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Offline Ally Kumari

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Re: Nicholas' relationship with sibblings
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 04:17:05 PM »
Thank you Jennifer for the quote!!!

I guess the man who wrote the the thing I had read had wrong info or wanted to make it more dramatic. I canīt imagine what it must have been for Maria.

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 03:55:32 PM »
What was the relationship whit his children? I read that Olga was close to him, but what about TMAA?

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Re: Nicholas' relationship with sibblings
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2009, 04:37:08 AM »
nichoals was a devoted a nd loving father to all his children, and even though Alexei could have been his greatest joy (being a Heir) I donīt thionk he everreally madfe differences among them. He spend a lot of time with Ogla, because she was very intelligent and frank and could discuss politics with him, but he also though Tatiana would be the one to take care of her parents when old. Maria was by many considered his favourite and iīs truth she was probabyl the most devoted the him. And as far as I know he loved Anastasia all the same.

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Re: Nicholas' relationship with sibblings
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2009, 06:39:21 PM »
Poor Marie, she must suffered a lot for the death of her young son, I felt so sad after
read it, thank you very much!!!

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Re: Nicholas' relationship with sibblings
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2009, 08:16:10 AM »
Xenia's diary tells the story well, alas.  Although we have no proof of it, Nicholas probably felt the loss not only of his closest brother, but also of a man in his generation in whom he could have confided, sought help, and leaned upon when necessary.  So politically it was a big loss.  GD Olga, I believe, comments that Gyorgy was quite intelligent.  And in the book Romanov Autumn, Zeepvat makes the interesting point that NII started his reign with basically no male sibling support and young, dominating uncles.  His father had 4 healthy adult brothers at the beginning of his reign, all younger than himself, thus he was able to break free from his uncles' influence.  I wonder if AP Forum has ever discussed the bullying of uncles. (?)

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Re: Nicholas' relationship with sibblings
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 08:49:01 AM »
Yes, Nicholas had four healthy - and tall - adult uncles, two of whom were respectively only 10 and 8 years older than he was, and all with strong personalities. By contrast, at the time he succeeded one brother was in the Caucasus for his health, and the other was still a boy. Gyorgy was never in a position to give him much support, and as far as I know Mikhail didn't do much even when he was adult (and before he got involved with Natalya Wulfert).