.
13.30 - Opening festivities - concert hall on the Pushkin Street , the arrival of the train Minor October Railway.
14.30 - March - parade of military units on Pushkin, Greenhouse , Garden Street, Leontief , Pushkin Street.
17.00 - Opening of the Hermitage Pavilion and the Hermitage groves in the Catherine Park.
18.00 - Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in the field of literature , art and architecture in the Catherine Park.
19.00-23.00 - Concert program .

June 25

12.00 - Opening of the exhibition On the Threshold Lyceum , Lyceum presentation of the first volume of the encyclopedia The Tsar Emperor 's Lyceum , Sadovaya street , 2.
14.00 - Festival partner cities Tsarskoe Selo in Fyodorovsky town.
15.00 - Interactive street festival and carnival for children and adults Petrushka World in Tsarskoe Selo, with the participation of the Puppet Theatre of Russia and foreign countries - Magazeynaya street , 42.

June 26

14.00 - International Tsarskoselsky carnival.
16.00 - Assembly carnival cities Carnaval gathers friends in the jubilee.
16.00 - 22.00 - Arts Festival "City of the muses "on Magazeynoy street , 42.
23.00 - Fireworks display.

June 27

10.00 - Ceremony of the consecration of the Cathedral of St. Catherine.
12.00 – Opening of the House of Youth Magazeynoy street , 42.
13.00-16.00 - Sports concert event Friends and guests of Tsarskoe Selo , Leningradskaya street 83.
14.00 - Opening of the Pavilion Concert Hall in the Catherine Park.
15.00 - Theatrical festival of military history clubs Vivat Tsarskoe Selo! in Fyodorovsky town .
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For more information and a video go to:
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/120news.html

I can't wait to see photos of the new rooms in the Alexander Palace!
Did anyone go from the AP?

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Hey AP'ers!
It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to peruse the forums here, as I am head-deep in my research for my seminar paper.

I apologize about posting this twice, but I really think that this topic also belongs here under books as well, as many of the questions are in regards to Romanov Literature.

I am currently doing research on the perception of Nicholas II through popular and academic literature with the inclusion of film/documentary and online community, as together they contribute to the perception of Nicholas II in the collective memory of the Romanovs. I believe Nicholas II and his family have become mainstream Russian culture figures, since they are so popularly published upon, and I am interested the historiography of the Family.

I know that visitors here are the most diverse and passionate about Nicholas II and his family, so I come to you for input!
I have created a survey with 10 questions, and I would love your honest feedback.
I imagine the survey would take about a half hour to complete.

In order to encourage your input I have decided to give out prizes!

Grand Prize - $75 Gift Card (to a store of your choice) + One-Year
Subscription to Royal Russia Annual (upon debut)
Secondary Prize -  $50 Gift Card (to a store of your choice) + One-Year
Subscription to Royal Russia Annual  (upon debut)
Third Prize - $50 Gift Card (to a store of your choice)

So without further ado.
A LINK TO THE SURVEY

Warmest,
Laura


Ps. I appreciate all those who have taken the time to send feedback already.

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Forum Announcements / Your Input on Current Romanov Research
« on: February 16, 2010, 03:00:39 PM »
Hey AP'ers!
It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to peruse the forums here, as I am head-deep in my research for my seminar paper.
I am currently doing research on the perception of Nicholas II through popular and academic literature with the inclusion of film and online community, as both contribute to the perception of Nicholas II in the collective memory of the Romanovs. I believe Nicholas II and his family have become mainstream Russian culture figures, since they are so popularly published upon, and I am interested the historiography of the Family in published works. (ie. Academic & Popular histories)

I know that visitors here are the most diverse and passionate about Nicholas II and his family, so I come to you for input!
I have created a survey with 10 questions, and I would love your honest feedback.
I imagine the survey would take about a half hour to complete.

In order to encourage your input I have decided to give out prizes!

Grand Prize - $75 Gift Card (to a store of your choice) + One-Year
Subscription to Royal Russia Annual (upon debut)
Secondary Prize -  $50 Gift Card (to a store of your choice) + One-Year
Subscription to Royal Russia Annual  (upon debut)
Third Prize - $50 Gift Card (to a store of your choice)

So without further ado.
A LINK TO THE SURVEY

Warmest,
Laura


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Forum Announcements / Sarushka's taking a break
« on: February 08, 2008, 04:25:51 PM »
Hey Everyone!
Sarushka, a very well known AP helping hand, is going to be on a hiatus for a bit. Below, I've included a note from her to the board:
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Hi friends,

Just wanted to let you know I'm taking a break from the AP for a while.
I won't be checking PMs, so if you want to get in touch, please visit
my website and sign my guestbook.
I'm always happy to answer questions about Romanov books or share
photos of the imperial family.

With thanks for all I've learned and the friends I've made in the last three years,
Sarushka

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News Links / Man arrested in eBay sale of historic documents
« on: February 03, 2008, 04:09:46 PM »
Man arrested in eBay sale of historic documents
Tue Jan 29, 2008

By Christopher Michaud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state employee who had access to government-owned archives has been arrested on suspicion of
stealing hundreds of historic documents, many of which he sold on eBay, authorities said on Monday.Among the missing documents were
an 1823 letter by U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun and copies of the Davy Crockett Almanacs, pamphlets written by the frontiersman
who died at the Alamo in Texas.

Daniel Lorello, 54, of Rensselaer, New York, was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property and fraud.
He pleaded innocent in Albany City Court on Monday. He was found out by an alert history buff who saw the items posted on the
online auction site and alerted authorities, the state attorney general's office said in a statement. Lorello, a department of education archivist,
pleaded not guilty to the charges although he previously admitted in a written statement to stealing documents and artifacts since 2002.
The attorney general's office released a copy of his statement.

In 2007 alone, Lorello stated he took 300 to 400 items, including the four-page Calhoun letter, which drew bids of more than $1,700
while investigators were monitoring the sale.  Officials recovered some 400 items from his upstate New York home, which Lorello estimated
was 90 percent of everything he had taken, but they have yet to determine how many items were sold online.

The state library's extensive collection includes an original first draft of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and complete set of
autographs from the signers of the Declaration of Independence. EBay auctions posted by Lorello included a Currier & Ives lithograph that he
described as "in excellent condition." The Calhoun letter auction said "100 percent satisfaction is guaranteed."

Other items Lorello admitted in his statement to stealing and selling included an 1835 Davey Crockett Almanac, which fetched $3,200,
and a Poor Richard's Almanac which went for $1,001.

EBay was cooperating with state officials in the probe.

(Editing by Daniel Trotta and Eric Walsh)

Link to Article

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Forum Announcements / International Autograph Auctions - December 9th
« on: November 29, 2006, 08:57:34 PM »
A very good member of this forum alerted me to this news, and he wished to share it with everyone.
On December 9th the International Autograph Auctions will be auctioning two authgraphs that may be of interest to many of us! One is of H.I.M Nicholas II and the other is of H.I.H Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Here is a quick flyer of the event:

Here is the Offical Website

Warmest!
Laura  :D

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News Links / On Red Square, a Czarist Ritual Revived [NY Times]
« on: July 02, 2006, 05:03:20 PM »
[link to article]

[size=18]On Red Square, a Czarist Ritual Revived[/size] [NY Times]
[size=18]J[/size]ust before 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month from April to October, a dozen saber-bearing cavalry officers of the Kremlin Regiment, in tall hats and czarist military uniforms adorned with gold buttons, yellow tassels and epaulets, mount their horses and gallop through the Spassky Gates, past the impossibly colorful onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Their destination: the center of Red Square, near the podium where Communist Party bosses once stood and where thousands of tourists from around the world have gathered.

The Presidential Orchestra's marching band, dressed in white and playing grand imperial marches, and infantry officers with saber rifles follow close behind the mounted officers. Taking their positions in the middle of the square, they launch into half an hour's worth of elaborate formations, graceful pirouettes and breathtaking saber tosses.

The entire event reverberates with the kind of historical discordance that would cause Lenin to roll over in his lonely mausoleum, which also happens to be in the immediate vicinity, guarded by a single bored policeman.

The Kremlin commandant, Sergei Khlebnikov, and Grigori Antyufeyev, the chairman of Moscow's City Tourism Committee, introduced this recent recreation of a czarist cavalry and marching ceremony as Russia's answer to events like the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London.

"The main goal of the event is directed at the further forming of a positive image of Moscow as an international tourist center and the development of international and domestic tourism in Russia," read a joint news release reflecting the very capitalist desire for tourist dollars, or euros, as the case may be, since the dollar continues to fall in Russia.

Several foreign tourists who stumbled upon the Red Square ceremony, which began this spring, seemed duly impressed. "I think it is a memory of old time; it shows Russians still want to be a very strong country in the world," said Huang Shen, a 36-year-old sales manager from China who was making his first visit to Russia and is one of the throngs of Chinese tourists fanning out across Russia and the world.

"This was a surprise," said David Walsh, who visits Moscow periodically from Nottingham, England, to lecture on human resource management. "It's like the Trooping of Color."

His wife, Rosie, said she loved it and loved Moscow for the most part, but had hesitations about returning because, she said, her dark skin [ch8212] she is originally from Malaysia [ch8212] had generated some minor harassment from the Moscow police the day before.

Others noticed a certain blatant pandering to tourists. "It seemed predictable," said Jim Bruno, a custom T-shirt producer from Denver who had flown in earlier in the day and stumbled upon the ceremony. "You come to Red Square and you expect to see this. It was like a New Orleans jazz funeral. Like Disneyland."

Unlike so many things in Moscow, which was just ranked as the world's most expensive city and where a two-tier pricing system separates tourists from locals at many tourist sites, the ceremony is free.

A for-pay version of the ceremony, introduced last year, takes place at noon on other Saturdays of the month on Sobornaya Ploschad, or Cathedral Square, inside the Kremlin. It costs 960 rubles ($36, at 28 rubles to $1) for foreign guests, which includes visits to the Kremlin cathedrals. Russians pay 300 rubles ($11). It has been attended by such important guests as Prince Michael of Kent, who has become a patron of the arts and charities in Russia. With his striking resemblance to Czar Nicholas II, he turned many a tourist's head when he attended the ceremony last October. (The Cathedral Square ceremony was beautifully recreated in "The Barber of Siberia," the epic film about czarist Russia by the Oscar-winning director Nikita Mikhalkov.)

Until 1993, one of the main tasks of the ceremonial Kremlin Regiment, now officially known as the President's Regiment, was to guard Lenin's mausoleum, which throughout the Soviet era was surrounded by an endless line of officials, labor union delegations, Communist pilgrims, schoolchildren and curious tourists who came to pay their respects.

The eerie military precision of the changing of the guard at the mausoleum was one of the highlights of visits to Red Square.

No more. During the most recent cavalry ceremony, which took place last Saturday, a lone slouching policeman swung his keys idly as he waited for his shift to end. So far rumors that arise every couple of years that Lenin will be buried have not come to pass, but by all appearances he is being phased out as a major source of local pride.

Moscow, Red Square [ch8212] and post-Soviet Russia, in general [ch8212] are works in progress, with one past being replaced by another, and sometimes by a recreation of a past that may not even have existed. Red stars still top the Kremlin, but after the cavalry ceremony, the main entertainment on the square was a sound check for a concert by Roger Waters, who played Pink Floyd's greatest hits later that evening.

....continued....

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Forum Announcements / Ebay--reproductions, theft, copyright, etc...
« on: July 02, 2006, 11:58:52 AM »
Over the past few months there has been a member(s) here (unsure who) who is saving and taking all our colored, and nicely scanned images and selling them on eBay for profit. This bothers me a great deal, as we take our time and hardwork to scan these to share (or colour for that matter) and he gains profit from it. I have contacted the seller directly and he's just blown me off. I am curious what, or if, we can do anything about it?

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Forum Announcements / AP Mainsite Down?
« on: April 08, 2006, 12:44:39 PM »
Salutations everyone!
I just thought I would post a question to FA and others on here. I cannot access the Alexander Palace main site at all today. Is it just my silly internet connection, or did I miss something?

I know the site won't go down for good, as it's too good to loose. But if there is anything I can give a hand in, just let me know  :)

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Forum Announcements / In Honor To The Great Members of the AP
« on: December 29, 2005, 01:39:44 PM »
Dear AP Members!

I have wanted to start this topic for a long time, and I apologize for the time it's taken me to get off my butt and get it up.

This thread is to honor members of the AP who have done amazing things for us.

I'll start off:

I know that no matter what I say, I will still feel that I haven't expressed my appreciation and gratitude for what people have done for me on this amazing forum. I was going to start naming people and pointing out their generosity, but then I realized I would make pages upon pages of shout outs and thanks. I will try to do it none the less, but It's going to take me some time to write it out.
So until then, I just want to say Thank you. Thank you to Bob and Rob for maintaining this forum and making it possible, and Thank you to the members of the AP who make this place the real palace that it is.

Lots of love for everyone!
Happy New Years!


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Having Fun! / Photo Manipulation
« on: October 27, 2005, 09:35:50 AM »
Hey Everyone!
I was emailed this picture this morning from Olga (ZarevnaOlga). and just sat shocked! I have never seen this before and it maked me quite curious. Until I found out that the picture was manipulated to look as if she was married.

It's an amazing job though!!

Here are two shots of Olga in formal wedding attire!




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Having Fun! / Colouring of Non-Royal pictures...Poll..
« on: October 14, 2005, 01:27:17 PM »
Now there really isn't an option to make a poll on these boards, but...

Here is the question:
Do people want a thread dedicated to colourings of non-royal things (be it movie stars, other famous people or anything)?

If people would just reply with a "yes" or a "no" on the question, so I can get an idea of how many people are for it. You see, it goes against the rules.. so I would like to ask everyone opinion on the matter before just making a new thread on it.

Thanks Everyone!

;D

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Olga Nicholaievna / Olga Pictures III
« on: October 12, 2005, 08:18:49 AM »
All the pictures below are from Olga (ZarevnaOlga). She sent them to me via email to show everyone. I think I have seen a few of these posted here and there around the forum. But I guess they'll all be in their proper spots now.

Enjoy!




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Having Fun! / Rules and Guildlines
« on: October 08, 2005, 10:16:34 AM »
Rules & Guidelines for the Having Fun Tread
I have received some Pm's as of late that shows this thread is necessary and needs to be made. Thanks for everyone's cooperation.

Rules
1. There are to be no personal attacks on anyone.  (i.e. no name calling, nobody is to degrade someone else)
2. This forum is devoted only to topics relating to Imperial Russia, Russian history and the topics, places and articles directly related to them.  There are many other places to discuss unrelated topics and we will delete any posting or topic we feel is not related to the general focus for the discussions on this site.  [Therefore, although we are having fun, coloured pictures, topics, and discussion will revolve around Russian History and nothing more.] (taken from FA's rules in "Welcome New Users! Read 1st please." thread)
3. Try to please use the standard spellings of names and places. In order for the search function to work best, we ask that standard spellings of Historical names and places be used. Read them here (taken from FA's rules in "Welcome New Users! Read 1st please." thread)
4. Do not recolour anyone else's coloured photograph. This is disrespect to yourself.
5. Use the search tool

Guidelines/Advice
1. A person's post count DOES NOT reflect their contribution to the forum.
2. There is no "silly" question, however, Remember that these boards are to be of ACADEMIC standing.
3. Please do not "bump" a thread unless you have something that will start a good conversation.
4. Please do not quote a previous thread unless your comment is vitally essential to that post. This also means not to quote a comment directly above your post.

I will probably add more and adjust this as time goes on. But let us all please use and incorporate these Rules and Guidelines in your postings and thoughts.

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(taken from Altlab.com)

WHAT IS HOTLINKING AND BANDWIDTH THEFT?
Bandwidth theft or "hotlinking" is direct linking to a website's files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <IMG> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, journal, weblog, forum posting, etc.

Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a website to a user's computer. When you view a webpage, you are using that site's data transfer to display the files. Since web hosts charge based on the amount of data transferred, bandwidth is an issue. If a site is over it's monthly bandwidth, it's billed for the extra data or taken offline.

A simple analogy for bandwidth theft: Imagine a random stranger plugging into your electrical outlets, using your electricity without your consent, and you paying for it.


HOW DO I KNOW I'M HOTLINKING?
Think about how you display an image graphic in HTML on your web page:

<IMG src="image.jpg" height="350" width="200">

This tag tells the site to request the image.jpg file from the same server as the rest of the site. But if you were to hotlink an image from an outside server it might look like this:

<IMG src="http://notmysite.com/image.jpg" height="350" width="200">

Every time the page is loaded, the outside server has to use it's bandwidth to display the image. To avoid this problem, don't link to files on servers that don't belong to you. To share images and files on your own web page, upload them to your own server or to one of the many free website providers.


WHY SHOULD I STOP HOTLINKING?
Hotlinking can have a lot of undesirable consequences. One outcome is the so-called "switcheroo". If you've linked to an image on someone's server, what's to prevent them from changing the image you linked to? This can have humorous results. Since most sites, forums, etc. have strict policies about offensive images, it wouldn't take much for an aggravated webmaster you've been stealing bandwidth from to shut you down completely with an unwanted "switcheroo".

If anyone has any questions, or is confused or unsure of what any given rule/guideline is, please PM me.

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