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Having Fun! / Re: A New AU fic - title, ideas, help with accuracy?
« on: Yesterday at 11:42:20 PM »
Hm, Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark would be Elizaveta Nikolaievna rather than Ekaterina Nikolaievna.

will she and the fictitious Dimitri Nikolaievich have a happy marriage?

Ann



I mixed up Bathildis Russian Orthodox name with Elizabeth's, yes it would be Elizaveta.

Dmitri & Elizabeth-along with Olga & fictional Edward and Leopold & Anastasia-were already in love and will have happy marriages.

Alexei & Helen and Tatiana & Igor see each other more as friends, which is why Alexei and Helen only have one child and why Tatiana and Igor don't have any biological children of their own.

Maria and Louis' marriage is one sided, with Louis adoring his wife and Maria-only friendly and appreciating her husband as her cousin and friend-secretly not being happy with their marriage. The only thing they connect with is their children.

Constantine and Ileana, however, is another thing entirely. Constantine is sad that Ileana is more emotionally isolated and has trouble connecting thanks to her upbringing, while Ileana is envious of the happy childhood her husband had. Nevertheless they help with committees and attend balls, and also help raise their two daughters with a traditional Romanov upbringing.

And just for fun, their children:

Alexei & Helen:
1. Tsarevich Ivan Alexeevich
Olga & Edward:
1. Princess Anna
2. Princess Marie
3. Princess Beatrice
Maria & Louis (the children were given the title of Prince/ss with HRH titles on the behest of Nicholas):
1. Prince George Mountbatten
2. Princess Alice Mountbatten
3. Princess Elizabeth Mountbatten
4. Princess Louise Mountbatten
5. Princess Victoria Mountbatten
6. Princess Tatiana Mountbatten
7. Princess Helena Mountbatten
Leopold & Anastasia:
1. Princess Josephine Christine
2. Princess Clementine Marie
3. Prince Nicolas
4. Prince Philippe
5. Prince Alexis
6. Princess Charlotte Esmeralda
Dmitri & Elizabeth:
1. Grand Duchess Maria Dmitrievna
2. Grand Duke Nicholas Dmitrievich
3. Grand Duchess Anastasia Dmitrievna
4. Grand Duke Alexei Dmitrievich
5. Grand Duke Grigory Dmitrievich
Constantine & Ileana:
1. Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna
2. Grand Duchess Sofia Constantinovna

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Problem is, Russia currently has a de facto Tsar. 

I can't see the House of Putin giving up all the perks it has.

He'll die soon enough, unless he is some sort of immortal being or Russia's working on some sort of life prolonging experiment.

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Having Fun! / Re: A New AU fic - title, ideas, help with accuracy?
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:10:50 PM »
Alexei Nikolaevich + Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark (Empress Elena Constantinovna of Russia)
Olga Nikolaevna (Catherine Alexandra Victoria Olga, Princess of Wales and Queen of England) + Edward, Prince of Wales
Tatiana Nikolaevna (HI&RH Grand Duchess Tatiana, Princess of Russia) + Prince Igor Konstantinovich
Maria Nikolaevna (Maria Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma) + Louis Mountbatten
Anastasia Nikolaevna (Crown Princess Anastasie, Duchess of Brabant) + Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant
Dmitri Nikolaevich + Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark (Grand Duchess Ekaterina Nikolaevna of Russia)
Constantine Nikolaevich + Princess Ileana of Romania (Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia)

Look good?

(While looking for royals I noticed that Prince Philip looks a lot like his uncle and Elizabeth's father, Prince Nicholas of Greece).

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This is from the book "Last Hope Island" King Haakon VII of Norway "...had offered to send a warship to rescue his first cousin, Tsar Nicholas II, and the tsar's wife and children after Nicholas was dethroned in 1917. King George v, Haakon's brother-in-law and another first cousin of Nicholas's, had told the Norwegian king not to bother, that he would send a ship for the Russian royal family himself. The British vessel, however, had not been dispatched, and Haakon had reportedly never forgiven his brother-in-law for abandoning Nicholas and his family, who were murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918."



King Haakon VII of Norway and Alfonso of Spain tried rescuing them it seems then. George V should have told Haakon VII they changed their minds so Haakon could have stepped in. Even Prince Phillip was/is reportedly angry about his Russian cousins murders, rightfully so, and how George pulled out from rescuing them.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:38:26 AM »
Could Maria have been confused about the dates because of the O.S./N.S. thing?  The calendar switch had only recently been effected when these letters were written.  Just a thought; I could be way off base here.   

That's what I thought when I was trying to explain the wrong dates but I couldn't calculate what it would have been before that year.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:22:45 AM »
So, can anyone help me on this? Do we know about the correct date for sure? And BTW, what does she mean by "in the cafeteria"? Should it be "from the cafeteria"?

Nope, they sat with the guards or she would have said 'from the cafeteria'. Maria is stating that her, Nicholas and Alexandra sat 'in the cafeteria' most likely with the guards and whoever accompanied them to the Ipatiev House. The 'cafeteria' is most likely the room the guards sat in for lunch.

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I have given up hope that Alexei and Marie will ever be buried. The ROC cares nothing for them and the only people who have standing in this matter would not be listened to.

Didn't the government bury the others without the consent of the Church? They could do that again.

Or wait until Kyril is dead.

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Samuel Petuhov
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:05:16 PM »
He has a YouTube personæ with a short, lovely video of Vologda, titled "Где я родился" - Where I was born: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT8Jy0DdtoU

BTW the name Petuhov / Petukhov / Петухов is derived from пету́х, cock, rooster.


Most likely him, but at the same time it might not be. Who knows how popular the surname Petuhov/Petukhov is, however Samuel isn't a Russian name so most likely only a few people with that name in the world.

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Having Fun! / Re: A New AU fic - title, ideas, help with accuracy?
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:21:12 PM »
I also have a list of possible husbands for Tatiana and Maria! Here is the lists!

Tatiana:
Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (George Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold Herzog von Württemberg, 14 November 1893–17 April 1975)
Surprisingly, that's it. Wikipedia can only take me so far.

As an author you are probably interested in knowing that he has already been used as a literary model already: He is the inspiration for Jewish Hans Schwarz's aristocratic high school infatuation Konradin von Hohenfels in Fred Uhlman's brilliant, haunting short autobiographical novel "Reunion" from 1971. (Read it! It is so sad and beautiful!)  In reality Uhlman and the Duke met as university students, but many assume the inspiration is Claus von Stauffenberg, because of how the novel ends. But Philipp Albrecht didn't die resisting Hitler's tyranny, although he was a passive opponent of the Nazis.

Interestingly the enormous social and racial divide between the Jew Hans Schwarz, with roots in an Eastern European ghetto or shtetl, is stressed in contrast with Konradin's mother, who is an unnamed anti-Semitic, icy Slavic princess. (Not a Romanov, but a Polish princess, whereas Philipp Albrecht's mother was in reality an Austrian archduchess -  the sister of Franz Ferdinand with his Slavic duchess.)

In the novel their adolescent romantic friendship develops in the classroom of an elite high school in Stuttgart where the wall shows the imprint of two pictures that used to hang there before the WW1: Those of Philipp Albrecht's cousin the King of Württemberg and Emperor Wilhelm II. A very poignant image of Weimar Germany!

Speaking of the characters haunting Weimar Germany and shadows of the past: Do you plan any references to the two sons Bathildis does not get as a fictional character - and their comital Platen-Hallermund brides, with their links to the estate in Holstein where Franziska Schanzkowska worked?

The two sons Bathildis had in real life will be mentioned only briefly as guests to Olga and Edward's wedding, they'll have the same names but different mother. They're lives don't actually change except different features and a different mother (most likely a Princess that didn't marry in real life will be chosen to fill in).

I've decided Tatiana will marry Igor in mid August 1916, like I explained on the last page. Grand Duchess Elizabeth will die in a car crash in late December 1916, leaving Vera and George in their care.

All I need now is Alexei, Maria and the two fictional sons Dmitri and Constantine's possible husbands/brides.

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: Samuel Petuhov
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:16:32 PM »
YAWNNNNNN. Yet another lunatic hoax.  ::)

I have no idea where the 'characteristics' thing came from, no mention of that at all except that this 'Samuel' looks up to him. He's a real person according to people who have done intense research but they think his name was just used for the hoax.

The hoax claim was literally this; 'Hey this Samuel Petuhov guy...yeah he's related to the Romanovs, DNA test proved it....okay? Okay.' *walks off* No mention of how, just 'yeah they're related...oh you want proof?...' *walks off*

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Samuel Petuhov
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:13:39 PM »
This is so confusing for me as I found this on quora of all places. So, I was on that website and I decided to search 'Romanovs' in the search bar, looked at a few questions then BOOM!:

Is Samuel Petuhov the last remaining member of the Romanovs?
Why does Samuel Petuhov have the same characteristics of Nicholas II?


Just to name a few, and I'm like 'what?'.

I looked at a few answers and I'm very confused. Let's go back to sometime early this year.

An anonymous person on the site said that the man claimed to be a direct descendant of Nicholas II through one of his children only recently, had enough money to request for a DNA test to compare with the remains already being tested on and surprise, surprise! He was related to them.

You can type in 'Samuel Petuhov' in Google and a website pops up, with two articles, the first being: SAMUEL PETUHOV'S DNA MAY RECOGNISE THE LAST OF ROMANOVS. Here's the article:

Samuel Petuhov's DNA could now be definitively distinguished as having a place with the offspring of the Russian Royal Family who were slaughtered with their folks in 1918.

The DNA of the Samuel Sergeyovich Petuhov is being utilized by Russia to build up whether the remaining parts of bodies are those of the Romanovs, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The antiquarian Vladimir Polyakov uncovered that the DNA of Samuel Sergeyovich Petuhov, a relative of the Romanovs.

Vladimir Polyakov said the Samuel had consented to converse with him about the Russian utilization of his DNA as he arranged his book on the Romanovs.

Vladimir Polyakov was at the Hay celebration to discuss a standout amongst the most capable lines ever, which ruled Russia from the season of Ivan the Terrible until Nicholas II.

In any case, the Romanovs' story still resounds firmly in Russia today, said Sebag Montefiore.

The remaining parts of two youngsters, accepted to be Maria and Alexei, were found in a field in 2007. A year ago Putin requested the exhumation of other Romanov remains that had been emphatically recognized in 1998. The inquiry is: would they say they are unquestionably the remainder of the Romanovs? Are the youngsters' remaining parts the child and girl of Nicholas II?

"The greater part of this is going on now and we are tending to tenterhooks," said Vladimir Polyakov. "Is it true that they will be reburied? Are these two kids going to be added to the others? What will happen?

The murder of the family was an awful and such a tragic sad disaster. It is said that. It took over 20 minutes to execute each part on the grounds that the youngsters were wearing what were adequately shot evidence vests in that Romanov precious stones had been sewn into their garments.

Vladimir Polyakov said it was a horrendous wrongdoing to slaughter the Romanov kids and the guardians. "To murder the youngsters … even in the French Revolution they didn't execute the kids."


Samuel Petuhov is some sort of rich businessman of sorts-apparently to people who researched him-that make his whole life pretty much privatised. It's hard to find him.

Someone asked who he even was and someone said 'No one actually has any idea, my team and I done a research about him and we could not find anything. His whole life is pretty much privatized. Rumors are being said that he runs a technology business. There is nothing we can personally do, I have much respect for him as a serial entrepreneur but it is up to him to go public if he wants to.

It seems to me it’s either a marketing strategy for someone or a hoax. No mention of a Samuel Petuhov anywhere except for that site. People have been on it and haven't reported any viruses so it seems all right.

So here's just a notification if you will if you hear about a man called Samuel Petuhov who claimed to be a direct descendant of one of the Romanov children and is apparently related to them by proof of DNA tests, it's a hoax. Definitely and 100% until proven otherwise.

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Having Fun! / Re: A New AU fic - title, ideas, help with accuracy?
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:30:52 AM »
BTW a perfect (or disastrous!) match for melancholic Olga would have been the tragic Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Yes, 15 years her senior, but a fellow tortured soul and a bachelor untill his suicide. The same goes for his six years younger brother Duke Karl Borwin, if he didn't die in a duel 20 years old, also with regard to Tatiana.

And of course - in alternative history everybody would love to see one of OTMA married to one of the sons of Friedrich Karl of Hesse-Cassel-Rumpenheim, chosen King of Finland and thus one of OTMA as Crown Princess and eventually Queen of all Finland, Carelia and in particular Virolahti Bay.

Prince Wolfgang of Hesse-Kassel was a year older than Tatiana, and the Crown Prince. A perfect match for a Russian Grand Duchess, especially one who was the daughter of the most powerful man in the world.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:44:50 AM »


Baby Maria out for a ride and looking very happy about it.

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« on: October 01, 2017, 03:36:43 PM »
A glimpse of Anastasia´s 1906 portraits



And of all the children



Curious on why Anastasia's and the group's didn't have crosses over theirs but instead in the corner although taken by the same photographer.

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana Photographs III
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:10:31 PM »
Thanks to whoever crossed some of them out, but at least you can still see their faces.

I believe the one who did the crossing out was in charge of deciding which photos would be used for public images.

I've only seen one or two photos from that photoshoot of each girls, not more than that but there's three photos of Maria not crossed out.

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