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Offline matushka

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #210 on: June 22, 2012, 04:48:55 AM »
Actually, you misunderstand the history of what happened.  Marie Feodorovna was "persuaded" after the abdication to leave to the Crimea for safety.  She had no idea when she left Petrograd that she would never return.  She packed only for an extended stay in the Yalta area, not to leave Russia forever. 
Thank you. Amazing that wasn't thought of considering how bad things got for the family shortly  after the abdication , her son arrested and his family in captivity . But even if Marie Feodorovna thought it might be  forever, I can't see  the glass plates making the cut.( that is , coming along)  They were very heavy and would likely break anyway. Besides a large amount  of baggage would excite notice that one is fleeing ....perhaps not wise, nor in keeping with Marie's style...The Russian revolutions were careless  of people, but very careful with valuable objects and so the hope remains there is more to discover . 
Anne, Maria Fedorovna leave to the Crimea from KIEV, not from Petrograd. She let a big part of her things at Anichkov, where she never return after 1916, as far as I remember.

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Re: Question about and/or Help with Picture(s)
« Reply #211 on: June 26, 2012, 06:46:21 PM »
Wow, you mean she left Petrograd during the war and before the Revolution? That is amazing! Thank you for that information! It actually explains how she got to the Crimea in the first place...she wasn't in Petrograd when the Revolution happened. Thanks again

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