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Offline Abby

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Friends/Social life?
« on: January 15, 2005, 05:59:20 PM »
I never read anything or saw any photos which suggested that Alexei had any girlfriends or love interests...having his life taken away from him when he was barely 14, I don't think he had a lot of time to meet girls or anything, especially since the imperial children didn't have a lot of contact with other children outside the Romanov's extensive family (and they didn't even play with their cousins that much)!

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2005, 06:12:25 PM »
AlexeiLVR,

Alexei was too young, he didn't have a love life,...way to young. It seems to me that Alexei was not really into girls yet,..mostly of illness and in exile...

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2005, 07:41:13 PM »
Alexei was not a regular boy who had a lot of interaction with outsiders. He had several friends who were boys who were carefully selected to be his playmates, and he had his sisters. When the family went into exile, they were not permitted to interact with anyone other than the servants and the guards. Not much chance for a romance there  ;).
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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2005, 08:42:07 PM »
The Tsarevich and his family were imprisoned in their own palace in Tsarskoe Selo soon after his father had to give up the Russian throne.  Their beloved home was no longer a private place and not nearly as clean.   Add all this to whatever deprivations and hardships Alexei Nikolaevich had borne due to his illness, and whatever isolation from the world rendered him somewhat of a lonely boy....

Very few friends remained in Alexei's circle after March 1917.  Two boys, his best friend Kolya Derevenko and a palace servant, Leonid Sednev, were the young prince's last peers.  Both of them accompanied the Imperial Family to Tobolsk on the last day of July 1917.   Kolya Derevenko got a second to last letter from Alexei probably just before his final illness and the journey he took with his sisters to rejoin his parents and Maria Nikolaevna in Yekaterinburg.  Leonid Sednev was sent away from the Ipatiev House the day before the Tsarevich and his family were murdered.

The only girl that even remotely figures in any prince and princess story involving Alexei was Princess Ileana of Romania.  The two little royal children met before the First World War, when the royal families of Russia and Romania got together in Costanza and Prince Carol of Romania meant to propose to Olga Nikolaevna.  Little Ileana was four years younger than the Tsarevich - still a boyish prankster at his age, but coming up with his own innocent proposal to her, no doubt in order to make things right.
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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2005, 09:25:14 PM »
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wat? he wanted to propose to Ileana? ahhhhhhhh!



No,..my dear,  prince Carol ( Ileana's older brother) wanted to marry Olga Nikolaievna. but she didn't wanted to marry Carol... Alexei did not propose to Ileana..........

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2005, 09:26:57 PM »
But maybe if Alexei got to be 16-9 he maybe wanted too.

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2005, 09:43:45 PM »
I'm not sure.....

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2005, 11:14:39 PM »
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wat? he wanted to propose to Ileana? ahhhhhhhh!

and y were they inprisoned in their own home?


Really, you should try reading some history. This is exceedingly basic stuff.
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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005, 12:59:23 AM »
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Excuse me Darth Olga,  >:( but i'm Russian and proably know morre about their history than you!


Apparently you don't since you don't know the basics about their life under house arrest in 1917 at Tsarskoe Selo.  Like Olga Rodionovna (hi!) said--do some reading before you come around asking very basic questions. :)

They were under house arrest from March to August 1917 at the Alexander Palace, then transferred to Tobolsk in August of that year.  In April of 1918 Nicholas, Alexandra, Maria and others of their suite went to Ekaterinburg (supposedly they were to go to Moscow but obviously that didn't happen).  In May of 1918 Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia and Alexei followed them.  So technically they were all imprisoned/under house arrest for those two years.

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2005, 02:23:40 AM »
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Excuse me Darth Olga,  >:( but i'm Russian and proably know morre about their history than you!


Well, if you know so much about their history, why are you asking a question that even a beginner to the Romanovs knows?

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i just didn't understand y they were under house arest! i read about them 24/7


Surely reading about them 24/7 would enable you to come across material about the imprisonment at the Alexander Dvoryets.  


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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2005, 03:25:02 AM »
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Surely reading about them 24/7 would enable you to come across material about the imprisonment at the Alexander Dvoryets.  


Apparently not!  It amuses me, these kids who think they know everything... (and I feel old calling someone a kid).

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2005, 07:43:12 AM »
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k omg how old r all of u? u all use such weird language like grown ups!


You mean the fact that we speak properly?

I'm at the ripe old age of 16.6 years.
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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2005, 07:46:56 AM »
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k omg how old r all of u? u all use such weird language like grown ups!

his is way too ridiculous  Roll Eyes  
 
And, really, do some reading AlexeiLVR, it's all in the books, 'hidden in plain sight'.
 
But speaking of Alexis & girl-friends, I don't think it's wise to compare present day 12/13 year olds to early 1900s boys.

when i said girlfriends i ment girl friends (friends that are girls)


maybe we use such language because we are grown ups.  does that bother you?

anyway, here is about as close as alexei got to having a girlfriend.



it really is such a sweet picture.  so full of promise and happy hopes.
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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2005, 07:47:57 AM »
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2. If you're only talking about Alexis' friends that are girls, why label this thread "Alexei's friends and love life"?


LOL...good suggestion, Alex.  I would also propose the name "Romper Room"

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2005, 12:09:17 PM »
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Excuse me Darth Olga,  >:( but i'm Russian and proably know morre about their history than you!


Just because you are Russian doesn't mean you know more about Russian history than people who aren't. To not know that the family was imprisioned in Alexander Palace doesn't convince me that you know very much. Maybe you should read Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie to refresh your knowledge.

I still confused about what you consider "grown-up talk".