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The Imperial Family / Re: The Nikolaivichi
« on: November 29, 2004, 08:06:47 AM »
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Weren't MA Nikolaevna known as the 'Black Peril'?

Duke of Leuchtenberg,1t spouse of Stana,called the 2 sisters,Stana and Militza, "Montenegrin spiders"  ;D

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The Imperial Family / Re: The Nikolaivichi
« on: November 20, 2004, 02:22:17 PM »
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Did Grand Duke Nicholas N the younger married an Princess Anastasia?

He did.Princess Anastasia (Stana) of Leuchtenberg,nee Princess of Montenegro.She was divorced with her 1t husband after much intriguing.

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Nicholas II / Re: Poem about Nicholas
« on: November 18, 2004, 02:23:51 AM »
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Thank you for posting that poem, Elisabeth and thanks to Svetabel for indentifying it.   Rather haunting in English, and I'm sure it sounds beautiful in Russian.   ;)

I learn this short poem many years ago and was always impressed by it.The words are very simple but sound so sad and moving in Russian

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Nicholas II / Re: Poem about Nicholas
« on: November 16, 2004, 02:03:17 AM »
Georgi Ivanov (1894-1958 ) -a poet of Silver Age.
I only khow his one poem about Nicholas and his family (I believe Ivanov meant a famous photo of the family when writing the poem) .
Just 8 lines written in 1949
I know  Russian text and I could not find English version. I`ll try to translate (my native is Russian but I`m not a poet    ::))

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The Hohenzollern / Re: The Grand Ducal Family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
« on: November 15, 2004, 03:50:54 AM »
I found another photo of Duchess Marie at Hulton Archive site.As for the little girl from the pic above I think she was a daughter of Count Jametel

Marie and her children from 2d husband



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The Hohenzollern / Re: The Grand Ducal Family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
« on: November 11, 2004, 02:35:44 PM »
Yes,it was a sad story about Marie`s youth.I read it in "Secrets of the Gotha" by G.de Diesbach and was horrified at Marie`s parents intention to kick their daughter out. >:(

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The Hohenzollern / Re: The Grand Ducal Family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
« on: November 11, 2004, 11:59:33 AM »
Thank you soooooooooo much,Grandduchessella!You are an expert!!
And this woman in the pic is definitely Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz(1878-1948  ).A friend of mine has just sent me the pics below.Although I`m doubt about the little girl




 

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The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« on: November 11, 2004, 11:30:53 AM »

I found this pic in some old newspaper of 1990s.
Xenia in 1910s

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The Hohenzollern / The Grand Ducal Family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
« on: November 11, 2004, 08:22:34 AM »
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The Imperial Family / Re: Names, Patronymics, Nicknames and Name Days
« on: November 08, 2004, 02:55:28 PM »
Gavriil Konstantinovitch in his memoirs called constantly his elder brother Ioann as "Ioannchik" (little Ioann) - it was his pet name  :)

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The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« on: November 04, 2004, 03:48:10 AM »
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She was rumored to be the child of Herr Haber (?). So she faced some nasty rumors about her 'Jewish' heritage. This has never been proven though.

And it was rumoured her mother Grand Duchess Sophie of Baden had been involved in organizing the murder of unfortunate Kaspar Hauser  :(

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The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevitch and his family
« on: November 03, 2004, 07:07:14 AM »
Alexander III and Maria Fedorovna did not like Grand Duchess Olga Fedorovna as she was one of the famous taletellers of  Saint-Petersburg high society...

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Svetabel, thank you for that link. To my mind, the seated image of the 'Medical Nurse' recalls that of Alix during her Red Cross work. Does anyone else see any resemblance? Or echoes of other Imperial persons in this art besides GD/St Elisaveta?

For me "Medical Nurse" has no strong resemblance to Alix.  ???But who khows what the painter kept in his mind creating the canva?

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The Imperial Family / Re: Grand Duchess Ksenia and Grand Duke Alexander
« on: October 28, 2004, 03:56:29 AM »
I have found an astonishing reference of Xenia Alexandrovna in “Emperor Nicholas II” by A.Bokhanov (Russian edition).The author portrays Xenia exactly like that :she looked like her charming mother, reminded Maria Fedorovna in manners and light step but the character of Xenia was quite different than her mother`s .Xenia was an envious, irritable nature, she liked to spread gossip… ???
It is the first time I found such a surprising opinion. A.Bokhanov is a famous researcher and able to access the private archives of Romanovs……He portrays Xenia`s spouse Sandro no better but this Grand Duke really was not a good nature.
Have anyone ever read  the same reference of Xenia by other authors?

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