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News Links / Robert Massie has died
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:50:57 AM »

Perhaps I missed it elsewhere, but was it posted anywhere on the AP Forum that Robert Massie passed away?

Just in case it wasn't, here is Paul Gilbert's tribute.

http://tsarnicholas.org/2019/12/04/tribute-to-robert-k-massie-1929-2019/

Of course, a Google search will bring up many more obituaries.
I. N.

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:05:35 PM »
Paul Gilbert reports: Summer of 2020.
For a fuller report and more photos, see his posting:
https://tsarnicholas.org/2019/10/31/alexander-palace-to-re-open-in-summer-2020/

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Nicholas II / Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:33:47 AM »

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Showing off her wealth ? She did have a bigger collection than her successor "Dick" (Viktoria Adeheld, Duchess of Coburg). 

It was to raise money (and she did, a "remarkable large sum") for a local children's hospital. The exhibition was held in her palace in Coburg. She rented showcases for it and dragooned her daughters and other relations (including her nephew but not yet son-in-law Kyril and Dowager Duchess Alexandrine) into participating as well. All the daughters displayed jewels (with Missy's being particularly remarked on) as well as various objects d'art, furs and laces (some of which had belonged to the late Empress Marie), fans and heirlooms such as the tea service which had been a wedding gift to Marie from her father Alexander II and Duke Alfred's silver model ships. The coronation robes worn by Marie at her brother's coronation and the robes worn by her daughters at the coronation of Edward VII were also on display.
 
Here are some more photos--it was covered in the German amgazines of the time:

http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/sachsen-coburg/sachsen-coburg-schmuck-prinzessinnen.htm

A recent exhibit of part of her church plate, etc.:
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/Lost-Masterpieces-of-Imperial-Romanov-Liturgical-Silver-on-View-at-Museum-of-Russian-Icons-20180918

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The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace Restoration
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:52:07 AM »
Paul Kulikovsky's "Romanov News", No. 125, Aug. 2018, has a detailed report on the progress of the restoration.
He visited the palace recently and took photos.
Check out his FaceBook page too.

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New church to be built in honor of Dr. Eugene Botkin in Ekaterinburg.

http://orthochristian.com/113728.html

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Who is "red boy"?
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:06:15 PM »
Hi all-

In a letter to Anna Vyrubova dated 11/23/17, Alexandra writes, "How time flies! In two days it will be 9 months since I saw red boy for the last time!! Cannot write upon the subject!"

So she's referring to someone she said goodbye to on  2/25/17 - the tail end of her time at the infirmary? This leads me to believe she might be referring to one of her favorite patients, but since the girls were already sick with measles by then it seems unlikely. I also considered the possibility that she's using some kind of code that Pankratov wouldn't have picked up on. Can anyone help shed some light on this?

"Red Boy" was one of the Empress's nicknames for N. P. Sablin.
In other letters to A. A. Vyrubova, the Empress sometimes refers to him simply as "Boy".
It doesn't seem that it was meant conspiratorially.

And by 2/25/17 O.S., the Empress was no longer at her hospital. The February Revolution had already begun.

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How about this one from Paul Gilbert's site:

G.D. Xenia and G.D. Olga clasping hands while popping out of the ship's hatches?
https://royalrussia.news/2018/03/24/this-week-in-the-news-the-romanovs-and-imperial-russia-9/

Scroll down.

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Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: Pavlovsk, the Palaces
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:07:58 AM »
I believe that this fact has already been mentioned elsewhere on this Forum, but some claim that the music hall at the station in Pavlovsk (patterned after the pleasure grounds of Vaux Hall, London) gave rise to the generic Russian word for a railway station: Vokzal Вокзал.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauxhall_Gardens

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Вокзал

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FYI:

The ROC Bishops' Synod is supposed to examine this question at the Synod Meeting, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2017.

Вопрос "екатеринбургских останков" обсудят на Архиерейском соборе

17.11.2017 12:39
http://www.blagovest-info.ru/index.php?ss=2&s=3&id=75776

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:05:20 PM »
Inok Nikolai, Iím so grateful. Thanks for clearing things out. Now it all makes sense! Actually, I was hoping that you would take care of the problem, and I was right. Thanks again!

Well, I think PhotoBucket will still allow me to post links.

1) A table of the letters found in Pr. Eugenie's book:



Princess Eugenieís father was Tsar Nicholas IIís first-cousin, Prince George of Greece (ďBig GeorgieĒ), who had saved the then Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovichís life when he had been attacked in Otsu, Japan, in 1891. According to Princess Eugenie, after the death of her parents, she discovered a biscuit tin in the cellar of her motherís house containing eighteen letters written by the Imperial family from captivity. Although Princess Eugenie suggested several possible scenarios, she was never able to determine for certain how those letters came into her fatherís possession.

The account given here concerning the one letter found at Yale from this period suggests a possible source for those other letters. Perhaps the letters which eventually found their way to Prince George of Greece were originally part of this same cache of letters and photos described by Rodion Bulatsel.

2) Rodion Bulatsel's account:



Whoops!

The destinations for NN. 17 & 18 should read "Tobolsk", not Ekaterinburg. They were written from Ekaterinburg.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
Inok Nikolai, Iím so grateful. Thanks for clearing things out. Now it all makes sense! Actually, I was hoping that you would take care of the problem, and I was right. Thanks again!

Well, I think PhotoBucket will still allow me to post links.

1) A table of the letters found in Pr. Eugenie's book:



Princess Eugenieís father was Tsar Nicholas IIís first-cousin, Prince George of Greece (ďBig GeorgieĒ), who had saved the then Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovichís life when he had been attacked in Otsu, Japan, in 1891. According to Princess Eugenie, after the death of her parents, she discovered a biscuit tin in the cellar of her motherís house containing eighteen letters written by the Imperial family from captivity. Although Princess Eugenie suggested several possible scenarios, she was never able to determine for certain how those letters came into her fatherís possession.

The account given here concerning the one letter found at Yale from this period suggests a possible source for those other letters. Perhaps the letters which eventually found their way to Prince George of Greece were originally part of this same cache of letters and photos described by Rodion Bulatsel.

2) Rodion Bulatsel's account:


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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:52:18 PM »
Yes, you will have to upload it to a host site then put the link here. We simply don't have the server space to host all the images and attachments people want to post here.

Thank you for the clarification.

Since PhotoBucket now charges $400 a year, as stated elsewhere on the Forum, can you or anyone else recommend a hosting site?

Thank you!
IN

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's letters & notes
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:51:05 PM »

Do we have any other source/list of those letters with their dates? In English, that is. Or is there anyone who could give us the correct dates from another non-English source?

Thanks again.

Well, I could, if someone could explain how to put an attachment to a posting. Or do I need to host it elsewhere with a link here?


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