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What a wonderful photo of Olga and Xenia.  Thank you for posting the link, Inok Nikolai.
Rasputin / Re: Ella's Role
« Last post by Sanochka on Today at 10:37:14 AM »
Alexandra and Ella already weren't on the best of terms due to Ella's disapproval of Rasputin.  But she must still have felt  confusion, anger, and betrayal when she read the contents of the intercepted communications.  This on top of her devastation at Rasputin's murder must have been terribly hard on her.
some more errata and comments:
me page 138 should be for not force and page 134 should be upcoming books 2016

page 31 you mention GD NNs children I assume you mean GD NN the elder since the younger didn't have any children
page 50 Beletsky in exile Stephen Beletsky was shot by the Cheka in September 1918
pages 250-1 Purichkevich 3 shots fired according to the writing of Massad Ayoob who is a forensics expert has wrote a number of books, has numerous videos on youtube and analysis gunfights ect. for Purichkevich to get the number of shots he fired wrong is commen Ayoob points out that many police officers and civilians involved in shootings often can't remember how many shots they fired. As for missing Rasputin there are police officers who were excellent shots have better pistols with better sights and a few have missed close range suspects in broad daylight in their first gunfights
page 317 General Ruzski at Stavka he was at Pskov
page 350 General Bartov 1st Caucasian Cavalry division he was the commander of the I Caucasus Corps at this time
I have read the book and here are some errata and comments:
page 37 Lieutenant Schmidt an officer that led a mutiny of the Black Sea Fleet which failed
page 98 Purishkevich 3 carriage train real "Hugh train very well equipped. Which has a operating car, a large Pharmacy, a library, an Officers store and kitchen for 20,000 men."
page 100 Countess Cantacuzene should be Princess
page 101 General Kolchak should be Admiral
page 138 11th Armed forces should be 11th Army this is part of the Austrian Black-Yellow Offensive see online Austria-Hungaries last War 1914-1918 Volume 3 pages 1-199 force this battle
page 174 Felix Yussopov the Elder was fired as Governor of Moscow in 1915 he was not there in 1917
page 193 General Alexeev was not replaced by General Gurko Alexeev fell ill and had to recover and Gurko was the acting chief of staff
page 134 Kovno see upcoming books on Douglas Snith's Rasputin book for what happened
page 323 3rd Rifle Regiment should be 3rd Guards Rifle regiment
page 88 General Belyaev did not become war minster until early 1917 in 1915 he was I believe assistant war Minister
new on youtube the original 1919 silent movie The Lost Battalion. The 2001 one is also on youtube There is a rather good presentation in the National WW I Museum and Memorial "hell's Half Acre The True story of the Lost Battalion"

I also found on youtube a newly posted video that is one of the funniest I have ever watched "The Russian 2nd pacific Squadron- Voyage of the Damned"
Rasputin / Re: Ella's Role
« Last post by JamesAPrattIII on Yesterday at 08:37:46 PM »
I would say yes Ella did know about the plot in advance and after the murder sent congratulatory telegrams to Dmtrin P and Zinaida Yusupova that were intercepted and copies sent to Nicholas and Alexandra. See the book "Killing Rasputin" M Nelipa
If you go on youtube you will find some presentations on Olga A
Having Fun! / Re: Crossing fiction with Romanov Russia
« Last post by The Test Card Girl on March 23, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
Yeah my paternal grandfather died of cancer (non-lung) brought on by smoking, even though he had quit years before.
Having Fun! / Re: Crossing fiction with Romanov Russia
« Last post by TimM on March 23, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »
Yeah, we know that now.  However, 100 years ago, that was not the case.  They simply didn't know how bad smoking was.
Having Fun! / Re: Crossing fiction with Romanov Russia
« Last post by The Test Card Girl on March 23, 2019, 07:03:18 AM »
Anyone who thinks smoking is cool should watch this (the daughter is "The Sleepover Club"'s Morgan Griffin):
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