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Hi Forum members,

Delighted to confirm that my fully revised work KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire, is now available in e-book format for pre-order on Amazon. The print version will be available shortly ....

My publisher's [WILDBLUE PRESS] description:


"At last a book about the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia that lays to rest the myths and reveals the truth about one of the most controversial characters in human history while exploring the impact his murder had on a dynasty, a people, and a country.

Written in three parts, KILLING RASPUTIN begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. Part Two examines the infamous murder of Rasputin through the lens of a “cold case” homicide investigation. And lastly, the book considers the connection between a cold-blooded assassination and the revolution that followed; a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union.

Unique about this book on Rasputin, is that the author combines Russian heritage (her parents were forced out of Russia during World War II and arrived as refugees in Australia in 1948) with medical science and legal training. Nelipa relied on Russian-language sources that she translated rather than depend on the interpretations of others. Her primary sources include police documents and witness testimonies, an autopsy report, diaries, letters and memoirs written in their native language by the participants in these historic events. Secondary sources include Russian-languages newspapers and other publications from that era. The narrative is copiously referenced and augmented with photographs (including graphic forensic photographs) and other documents, some of them published here for the first time.

Step into the imperial court of a 300-year-old dynasty in its final days with one of the most fascinating characters ever to grab our imaginations, judge whether Margarita Nelipa makes her case regarding his death, and if you agree that it was “the murder that ended the Russian empire.”

See:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TZ41H/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D0PHGFZE1C0NAS1YWZ96[/color]



Thank you for your interest,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa

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Delighted to tell you that my latest article "Physicians of the Imperial Court" can now be read in "Royal Russia", No.8, 2015.

A copy of the journal may be purchased directly from Paul Gilbert through his website:

See:
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/imperialrussian/royalrussia/2015b.html



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I want to share my latest exciting news with A. P. Forum members ...

See: http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1455260/royal-russia-annual-welcomes-margarita-nelipa-as-resident-writer/

"Royal Russia is pleased to announce that Russian historian and author, Margarita Nelipa has agreed to share her professional insights on the Romanovs and Imperial Russia as resident writer for our official magazine, Royal Russia Annual*. Her academic, exemplary research and writing skills will be welcomed by readers of Royal Russia Annual.

Her debut article, Servant to Three Emperors: Count Vladimir Frederiks will be published in the Royal Russia Annual No. 7 issue in January 2015. Count Frederiks** was a statesman who served as the Minister of the Imperial Court between 1897 and 1917 under Nikolai II. He is seen in countless photographs walking with the last emperor, whom he served faithfully. He was praised in this role by the French ambassador, Maurice Paléologue, who called him 'the very personification of court life'. Other than minor mentions in a few memoirs, little is known of this man and his loyal service to the last monarch and to Russia. For the first time, Margarita Nelipa offers readers the first comprehensive study of this honourable gentleman of the Imperial Court.

Margarita is of Russian heritage, her parents who arrived in Australia in 1948 as war refugees, provided her with a passion for Russian culture. Her foremost concern is to explore the latter decades of the Russian Imperial era. Formerly a medical scientist with a post-graduate qualification in Legal Studies, she has, over a decade concentrated on researching medical, legal and historical issues related to the Russian Imperial era. Fluent in the Russian language, she has translated numerous Russian scientific papers into English and written for periodicals as well as reviewed work related to the Imperial Russian Court. She co-maintains a web page: Faces of Russia: Past and Present and is a member of the American based S.E.A.R.C.H. Foundation (whose President and Founder assisted in finding the remains of the Imperial Family in Ekaterinburg).

Margarita relies on Russian primary sources for her research. These include diaries, letters, courtroom documents as well as memoirs and newspapers of the day all translated by the author and which have never been previously brought together. Her work is enhanced by extensive annotations, appendices and bibliographies.

“I enjoy the research work immensely and more so when I strike gold and am able to challenge long held myths with documented facts,” she said. “There is much to be done now that Russia is opening up their archives and is publishing more diaries etc. including serious academic tomes that apply to the imperial era. I am fortunate to have considerable resources and probably the only person in the West who writes about Russian imperial history as if I am a Russian eyewitness and can furthermore employ relevant self-translated Russian material.”

Margarita Nelipa is the author of two books: The Murder of Grigorii Rasputin A Conspiracy That Brought Down the Russian Empire (2010), Alexander III: His Life and Reign (2014). She is currently working on her third book, Alexei: Russia’s Last Imperial Heir, A Chronicle of Tragedy. This will be the first comprehensive biography in English on the only son of Nikolai II, and Heir to the Russian throne. This book is due to be published in early 2015."


Margarita Nelipa




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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Alexander III of Russia
« on: September 02, 2013, 12:47:46 AM »
Hello Forum members,

Here are the latest details regarding my forthcoming book about Alexander III of Russia -

See: http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/news/558news.html

Thank you,

Margarita Nelipa

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Does anyone have any information regarding the full name of the Russian envoy in Denmark during 1863 please?

All I have on file is: Baron N. P. Nikolai

Many thanks in advance.

Margarita

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It is with profound sadness that Peter Sarandinaki of SEARCH wishes to advise that Dr Nikolai Nevolin, the Director of the Sverdlovsk Forensic Laboratories in Ekaterinburg died in a motor vehicle accident on March 29, 2009. He died at the scene.

Dr Nevolin conducted scientific investigations on the Imperial Remains for over 15 years.


Вечная память


Margarita Nelipa

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / A New Biography about Rasputin
« on: December 07, 2007, 06:23:31 AM »
To all Forum members interested in reading a new completely revised biography about Grigori Rasputin, from a Russian perspective, please click on the link provided below:

http://www.facesofrussia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=1

My intention in writing this rather lengthy appraisal was that it will help set aside the many rumors and misconceptions that have evolved over the decades about Rasputin and his association with the Russian Imperial  Court.

Hopefully readers will gain a more favorable impression as to who this mysterious person really was.

This discussion is being published in 3 parts in European Royal History J. beginning with the October 2007 edition, and shall become part of a much larger work which relates to my forensic and historic interpretation of the various circumstances surrounding Rasputin's demise. Hopefully this shall all mature to see the light of day if someone is willing to publish it. 

In closing I wish to express my immense appreciation to Rudy de Casseres for his fabulous ongoing contributions extended to me.

Please enjoy!

Margarita Nelipa

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To all Forum members interested in reading a new completely revised biography about Grigori Rasputin, from a Russian perspective, please click on the link provided below:

http://www.facesofrussia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=1

My intention in writing this appraisal was that it will help set aside the many rumors and misconceptions that have evolved over the decades about Rasputin and his association with the Russian Imperial  Court.

Hopefully readers will gain a more favorable impression as to who this mysterious person really was.

This discussion is being published in 3 parts in European Royal History J. beginning with the October 2007 edition, and shall become part of a much larger work which relates to my forensic and historic interpretation of the various circumstances surrounding Rasputin's demise. Hopefully this shall all mature to see the light of day if someone is willing to publish it. 

In closing I wish to express my immense appreciation to Rudy de Casseres for his fabulous ongoing contributions extended to me.

Please enjoy!

Margarita Nelipa

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News Links / Supreme Court denies rehabilitation to Nicholas II and Family
« on: November 08, 2007, 04:57:03 AM »
The following has been just been announced via Interfax:

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=3904

Moscow, November 8, Interfax - The Russian Supreme Court denied rehabilitation to the last Russian emperor, Nicholas II, and his family on Thursday.

Earlier the rehabilitation was denied by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office.

The Supreme Court confirmed that Nicholas II, his spouse and five children executed in 1918 were not eligible for rehabilitation.

A lawyer for Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, who filed the application, said her client would challenge the Supreme Court ruling. "I will challenge the court order at a higher instance," lawyer German Lukyanov said.

If the higher instance upholds the ruling of the Supreme Court, the plaintiff may petition the European Court of Human Rights, he said. "It is legally possible to appeal for the protection of rights with international institutions," he said.

Judging by the ruling of the Supreme Court, "the tsar's family was not a victim of political repression and their rights were not violated," said the lawyer.

Prosecutor Inessa Kovalevskaya said at the hearing that a criminal case into the murder of the tsar's family was opened in 1993. The five-year investigation turned up no court orders on the execution of the Romanovs, she said.

"Detectives found plenty of letters, cables and memoirs of eyewitnesses," but they cannot be considered a substitute for a court order, she said.


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A new "must read" book will appear on the shelves on November 13, 2007 in the U.S.

It is The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes.

The Amazon.com Editorial reviews provide the following information (provided in part only):


From Publishers Weekly

One in eight people in the Soviet Union were victims of Stalin's terror—virtually no family was untouched by purges, the gulag, forced collectivization and resettlement, says Figes in this nuanced, highly textured look at personal life under Soviet rule. Relying heavily on oral history Figes .... highlights how individuals attempted to maintain a sense of self even in the worst years of the Stalinist purges. ... they learned to stay silent and conform, even after Khrushchev's thaw lifted the veil on some of Stalin's crimes. Figes shows how, beginning with the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, the Soviet experience radically changed personal and family life. People denied their experiences, roots and their condemned relatives in order to survive and, in some cases, thrive. At the same time, Soviet residents achieved great things, including the defeat of the Nazis in WWII, that Russians remember with pride. By seamlessly integrating the political, cultural and social with the stories of particular people and families, Figes retells all of Soviet history and enlarges our understanding of it.

Review
“Figes’s very welcome presentation of the rather neglected personal, human effects of the Stalin terror is particularly good in its coverage of the most articulate of the family victims—strata whose fate robbed the country of so much of its talent, intelligence and sensibility.—Robert Conquest

Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Hardcover: 784 pages

I have already pre-ordered my copy!

Margarita

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Question # 1

In "The Romanovs The Final Chapter" (1995) written by Robert Massie it is stated at p 243:

... "Schweitzer explained ... "We now feel that there had to be some form of manipulation or substitution. Specifically, that means that somehow, somebody got in and switched or substituted tissue at Martha Jefferson Hospital."

1a. Do you Sir, still maintain this published opinion?

1b. If so, on what evidence is your opinion based?

Thank you,

Margarita

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Forum Announcements / Formal Press Release from Ekaterinburg
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:16:57 PM »
SEARCH has received the formal Press release statement from Ekaterinburg.

As soon as it is translated into English it will be posted here.

Margarita Nelipa on behalf of Peter Sarandinaki President of the SEARCH Foundation, Inc.

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Peter Sarandinaki, President of the SEARCH Foundation Inc. has given an interview to the Moscow Times this weekend. That interview will be published on Monday, August 27, 2007.

Peter is giving further interviews in the United States. I will advise you of the dates and venues.

Margarita Nelipa on behalf of Peter Sarandinaki, President of the SEARCH Foundation Inc.

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Some of you may be interested in acquiring this recently published book:

“The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements” by Lynne Viola

Ms Viola is a professor of history at the University of Toronto.

The book was published in April this year by Oxford University Press. The author describes the atrocities stalin cruelly imposed against the Kulak class. Chiling survivor testimonies are included.



Margarita
 

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Forum Announcements / New Romanov Documentary on cable TV May 8
« on: May 05, 2007, 12:20:21 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Peter Sarandinaki, President of the SEARCH Foundation has advised me that he will be appearing in this new National Geographic documentary on the Romanov Family.

For those fortunate to have cable TV, the program will air on the National Geographic Channel, on Tuesday, May 8 @ 10P.
 
See:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200705082200.html

Mystery of the Romanovs [TV-PG]
Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 10P
When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, and his family disappeared almost 90 years ago, eyewitness accounts indicated the family was brutally murdered. Now, the National Geographic Channel takes viewers inside this famous murder mystery. Follow along as forensic scientists attempt to identify remains that were discovered near the possible murder site. Will modern science shed new light on the Mystery of the Romanovs?




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