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Has this aired yet?
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Having Fun! / Re: Operation Rod of Iron: AU fic
« Last post by TimM on September 15, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
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There have been rumors that US POWs from the Korean and Vietnam wars ended up in the USSR for intelligence purposes.

If this is true, then some of them could still be alive today.
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Russian Noble Families / Re: Lopukhin-Demidov
« Last post by rpalmgre on September 14, 2018, 01:09:58 PM »
The new and present prince is His Serene Highness The 5th Prince Lopoukhin-Demidov NIKOLAI Alexander Paul Demidoff. He was born in Helsinki 1976 as the only son of The 4th Prince Lopoukhin-Demidov Yrjö ONNI Johannes Demidoff and Anita Maria Levlin. Today Nikolai Demidoff has an apartment in Helsinki in Finland.

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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Last post by PAGE on September 14, 2018, 04:15:24 AM »
Very nice photography. I did not know the last one. Very pleasant.
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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Last post by PAGE on September 14, 2018, 04:12:06 AM »
Indeed, I read Spiridovitch's book and he talks about a bathtub. Afterwards, Spiridovitch was not necessarily a direct witness of the accident. In the memories, there are always small mistakes. For example, I think I remember that Spiridovich also commits a confusion about the commemorations in Belgorod in 1911.
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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Current location of Alexei's remains?
« Last post by PAGE on September 14, 2018, 04:04:35 AM »
I must say globally, I am dissatisfied with the commemoration of the imperial family.

There were some nice things to do, but there was plenty to do, especially in St. Petersburg.
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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Last post by CorisCapnSkip on September 13, 2018, 07:51:48 PM »
Today I came across these better versions (possibly different sizes of the same image):

They are as the same scratch across the face can be seen in all three copies.
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Films and TV shows about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: list of WWI movies
« Last post by TimM on September 13, 2018, 06:57:38 PM »
Nice that there are some WW1 movies out there. 

Most movies are about WW2.
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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Last post by CorisCapnSkip on September 13, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
Too bad the copies of my favorite picture (of Alexei holding Joy and the cat) seem to be newspaper quality.

Today I came across these better versions (possibly different sizes of the same image):







Getty Images also has one, watermarked of course.

Also, after looking at hundreds of photographs, this one is the closest I have found of what I wanted of Alexei and Joy.  I had never seen it before.

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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: How Has Alexey Affected YOUR Life?
« Last post by CorisCapnSkip on September 13, 2018, 04:48:26 PM »
Recently my little memorial to Alexei fell down.  I have been meaning to repair and replace it but have been sidelined by a number of issues including bad weather and health complications.  For over two weeks now I have been channeling Alexei after straining my back on a couple of jobs around the house and yard.  They shouldn't have been any big deal but the pain from one small pulled muscle has spread to several parts of my right leg so I can't move around much but don't dare stay in one position too long either, as that makes it worse, and I am unable to concentrate on activities I would like.  I always think of Alexei during such times and contemplate his family's struggles and their faith.

I was very surprised to read this eyewitness account http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/alexis-tsarevich-spala.html which had Alexei's serious groin injury occurring from a bathtub fall before the 1912 trip to Spala.  I always understood he was injured after arriving at Spala when he tried to jump into a small boat and the oar struck him near his hip.  This makes it sound as if he was too compromised from the bathtub fall to have attempted any such thing as leaping into a boat and makes me wonder which if either story is true.  In any case, we do know he suffered agonies from what was believed an incurable injury only to recover and be cruelly murdered a few years later.  This is a downer but I try to be inspired by Alexei and do what I can even while not functioning at 100% capacity.  I was thankful to be able to watch a couple of good movies I couldn't have had I been rushing around trying to accomplish things.  I am also thankful for modern medicine to which I will turn for help.  Presumably there is some sort of lesson in all this.  It's hard to believe they have all been gone for over 100 years now.
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