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Happy birthday Tatiana Nikolaevna. Rest in piece.

Imperial Russian History / Re: Pre revolution spoken Russian
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:30:47 PM »
I read somewhere that russian aristocrats spoke russian with a french accent. Is this accurate as far a describing the pre-revolution aristocratic russian accent?

The Russian Revolution / Re: The Russian Revolutions
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:42:22 PM »
A bit off topic but same subject, I had to write a riddle for my 12th grade lit class a few months ago and chose the Russian revolution. No one could guess it though. Tell me what you think! :)

For three hundred seasons I have stood firm,
But in October my leaves will turn
To dangerous shades of red.
From a prosperous gold did they change
And as a result they fell.
Now what fate awaits me?
A tree without leaves of prosperity,
Surely I will die
As they are scattered by the wind.
I stand as but a corpse
Since the day the eagles,
Who resided within my branches,
Were shot.

Imperial Transportation / Re: Royal Carriages
« on: January 03, 2012, 07:34:59 AM »
Wonderful link! Thanks for sharing!

How come none of the other diaries have been published in their entirety? Are there any digital scans of these on the web?

Here is another picture I found of her grave

The Windsors / Re: Abdication of Elizabeth II
« on: December 21, 2010, 10:15:51 PM »
It has been discussed on the news recently as the preparations are made for William and Kate's wedding; and it came up as they were discussing the future of the monarchy as its a question of which the British public is certainly aware. If the queen lives as long as her mother Charles would be almost eighty before he ascends the throne. Becoming king at such an age might lead to views expressing a "lack of vitality" as far as the public opinion of the monarchy.

The Windsors / Abdication of Elizabeth II
« on: December 21, 2010, 09:47:08 AM »
Hello, with the possible abdication of Queen Elizabeth II after her Diamond Jubilee and ninetieth birthday I was wondering what everyone else's thoughts on this are. I personally disagree with the idea of her renouncing the throne in favor of Prince Charles, but that is just me.

Imperial Transportation / Re: Royal Carriages
« on: October 06, 2010, 09:27:31 PM »
I came across this and thought it was enlightening. Alexandra Feodorovna's carriage was a coupé coach built in St. Petersburg by Johann K. Buckendahl in 1793. The original, 512 cm long and 270 cm high, is made of oak, ash, birch, lime, iron and steel and is embellished with copper, brass, bronze, silver and gold, its interior is decorated with velvet and silk, with beveled glass windows. It is suspended on four C-shaped transverse springs and sits length- and cross-wise on straps, has seats for the coachman and pages, rear steps for the footmen and folding steps attached to the floor of the carriage. The exterior is upholstered with dark red velvet, applied with sequins, artificial diamonds, tassels and golden embroidery of trelliswork, flowers and foliage. The coach is surmounted by a copper-gilt crown set with pastes (originally aquamarines). The coach was renovated in 1826, 1856, 1894 and 1896 and most recently in 1992-93 through a grant of the Ford Motor Company for a Fabergé exhibition held at the Winter Palace in 1993, when it was carried up the Ambassador's Staircase in pieces and then reassembled to be shown alongside the Fabergé miniature replica in St. George Hall. 7

To be remembered well by those who did not know you is the hallmark of a life lived to the extent of the fullest degree that individual circumstance would allow. Happy Birthday to the memory of Tatiana Nicholaevna, whose earthly existence we commemorate this day.

The Imperial Family / Re: Pronounciation
« on: May 14, 2010, 10:28:24 AM »
I'm reading Anna Kerenina and can't pronounce many of the names. Could someone help me with "shcherbatskaya"?

Their World and Culture / Re: Titles, Ranks and Forms of Address
« on: May 05, 2010, 01:53:47 PM »
I read somewhere that the Imperial Children were sometimes jokingly referred to as "tsardines". Outside of the palace of course. :)

The Imperial Family / Re: Pronounciation
« on: May 02, 2010, 11:01:59 AM »

The Imperial Family / Re: Romanovs and Faith/Orthodox Religion
« on: May 01, 2010, 09:10:00 PM »
Just a question for an Orthodox Christian, do you believe in Salvation as a free gift that is accepted? I suppose what I am trying to say is do you ask Christ to be your personal Lord and Savior or do you believe that heaven is a result of good works?

The Imperial Family / Re: Pronounciation
« on: May 01, 2010, 09:02:09 PM »
Coty, as in the perfumes, is it pronounced (K-ah-tt-ee) or (K-oh-tt-ee)?

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