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I too would love to know if there is a timescale for the restoration of these apartments too

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Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: War Damage of Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:48:45 AM »
I have never seen any photographs of Alexandra's apartments in the AP (Maple room, Palisander room, Mauve and Bedroom) after the end of the war and before they were ripped out by the soviets in the late 1940s.....do they exist ??? I understand they were still relatively intact and not destroyed like the Catherine Palace..... It would be fantastic to see them

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Donations towards the restoration
« on: December 11, 2015, 10:07:38 AM »
Thats good...it will be great to contribute even a modest amount and know its going towards achieving this long awaited goal !

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The Alexander Palace / Donations towards the restoration
« on: December 11, 2015, 07:55:19 AM »
I see that on the official Tsarskoe Selo Museum reserve website there is the facility to donate sums of money (in Rubles, dollars or Euros) towards the restoration of the Alexander palace rooms.

This involves a bank transfer from your own account to the specified account on the website......just a question, has anyone done this yet, and has it all gone smoothly ?
Im sure there would be no problems, but am a little wary of anything of this nature over the internet

http://eng.tzar.ru/museums/palaces/alex_ander/restoration

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexandra's Balcony (Photos)
« on: July 13, 2015, 02:13:32 AM »
Does anyone know if there are plans to recreate the balcony in the upcoming restoration of the Alexander Palace ?

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:01:51 PM »
Thanks ! I have been hoping for this for over 25 years and finally the end is in sight ! It will be great to see the process and my admiration goes to all involved

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: June 23, 2015, 03:21:10 AM »
Dear Forum Admin,

It would be fascinating to see the progression of the recreation of the Imperial Family's rooms 'as it happens' in the coming months/years.....

As Bob has such a good relationship with the Tsarskoe Selo Museum authorities, is this a possibility for us to see the restoration as it happens
from time to time ? Is Bob planning on going to the Alexander Palace at regular intervals during the next couple of years ?

Many Thanks

Greg

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: April 03, 2015, 12:36:00 PM »
Dear Forum Admin,

do you know if the artifacts present in Pavlovsk Palace displays - furniture, decorative elements etc - will be returned and become part of the reconstructed interiors ?

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: April 03, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
Glad I got to see the palace in 2013 and now cant wait for the re opening ! after all these years the end is in sight !

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:38:52 AM »
I have just seen a quote on 'Romanov News' that the Alexander Palace will be closed from this summer 'for reconstruction'
 I was wondering how they were going to reconstruct the interiors of Nicholas and Alexandra, so could those in the know offer any info on this ?

Does this mean that the museum will be closed for the next couple of years....ie until 2018 when the interiors are due to be finished ?

Many Thanks

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The first episode is now available on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMHLVfFs33E

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Yes you do have a point Petrushka I thought it was a bit harsh re the poor mum insinuation........still , looking forward to the second installment next week

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well of course any programme is going to elicit differing opinions from its viewers......

 Personally I found the 'general' depiction of Alexandra to be pretty accurate from what I have read about her......basically someone not really suited to be a Russian Empress , wanting a quiet life, but a very strong and dominant personality within the family.

There seems to be a lot of sugary sentiment regarding Nicholas and Alexandra, and while I have great sympathy for them and have been fascinated by them for years, I am quite able to see their faults as well as their strengths

I dont think it sensationalised the Rasputin side but clearly, for the population of Russia, not knowing why Rasputin was admitted to the palace (and hearing of his reputation) would jump to certain conclusions about their unpopular Empress.

I believe it had the right balance of information for both the newbie and people like us who have a previous interest.

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Very Good !

Its just finished on TV.......a well-balanced informative documentary with some eminent Historians contributing, and great photos and original locations........
Try and catch it if you can !
Second part next week .......

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Its on this evening on BBC2....looking forward to it !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fljyk

It should be generally available (worldwide i guess) to watch afterwards on BBC iplayer for around a week or so

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