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Having Fun! / Things that annoy you because you're a Romanov fan
« on: September 06, 2015, 11:34:04 AM »
I thought this question might get a few funny answers because there are some things that annoy us BECAUSE we are fans of the Imperial Family. They wouldn't annoy us if we weren't. I thought it would be cool/fun to see what everyone else thought :D

A couple of my "Romanov annoyances" are:

1. When the Grand Duchesses get referred to as "Princesses" (i.e Princess Anastasia). This happens a lot when they get reported in the British press and I'm just like "THAT'S NOT THEIR TITLE." Like calling someone Miss instead of Mrs.

2. When people watch the Anastasia cartoon and instantly think Anastasia survived. This doesn't really invoke a feeling of annoyance for me, actually. More feelings of "if only you knew...." and "don't get me started on why she didn't"

3. People mispronouncing the name Romanov. Names being mispronounced gets on my nerves  in general. Growing up with an uncommon name, it happened to me a lot in school and other places. Ro-MAN-ov. Not RO-man-ov as its often pronounced here.

4. When people make claims about the Imperial Family that you just know are not true. I can remember when I studied Imperial Russia as part of my A Levels a year ago, my class all seemed convinced that Alexandra had an affair with Rasputin. I can see why they would think that but Romanov fans know it's just not true. And it's really hard to argue your case when everyone else takes stuff at face value. ;)

5. When people question my interest in the Imperial Family. I just find them a lot more interesting than Justin Bieber and One Direction.

Does anyone else have any more amusing annoyances? :D

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Olga Nicholaievna / Did Olga become anorexic in exile?
« on: May 27, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »
Olga was already thin by the time of the revolution, but it's been said that she lost even more weight during the family's exile. I imagine she was depressed and probably not eating so is it possible she became anorexic? Does anyone have any information about the girls' figures during exile?

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Having Fun! / Anyone adopted any "Romanov" habits/sayings?
« on: May 27, 2015, 03:03:55 PM »
My friends and I used to refer to our "monthly visits" as Madame Becker like the Tsarina and her daughters did. :D

Anyone adopt any other names, habits, etc?

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They were the richest Royals at the time so I was just wondering what other monarchies thought of them. I read somewhere (cannot remember, where, sorry!) that the British royals thought their palaces were like beach huts compared to the Russian palaces. There is a lot of truth behind this. Everything in Imperial Russia just seeme like it was on a much grander scale in terms of Pomp, lavishness, even beauty. I'm guessing there may have been some envy amongst the other royal house of Europe, but I would be wrong.

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The Final Chapter / Alternative way of execution (Morbid)
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:24:53 PM »
It's documented that that Yurovsky thought of several ways to kill the family before steeling on the idea of a firing squad.  Given the fact his chosen method ended in disaster, I was just wondering if there were any real, feasible other ways of executing the family that would have been "cleaner" so to speak. I think taking them to wood and carrying it out there would have made things "easier" but I can imagine the issues that would have presented.

Thoughts?

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Nicholas II / Did Nicholas lift weights?
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:00:21 PM »
I read that Nicholas was quite well built and had a solid physique. Pictures show him to be quite muscular and I was wondering what his exercise regime may have been. I know he enjoyed walks but did he do any other exercise besides that? Or any resistance training?

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The Final Chapter / Why are so many of the bones still missing?
« on: May 24, 2015, 10:58:27 AM »
Hi everyone! This has been my first post in a reeeeaaallllllyyyyy long while (three years actually!) so greetings to you all.

Back to the subject. I feel this topic has been overlooked by many investigators since not one of them have managed to come up with a feasible explanation as to why so few bones were found in the 1991 and 2007 graves. Around 2,500 bones should have been found in 1991 yet less than half of that was recovered. In 2007, 44 measly fragments were what was left of Alexei and AnaMaria - 44 bones for two human beings. I don't entirely buy the story of most of the remains found in 2007 being destroyed by the fire. Tests showed that most of the two bodies would have been intact, if not, recognizable. In addition, why were so few teeth found in 2007 even though teeth are supposedly indestructible?   

Ultimately, what I am trying to ask is  what could have happened to the missing 1,000+ bones? The only logical explanation I can think of is them being destroyed by the sulfuric acid over time, but since I am not an expert on body decomposition this question has me stumped.

Any suggestions?

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