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Re: Grand Duke Konstantin (KR) and his family- discussion and pictures, Part II
« Reply #255 on: February 09, 2015, 06:27:41 AM »
The name of the estate, Slepow Koniec, seems elusive, though. It's probably not in Estonia, as it doesn't sound like (Germanized or Russified) Estonian at all. In Russian Слепов конец means something like End of the Blind.

It's in the St. Petersburg Governate.

Other spellings are Slepov-Konez.

Anyone who has any idea where this place might be? I got curious, but couldn't find it.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Princess Elena Petrovna as a little girl (in white) with her family



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ah, alright. Thanks for the information. Did you just recognize the instrument correctly or can I read this information somewhere? I find it hard to get information on KR's children.
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ah, alright. Thanks for the information. Did you just recognize the instrument correctly or can I read this information somewhere? I find it hard to get information on KR's children.

Some info on Prince Igor's hobbies one can find in the correspondence of his relatives - father, mother, siblings - recently published in Russian. Right now I don't remember exactly anything on his hobbies...In that photo he plays balalaika - I recognize by the fingerboard.

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Okay. Thanks for the information.
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The photos are from 1911--depending on when exactly, they were either engaged or married. They married in Sept 1911 so it's probably before marriage. I don't know where the photos were taken though. They are a series of photos on one sheet donated to the British archives in 2009.
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Thanks for that. I was guessing it was around engagement time.
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The name of the estate, Slepow Koniec, seems elusive, though. It's probably not in Estonia, as it doesn't sound like (Germanized or Russified) Estonian at all. In Russian Слепов конец means something like End of the Blind.

It's in the St. Petersburg Governate.

Other spellings are Slepov-Konez.

Anyone who has any idea where this place might be? I got curious, but couldn't find it.

OK, so one the Russian Wikipedia definitions of конец is:
устаревшая единица территориального деления населённого пункта, охватывающая одну или несколько улиц (ремесленный конец, рыбацкий конец). Как правило, такое деление возникало в небольших посёлках и городках и позже становилось тем или иным районом.
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an old unit of territorial division of settlements, covering one or more streets (craftsmen's end, fishermen's end). As a rule, such a division arise in small villages and towns, and later became one way or another a district.

So a division of a village or small town called "Blind End", meaning it was inhabited by blind people or was a dead end would seem possible.

There are two villages in Leningradskaya Oblast called simply Конец today, both situated southeast and east of Lake Ladoga, but it doesnt look like it's any of them.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 07:05:42 AM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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FYI

In Part I of this topic (2004), mention is made of V. Motsardo's book on Grand Duke Constantine (KR), where it was stated that it is out of print.

Recently I came across Motsardo's Russian-language film on KR, on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpfAsweTGQY
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 10:34:19 AM by Inok Nikolai »
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Tatiana Konstantinovna, her nephew Vselovod, Prince Vladimir Kyrilovich and Grand Duke Dmitri Konstantinovich at the occassion of Kyra Kyrilovna´s marriage


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Princess Irene Bagration has reposed.

She was married to KR's grandson, Pr. Teimuraz Bagration.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1468725/princess-irina-bagration-19262015/
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