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Forum Announcements / 18th February
« on: February 17, 2005, 01:27:11 AM »
1478 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.

1516 Birth of Queen Mary I of England.

1947 Birth of Princess Christina of the Netherlands.

Forum Announcements / 17th February
« on: February 16, 2005, 04:54:15 AM »
1650 Birth of Yevdokia Alexeevna, Grand Duchess of Russia.

Forum Announcements / 13th February
« on: February 12, 2005, 05:20:38 AM »
1542 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1689 William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

1974 Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, was exiled from the Soviet Union.

1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1873 Birth of Fyodor Ivanovich Shalyapin, operatic bass.

1660 Death of King Charles X of Sweden.

News Links / Charles and Camilla to Marry!!!!!!
« on: February 10, 2005, 04:05:27 AM »
Okay, I don't normally get so excited like this. But I was just watching the news, and it was announced about an hour ago that the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles are to marry. The wedding will be in April, possibly on the 6th. This is both very expected and very out of the blue.

I thought this would be useful for new members who are unsure about the intricacies of Russian names.

Russians have three names; a first name, patronymic and surname. The first name serves pretty much the same function as in English.
The patronymic is used in conjunction with the first name as a polite form of address. It is comprised of the father's first name, plus the suffix of either ovich/ovna, evich/evna, or ich/inichna.
The ending of the surname will change depending on the gender of the person.  
Some examples are ~
Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov
Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova
Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov
Maria Ilinichna Ulyanova
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky
Olga Vladimirovna Mayakovskaya
Mikhail Alexeevich Voloshin
Tatiana Alexeevna Voloshina


Is there any information somebody can divulge on Dar'ya Nikolaevna Saltykova? There is so little written about her in English. I find her fascinating, in a sick, twisted sort of way.

The Habsburgs / Jewels of the Habsburgs
« on: January 17, 2005, 07:20:31 AM »
I recall reading about the Empress of Austria's black diamond tiara. It sounds beautiful. Are there any photos of it?

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« on: January 16, 2005, 07:44:18 AM »
A figure of somewhat important historical interest.

The Russian Revolution / Slav Marxists
« on: December 05, 2004, 10:04:46 PM »
Since Rob has warned us about going off topic, here is a thread dedicated solely for the purposes of drooling over our [glb]damn fine Slav Marxists.[/glb]  ;)

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / The Russian Century
« on: November 29, 2004, 09:47:29 AM »
The Russian Century by Brian Moynahan, with a foreword by Yevgeni Yevtushenko.

Has anyone read this book? It's quite good. It's got a photo of Vasili Stalin that I'd never seen before, plus rather graphic 'before and afters' of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

My only grumble with it is finishes before the end of the century.

The Hohenzollern / German Empire and reactions to Unification
« on: November 17, 2004, 06:16:30 AM »
I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets confused about all the different Duchies, Principalities and Kingdoms of the German Empire. Time for some clarification.  :)

The German Empire 1871 - 1918

  • Prussia
  • Saxony
  • Bavaria
  • Wurttemburg

Grand Duchies
  • Hessen
  • Baden
  • Thuringin (1)
  • Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • Oldenburg

  • Thuringin (2)
  • Anhalt
  • Brunswick

  • Waldeck
  • Thuringin (4)
  • Lippe
  • Schaumberg-Lippe

Free Cities
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg
  • Lubeck

Imperial Provinces
  • Alsace-Lorraine

Rasputin / Identification of People in Rasputin Caricature
« on: November 15, 2004, 05:24:10 AM »
I have taken Lisa's lead and numbered this caricature for identification.

1. Hmmmm, I wonder?
2. Anna Vyrubova
3. Nikolai Alexandrovich
4. Alexandra Fyodorovna
5. ???
6. ???
7. ???

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Who would you prefer?
« on: October 02, 2004, 05:38:06 AM »
Just as a kind of survey, who would you prefer if the Russian throne was restored? Don't comment on other people's choices(leave that to the other bazillion threads out there  ;D), just post your preferences.

For me (either gender and oldest first)

1. The descendents of Kseniya Alexandrovna and Alexander Mikhailovich

2. The descendents of Olga Alexandrovna

3. The Vladimirovichi

The Yussupovs / Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures II
« on: August 22, 2004, 12:24:00 AM »

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Spala
« on: July 15, 2004, 05:36:17 AM »
If Alexei Nikolaevich had died at Spala, who would have become Heir? Maybe Mikhail Alexandrovich, but all that worry and scandal about Countess Brassova wouldn't have helped. Would Olga Nikolaevna become Heiress?

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