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The Imperial Family / Re: Pronounciation
« on: November 23, 2004, 02:51:15 PM »
Thanks for posting everybody, I have found more words that I still cannot prononce.

Schleswig

Holstein

Sonderburg

Glucksburg

Copenhagen

Lili Dehn

Hellenes

Xenia

Bolshevik

Livadia

Efimovich

Militza

Montenegro

Michaelovich

Wulfert

Irina

Koulikovsky

Gilliard

Buxhoeveden (excuse me if I spelled it wrong)

Marlborough

Hvidore

Sergievich

Tanieff

Illinkskoe




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The Imperial Family / Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« on: November 14, 2004, 08:04:39 PM »
I took a picture of the Alexandra doll by the Hamilton Collection, out of all the pictures of her dolls I still like this one the best, I will post it very soon if someone reminds me, I am sure that all of you will enjoy it.  :)

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Every year at this time--between November 3 and November 15--I am reminded of the great joy Nicholas and Alexandra felt when they became parents of their very first child . . . the same joy felt by many parents around the globe and throughout history. I am reminded that Olga, like all of us, did not fully comprehend her situation and what made her different from other people. For many years she was simply a young girl, growing up in a loving family, and unaware of the tremendous chasm between her life's situation and that of so many other Russian girls her own age.

Eventually Olga developed the sensibilities of someone who might truly have made a difference in the world. She was thoughtful, generous, and what today we would call "pro-active." She had the ability to put herself in the shoes of others--a reverse Cinderella who believed in the power of work, in the written word, and in living by example. As the eldest child, she was loving and increasingly maternal to her younger siblings. As a maturing woman, she gave her heart to a man who had proven himself to be a real-life hero. Then, upon realizing the situation was impossible, she witnessed, with fortitude, his marriage to another woman, and subsequently made friends with her beloved's wife.

Olga's life has significance for what it was, and for what it might have been. And she reminds us, too, that so many others--not as famous as she, but of her age--were also lost in war and revolution . . . and continue, at this very minute, to be in jeopardy. How might we best honor Olga and her family? By working toward a time when no one in the world will go hungry, or suffer for medical attention, or lack an education that gives him or her the ability to help others. For when we extend helpful hands--minus the attachment of ideological strings--we thwart those who seek totalitarian states. By helping others selflessly, rather than for our own economic gain, we demonstrate that we not only recognize our commonalties, but also--with grace--accept our differences.

Happy Birthday, not only to Olga, but to all the children, born at this time, who will inherit the world we are creating for them.


Very well said Janet.

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My dear Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, I wish you a very happy birthday and a very happy time in Heaven.

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« on: November 14, 2004, 03:40:36 PM »
I think that Alexandra would be fun to an extent.  I mean after a while knitting and talking would get kind of tiresome and you would want to walk or something, but I do bet that she could have put up a good conversation considering all of the important business that always surrounded her.

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The Imperial Family / Pronounciation
« on: November 14, 2004, 03:11:04 PM »
I can never pronounce anything right, does anyone know how to pronounce the following words?

Mme

Alexandrovna

Pavlovna

Petrograd

Vyrubova

Feodorovna

Hesse

Hohenzollern

Ural Mountains (just Ural, I can pronounce mountains ::))

Dagmar

Constantine

Constantinovich

Kyril

Pavlovich

I'll probably add some more later.  ;)


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The Imperial Family / Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« on: November 07, 2004, 11:08:41 AM »
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Hey...no idiots here!  The only way to learn is to ask questions.

I have a small collection of porcelain dolls, and from what I know, I believe that the doll you saw was made by Madame Alexandra, who has made many, many dolls over the years.  "Madame Alexandra" is used as a brand name.  There are many different brands of dolls, but I know she has a wide variety of dolls. Hope this helps.


Hey Ming,

No, the doll was not made by "Madame Alexandra", it is part of the Hamilton Collection.  I wrote down what the card said on her hand in case I needed it later:

Alexandra
Last Empress
of the
Russian Empire

An exquisite connosieur doll strictly limited to a worldwide edition of 4,950, "Alexandra" is available exclusively through The Hamilton Collection.  Each doll has been crafted in fine bisque porcelain, delicately painted by hand and dressed in hand-tailored clothing.
Hand crafted in Taiwan.

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The Imperial Family / Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« on: November 06, 2004, 09:17:37 PM »
Oh!  I'm sorry!  I knew that I was being stupid, yes I have read the book before, it is somewhere on my bookshelf, lol I am an idiot.  ::)

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The Imperial Family / Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« on: November 06, 2004, 09:13:41 PM »
no

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The Imperial Family / Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« on: November 06, 2004, 08:52:29 PM »
I recently spent a few days at my grandmother's house in North Carolina.  My grandmother is a huge porcelain doll collector and when I got there the first thing I noticed was a beautiful Alexandra doll standing on a marble table.  That night I noticed a doll in the room made by the same company with the name, "Lara, Legendary Russian Beauty."  I am probably just having a blonde moment but, does anyone know who this doll is supposed to represent?  I cannot think of a Lara off the top of my mind.


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The Final Chapter / Re: Ekaterinburg - Yekaterinburg
« on: November 03, 2004, 08:26:40 PM »
So the word is pronounced as the phoentic form is spelled, ye-kat-er-in-burg?

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The Final Chapter / Ekaterinburg - Yekaterinburg
« on: November 03, 2004, 07:41:48 PM »
Does anyone know what the correct spelling is Yekaterinburg or Ekaterinburg, and how is it pronounced?

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I don't mind talk of AA in this thread considering that it is opinion based on what you think happened but please, no more arguing.  And bookworm, I am not familiar of the testimony of a townsmen that he saw Anastasia.  I have probably heard in the past and I am having a blonde moment but could you fill me in on it.  And I am sorry Isteinke if you felt offended, as they said they were just expressing their criticism on your ideas.  Does anyone on this forum believe in Eugenia's claim to be Anastasia?  I have not heard of one person who thinks that she could be the grand duchess.  I have also heard of a story of a Alexei claimant that was gunned down by the KGB in a big city, Boston I think.  I have even heard one story before of a claimant that says that she was Tatiana, and she is still living!  LOL I had a good laugh at that one, how old would that make her? I will post the site link if I can find it, but anyways does anyone have any other views on what happened to the IF other than what has already been posted?

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Annie I am so sorry to hear about your cousin, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.   I hope everything is okay.  :'(

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 I retract my earlier theory.  It does not at all fit.  Especially the bone substitutions, I read over more recent DNA evidence and I was appalled at how wrong I was.  I apologize for my impractical theory of survival, and I am sorry for the inconvience.  But, I still want the thread to go on so I can hear other people's explanations of their theories.  I believe that I am leaning more to most were killed in Ekaterinburg, I am not what to make of the two missing bodies.  Maybe they did escape, maybe they didn't, I don't think that we will know for awhile.

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