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Thanks Lanie!!

I suppose it was "normal" for the time... wasnt it?

Nowadays most people marry people their age, people who marry older people (8,10 years older) are less, at least from what Ive seen...

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga might have become a nun
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:33:09 PM »

what if.. what if

what if Aleksey didnt have hemophilia

what if one of the abortions Aleksandra had was a boy


I havent read ANYWHERE anything that indicates that any of the girls was considering becoming a nun...

Had they survived, they could have married, or become a nun, or travelled around the world, or become actresses..... who knows.... we can all speculate...  

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Armed
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:17:11 PM »
I think Nicholas gave Olga the gun to calm her down.

She must have felt very insecure of the situation, of the war, o possibly being assaulted or killed, and so maybe the gun worked... like a pacifier works on a baby...

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga's diaries
« on: March 31, 2005, 03:03:41 PM »
If the diaries exist, someone should try to print a compilation... I think there is a market...all of us for starters...-

Is there anywhere when they can be read online?

He looks so much older than her...

I guess it is probably the mustache....  does anyone know the age difference??

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga's breakdown during the war
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:10:58 PM »
I have read that she was a very sensitive person

So... I guess it is just a normal reaction.

It was duty vs. feelings....    how hard... poor girl...

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: watercolors by Olga Nikolaevna
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:08:06 PM »
Those are really pretty

On sort of the same subject

I know they had English, French and other tutors... did they have an art tutor??

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga's cat Vaska
« on: March 31, 2005, 02:04:49 PM »
Sometimes cats get lost, or they just wander around, and the property was so large, and also having the town nearby... who knows.. if there isnt a grave for Vaska in the children's island, then maybe he left and couldnt find his way back, or found another family   ;)

I saw these books on sale... in French, and apparently they have lots of pictures.

Please let me know if you found them interesting

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: The Kitchen Boy
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:13:21 PM »
The website is very interesting, excellent job!

I will definetly put this book on my wishlist...

Thank you so much Elisabeth!

I have some of the books youmentioned on my amazon wishlist....  so now I know they are worth it!!!   ;D

Hello !!!

Im trying to build a "good" Romanov library.

I am interested in 2 kinds of books

1. Coffee table books, with lots and lots of pictures

2. Reading books with accurate information, especially on their lives.

At the moment I own the following:

* Chronicle of the Russian Tsars, by David Warnes
* Tsar, by Peter Kurth
* The Last Tsar, by Larissa Yermilova
* Nicholas and Alexandra, by Robert K. Massie
* Rasputin, Henri Troyat
* Russka, by Edward Rutherfurd

The thing is, there are so many books out there, I really dont know which ones are worth while, for reading and for browsing

Thank you!

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« on: March 30, 2005, 06:02:16 PM »
What about retouching??

Can we really trust "official pictures"

As for not aging gracefully... stress, diet, illness... all of that takes a toll...

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« on: March 30, 2005, 05:58:43 PM »
what foods were allowed during fasting?

The Alexander Palace / Re: Food, Wine and Meals
« on: March 30, 2005, 05:41:32 PM »
About the kitchen

What happened to this building?  was it torn down???

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