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 The rest of us, who are here to learn an explore end up shut out.
So, can we please stick to the topix which is Did the Tsarevich suffer from hemophilia?

Spot on, Lexi. :D

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Only a non-hemophiliac claimant would have any reason to protest the record of history so vehemently, to so vigorously expend an effort to refute it, and to dismiss all the evidence that points to this day towards hemophilia in the Tsarevich.

You're not listening. ::) ;) Forget claimants, please!!

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claim that those defending Alexei Nikolaevich against non-hemophiliac impostors do not have an open mind?

Putting words into my mouth there. I said:

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I'm calling for a bit more open-mindedness


Note, more open-minded. And, really, don't you think that you could be more open-minded? Why just write it all off as impossible?

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I was trying to say in my last post that it is people who rigourously wish to defend the tsarevich's haemophilia without leaving any doubt at all in the matter, or any possibility of the facts being otherwise, that refuse to accept that Alexei survived. Come what may, they want to stick by the view that he died. That is natural. However, in a debate, it isn't really reasonable. I'm calling for a bit more open-mindedness; I'm not stating my opinion.


Can we return to topic now, please? :)

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If the question is 'did the tsesarevich have haemophilia?', then the answer is 'yes', and the only people who seem to rigourously wish to deny this are those who support claiments who have the wee problem of being non-haemophiliacs.


I was trying to say in my last post that it is people who rigourously wish to defend the tsarevich's haemophilia without leaving any doubt at all in the matter, or any possibility of the facts being otherwise, that refuse to accept that Alexei survived. Come what may, they want to stick by the view that he died. That is natural. However, in a debate, it isn't really reasonable. I'm calling for a bit more open-mindedness; I'm not stating my opinion.

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Pravoslavnaya, why not debate only on the issue in hand, i.e., whether or not the tsarervich had haemophilia? It would appear that you are so concerned to preserve the idea of Alexei's death at the Ipatiev House that you cannot accept anything that might allow a possibility that he escaped. Of course, if Alexei had haemophilia, survival in the cellar that night is about as impossible as impossible can be; so naturally, you are inclined to argue that he did have haemophilia.

Just my thoughts as I read through the thread. :P  

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Imperial Claimants Post Here / Re: The Heino Tammet case
« on: May 03, 2005, 01:30:23 PM »
First time I've read this thread; 'tis interesting. Thanks all. :)

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Nicholas II / Re: regimental cards
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:48:51 AM »
Thanks for posting those cards!

A question - did the tsars (I have the latter ones particularly in mind) actually lead their forces out,in person, to battle?

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Marie Feodorovna / Re: Marie Feodorovna -  Your Opinion
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:14:16 AM »
The Dowager Empress did not think that Alix would make a suitable tsarina, and with good reason. I know that they did not get on, and this would have led to bias on Marie Feodorovna's part, but I think she really did have a valid point. In my opinion, Alix went on to fulfil her mother-in-law's fears.

Besides this, it would be best to bear in mind that at the time of Nicholas' wedding to Alix, the Dowager Empress was in mourning for Alexander III. That must have been a bad start to their relationship, as Marie would not have felt up to making close acquaintance with a young, awkward woman whom she didn't like, directly after the dead of her beloved husband. It seems hard to say that she was 'mean'.

However, you had better also bear in mind that I am biased, as the Dowager Empress was the first Romanov I read about, and remains my favourite. ;)

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Rasputin / Re: Rasputin & Nicholas
« on: May 02, 2005, 05:46:05 PM »
Yes, thank you. :)

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Having Fun! / Re: Colored Photos III
« on: May 02, 2005, 05:31:47 PM »
Lovely! :) Thanks again, all of you, for posting such great coloured photos.

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Having Fun! / Re: Colored Photos III
« on: April 26, 2005, 07:22:14 AM »
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Here is my newest picture.


Beautiful! Thank you all for posting such great work! :D

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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: April 26, 2005, 03:18:54 AM »
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I believe you are mistaken as to this being my first contribution - I recall chiming in quite early with my opinion. (I recall being the first to reply.) By sure number of people murdered, Stalin "wins" IMHO.

It's not a crime to be off topic, and don't recall I did anything but ask you to remain on topic. My reason is, as moderators, we want to keep the discussion going for everyone. Not everyone may be comfortable with a discussion about Hitler and Stalin turning into a discussion about Schiavo and abortion.

Fair enough. I will stay with the original topic, if you like. I'm sorry about my mistake with regards your post; I didn't see it. And I didn't realise you were a moderator until after I had posted. ;)

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So Stalin wins cos he had more time, but that's only cos Hitler didnt, so who knows what would have happened, thankfully he didnt finish his "agenda".

If he had been given time to finish, I dread to think of the results ... :-/

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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:32:24 PM »
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Well I'd say Stalin was worse he knew full well what he was doing and just didn't care.

Neither did Hitler care. A man who carried out the deeds he did could not really care, could he?

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Hitler ... was a mad man so he is excused.

I myself, for one, grant Hitler no excuse.

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Hitler thought with all his heart the Germans were the master race and that they should inherit the world.

Does not excuse him. Both Stalin and Hitler killed indirectly/directly out of their own greed for other things.

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So my vote is for stalin who expressed no remorse.

Did Hitler express remorse? I don't remember. Maybe you're right, but I didn't think so.

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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:33:44 PM »
'Tis interesting (?) to note that this is your first contribution to the thread, Lisa. :P

It was me who started the thread, and also me who originally went "off topic". I don't consider it to be a crime. ;) If anyone wishes to post on the original issue, I'm sure they will not feel barred from doing so.


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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:01:58 PM »
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Lass, Britain sounds like it has much more respect for life than America does.  What are the government's views on abortion over there?


'Fraid Britain has nothing over the US...not that I know of anyway, as regards abortion. It goes on all the time, and, as a subject, is generally treated with careless indifference. We have around 150,000 abortions per year or something. To me, though, that seems to contradict both British and EU laws. If the legality of abortion was questioned, however, it would be the law that would be amended, not the carryings on in our hospitals. :(

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The Russian Revolution / Re: No Stalin, no Hitler?
« on: April 25, 2005, 08:19:41 AM »
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She could not communicate at all. Braindead people do not do that. Her 'communication' with her parents and people around her was the result of reflex actions.

She could smile. I would not call that a reflex action.

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There are no cases of people in Persistent Vegetative States recovering after more than two years in that state.

OK, but what  has that to do with it? You said that Terry Schiavo had no chance of recovery; it is a fact that she did.

I do not know where you are living. I am in Britain, and this is what British law states:

Human Rights Act 1998, which implemented the rights/freedoms stated in the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed in Rome in 1950.
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Article 2.
1. Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law. No-one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law.

Article 5.
1. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person.


Charter of Fundamental Rights proclaimed by leaders of the EU in December 2000.
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Article 2.
Right to Life.
1. Everyone has the right to life.


EU and British law would appear to agree with me... ::)

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