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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2009, 12:05:40 PM »
Yes, but Alexandra was born in Germany. Not in Russia.

That's the complicating issue. If Alexandra had remained in the west instead of moving to Russia, she would have continued to celebrate her birthday on 6 June, and the enitre issue of old style equivalency would be irrelevent. So in that sense, it's hard to say her insistance on observing the 6th as her "real" birthdate is mistaken.

The whole thing is confusing beyond all reason, isn't it?

Basically, if you want to observe the technically correct date according to the calendar, use the 7th. If you want to observe the same day Alexandra herself preferred, choose the 6th instead.
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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2009, 12:21:15 PM »
In that case  ll stick with the 6th :)

Thank you for explaining Sarushka.

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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2009, 02:44:29 AM »
Happy 137th birthday, Tsarina Alexandra! Itís celebrated either June 6 or 7, right? I hope Iím not late on greeting you. Have a nice day with your Agooweeones and girlies in Heaven! 

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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2009, 12:45:03 PM »
Sorry if I'm late, dear, but in any case: Happy birthday!
I'm sure now you're well and happy with your darling family!

A little gift:


Good rest...
With all my respect,
I kiss your hands,

Denise
I know that now you shine up there...

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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2009, 01:38:53 PM »
 Dearest Alexandra!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

 rest in Peace with your great Family !!



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Re: Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2009, 02:03:16 PM »
Happy Birthday!!
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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2009, 03:01:39 PM »
Clock - you are right about sticky - sticky is good!

Now this thread will not get lost!
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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2009, 03:19:47 PM »
Happy Birthday to our beloved Empress Alexandra!

Rest in peace dear Alix.


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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2009, 09:59:38 AM »
Happiest of Birthdays to Our Noble Empress. 



Her Majesty's visit to the seriously injured Ania, 1915

May your tender loving heart be understood, and may your influence for good continue to grow.

May honor and dignity be restored both to you and your precious family. 

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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2009, 09:40:18 PM »
I think the honour and dignity are coming.  I'm noticing a marked difference in "tone" towards (mainly) her between books written in the 60s to 80s, and books written in the late 90s.

Better late than never?

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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2009, 03:19:43 AM »
A little too late, but still, Happy Birthday to Alix! : )

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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2009, 01:13:08 PM »
I think the honour and dignity are coming.  I'm noticing a marked difference in "tone" towards (mainly) her between books written in the 60s to 80s, and books written in the late 90s.

I think you are right historyfan and that a change has begun and is coming. 

Better late than never?
A little too late, but still, Happy Birthday to Alix! : )

Yes, better late than never....

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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2009, 06:58:18 PM »
Happy Birthday Alexandra!! My best wishes for you, I hope that
you can find the eternal peace... :-)
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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2009, 09:01:16 AM »
I promise I didn't forget about your birthday.  I'm almost a month late, but Happy Belated Birthday to my favorite historical figure ever!

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Re: Empress Alexandra: Birthday Wishes from the AP Forum
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2010, 11:12:12 PM »
A Very, Very Happy 138th birthday to our dear Prinzessin Sonnenschein later Kaiserin von Russland, Alix von Hessen und bein Rhein!!!! My dearestó I wish to see you!
Greetings from Philippines : )

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