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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2005, 02:46:15 AM »



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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2005, 03:05:12 AM »
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 Also, he felt he was growing old and weak.  He sought a teenager to "revive" him and to give him young children to play with.  

He could also have played with his grandchildren or go in the kindergarten! ;D

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2005, 03:19:25 AM »

(fingers on the chin as always :))

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2005, 06:00:09 AM »
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He could also have played with his grandchildren or go in the kindergarten! ;D


He sought a woman who would love him. And love as if he is not THE EMPEROR but just an ordinary man.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2005, 06:16:13 AM »
Maria Alexandrovna was a nice and intelligent woman, devoted to her family and duties, undoubtedly a great woman...but she was more a saint and heavenly creature  than an ordinary flesh-and-blood woman (like Ekaterina Dolgorukaya with her unceremoniousness and simple ways).

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2005, 08:28:14 AM »
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.....but she was more a saint and heavenly creature  than an ordinary flesh-and-blood woman (like Ekaterina Dolgorukaya with her unceremoniousness and simple ways)


That sounds to me exactly the sort of thing Alexander II was saying to himself when he broke his marriage vows and dumped her in favour of a younger woman.  There is no indication Maria Alexandrovna was unduly pretentious, just that she was older and presumably less 'fresh'.  She might have been saintly but only in putting up with Alexander's selfish behaviour.  

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2005, 02:37:49 PM »
Such wonderful pictures! She has such a cold gaze - tired, worn... And she looks so petite, especially in the photographs...
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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2005, 01:59:49 PM »
She does look so petite in those photo's. She also was trying to help in the dispute about  G.D. Marie marrying the Duke of Edinburugh. She actually in a way reminds me of Princess Alice.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2005, 12:35:26 AM »
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She does look so petite in those photo's. She also was trying to help in the dispute about  G.D. Marie marrying the Duke of Edinburugh. She actually in a way reminds me of Princess Alice.


In what way? Why Princess Alice?

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2005, 08:10:35 AM »
I do not think that she did not love her husband.  The affair he had on the side with Dolgorukaya hurt her very much and his children were all very upset at him.  I personally think as life goes, in so many marriages especially today, when husbands reach a "certain" age, many (not all) get this wanderlust...  How the heck can Maria Alexandrovna compete with a young girl, bearing in mind the health problems she had.  I personally think her husband is also to blame for her failing health in a psychosomatic sort of way.  She is one of my favourite members of the Imperial Family, on whose sarcophagus I have twice went and laid peonies.  This is a woman of great depth, wisdom and character.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2005, 07:32:21 AM »
Poor Marie! :-[ I feel so sorry for her.

If i ever die and go to heaven, first thing i'll do is give Marie a hug. Well if i go the other place, i'll make that a pit stop! ;) :P

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2005, 07:34:19 AM »
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Poor Marie! :-[ I feel so sorry for her.

If i ever die and go to heaven, first thing i'll do is give Marie a hug. Well if i go the other place, i'll make that a pit stop! ;) :P



LOL--I'll go to the other place straight away, so there won't be any chance of ME hugging her...I really do admire her.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2005, 01:47:52 PM »
Alexander II. with his Children: Maria,Sergej, Pavel, Alexander, Alexej and Nikolaj (left to write), 1861


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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2005, 02:05:02 PM »


Maria Alexandrovna as an ill woman