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Q&A and Interviews / Re: Travel to Russia  - Exeter International
« on: April 12, 2007, 01:02:54 AM »
I think that better to go to Pushkin/Pavlovsk than to go to Gatchina during your first visit of Russia.

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Danini - last architector of Nicholas
« on: April 12, 2007, 12:20:03 AM »
I have found out that Italian Danini was the architect of NIcholas II. He built the imperial garage.
But I do know nothing about him.
Does somebody knows about him?

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: Pavlovsk, the Palaces
« on: April 12, 2007, 12:02:47 AM »
 I visited Pawlovsk last Sunday. In the round Italian Hall (Dining Room), I have found  very beatiful blue covers with yellow/black embroidery on the small pouff (small chair without back).
There was the written explanation that those covers was made with the support of the Queen of Iordania and Suzanne Massie.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Maple Room
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:54:03 PM »
I have asked dear Mrs. Bordovskaya about this statue.
She very kindly explained me that this is the original statue of end 19/beginning of 20 which looks like "Winter" which was at  the room of the time of Nicholas / Alexandra :) As far as I undestood, no name and no author (or, maybe, not famouse one).

She also played Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) . Her partner was the Heir Nikolay.

The Yussupovs / Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:23:31 PM »
There are no earthquakes in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Central Russia at all.
So I am no fond of european ones. Thank you for clarification.
But I have experieced a lot of quakes in Japan. I really hate them.

Yes , there are a lot peaces in our antiques in Arbat yet. ;D
But in Russia , Russian Popov or Kuznetsov Porcelaine costs more than Meissen.

The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:07:47 PM »
I am very sorry ,but ever the presumption that George could be a Russian President someday makes me laugh :-*

The Yussupovs / Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« on: April 04, 2007, 01:57:43 PM »
How intresting! I did not think that there are earthquakes in England ::)
But your room (which I saw at the photo with Marie -Antoinnette)  is super!!!
I thought only hurricans (sorry for spel.) hardly ever happen in H....

But you are completely right. Plates does not sound intresting . Tete-a-tete set is much more attractive. ( there are 2 tet-a-tet sets of Yusupov Factory at Kuskovo museum).

The Yussupovs / Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« on: April 04, 2007, 12:18:49 PM »
I wish you good luck, Robert, because the quality of Yusupov porcelaine is geniune.
Some people say that sometimes it was better the Imperial ones.

The Yussupovs / Re: Books by Felix Yusupov - "Lost Splendour" etc
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:44:21 PM »
I think that he did not sell it because they did not produce it in 20th century,
it was Nikolay Borisovitch Yusupov's toy (end of 18th century)
But Maybe I am wrong.
Kuskovo Estate Porcelaine Museum has quite a lot of Yusupov porcelain , all is the end of 18th century.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Non-Hetero Royals
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:41:26 PM »
I do not think that he had suffered a lot, actually.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Mansion of Princess Yurievskaya
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:26:58 PM »
Now in her mansion at Gagarinskaya so called "European Institute" is located.
All  no-russian speaker could study russian there.

Russian Noble Families / Re: Princes Abamelik-Lasarev
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:20:49 PM »
Yes, It is.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:17:37 PM »
I think that the real pearl of the palace is the library.
Because you could use it and from this moment you start to fell yourself not like tourist who came to see the palace.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial Family and Italy
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:40:30 AM »
Pavel 1 liked to visit  "Antico Caffee Greco" in Roma.
This oldest caffee still exists.

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