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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 01:26:26 PM »

The men beside Aleksey are playing them.

I never knew those were balalaikas! Sort of ugly, aren't they?

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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 01:30:58 PM »
Yes, I think these are balalaikas. : ) As for how ugly they are - I don't find them that ugly, personally, since I've learned how to play one when I was little - but I'm not that good anymore...

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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 01:59:44 PM »
There is also photograph of Imperial Children, taken at Livadia Palace, cca. 1912, labeled as 'Aleskei plays a balalaika' , but I can't find balalaika at all. Most probably author meant that he was dancing by listening it.  ;-).
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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 02:09:10 PM »
There is also photograph of Imperial Children, taken at Livadia Palace, cca. 1912, labeled as 'Aleskei plays a balalaika' , but I can't find balalaika at all. Most probably author meant that he was dancing by listening it.  ;-).

Could you post, please? No photo comes to my mind right now - I mean, I can't think of the photo you're talking about... : - [

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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 06:11:44 PM »
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Re: Did Anastasia play the guitar?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2009, 08:29:38 PM »
I think the caption actually came from Alexandra's letter, also on the page. It doesn't have anything to do with the picture. I made that mistake myself!