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Offline Yelena Aleksandrovna

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2013, 04:11:36 PM »
Day 22: I also choose Peter the Great.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #181 on: June 08, 2013, 07:53:23 PM »
So much to postÖ
Day 8: (Favorite formal photo) That 1914 photo where all of them are looking through an album. It gives a sweet feeling of reminiscence. How I long to have a hold of that photo album, too!
Day 9: (Favourite Alexeiís photo) Thereís a picture of Alexei with his dog Joy sitting on grass, and it was posted before by TatianaZÖ a big screencap from GD Olga Nikolaevnaís photo album online ~
Day 10: (Favorite past Romanov) Itís Adini~! Plus, reading that Dru is doing a thesis about her makes me wish that she could finally publish that as a book someday because those she knows definitely arenít yet common knowledge! I hope all the best for you, Dru ^^
Oh my dear, I wish my university also lets students do thesis like yours! I could have enjoyed my whole thesis life had that been the case here~
Day 11: (Favorite Emperor/Empress) I love Empress Alix! Belated happy 141st birthday to her!
Day 12: (Favorite 1903 Winter Palace Costume Ball Outfit) I only know Empress Alixís so thatís my pick.
Day 13: (Romanovs you ship together) Alexei and Princess Astrid of Sweden who later became Queen of the Belgians!
Day 14: (Favorite child of Alexander III) Nicholas II. Despite some imperfections (halo, noneís perfect), heís one of the most ideal husbands Iíve known throughout Earthís history.
Day 15: (Favorite Child of Tsar Nicholas I) Adini again. Like what Dru said about her ; )
Day 16: (Best Alexandra photograph) Itís not really a solo photo of Alix but thereís this one taken of her, her sister Irene, QV & Prince Eddy in Balmoral (1881) where she was smiling sweetly. Her happiness comes out from her eyes on that photo!
Day 17: (Favorite Romanov movie) None. I havenít watched oneÖ
Day 18: (Favorite staff member) Pierre Gilliard. I love how he loves his students. I assume he also has albums with tones of pictures of them, but unfortunately they are in the hiding.
Day 19: (Favourite Mode of Transport) Standart, too!
Day 20: (Favourite Royal Relative) Hahaha, same with my dearie Yelena :: Aunt Alix, the Queen of King Edward VII : )
Day 21: (Romanov you loathe) The Vladimirovich branch, indeed!
Day 22: (Favourite ancestor of NAOTMAA) Yes, Peter the Great. So many things took a new turn in his time.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #182 on: June 08, 2013, 09:12:43 PM »
Catherine II.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #183 on: June 08, 2013, 09:32:07 PM »
day 22 Peter the great
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #184 on: June 09, 2013, 08:31:15 PM »
Day 23: Most accurate biography of the IF.

Not sure if it's fair to choose a photo album book, but "Love, Power, and Tragedy" is wonderful. Lots of information as well as photos.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #185 on: June 09, 2013, 08:43:46 PM »
Day 23: I haven't read very many so I'm obligated to choose

Romanov Autumn
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #186 on: June 09, 2013, 09:19:02 PM »
Day 10: (Favorite past Romanov) Itís Adini~! Plus, reading that Dru is doing a thesis about her makes me wish that she could finally publish that as a book someday because those she knows definitely arenít yet common knowledge! I hope all the best for you, Dru ^^
Oh my dear, I wish my university also lets students do thesis like yours! I could have enjoyed my whole thesis life had that been the case here~


Hi Grand Princess Shandroise!  Believe it or not, my goal really is to publish that book!  I'm working on my MFA in creative writing, and I have to write a book-length manuscript--I've spent years researching for this project, and I've had to translate most of my materials from German and Russian.  Most of my sources are pretty obscure, since Adini's story is not very well-known.  I hope you and others here on the Forum would like to read it, if I am fortunate enough to get it published one of these days :)  

Day 23:  I'm going to pick Romanov Autumn as well, if only because it covers more than Nicholas II and his family.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #187 on: June 10, 2013, 04:50:10 AM »
Day 22: Peter the Great

Day 23: Hm, I haven't really read any Romanov books to tell you the truth as most of my research is done online! I've read some of Nicholas and Alexandra so I'll go with that.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #188 on: June 10, 2013, 05:56:11 AM »
Day 23:  Romanov Autumn
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #189 on: June 10, 2013, 11:15:10 PM »
Day 24: Favorite photo of Nicholas.

http://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/1/4/14suryz08ufjusyj.jpg

This one. That's an adorable child.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #190 on: June 11, 2013, 09:31:31 AM »
Day 24:



the snow looks so majestic.
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #191 on: June 11, 2013, 12:05:13 PM »
Day 24:  I like your choice, Ryanne.  I'm gonna pick it too.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #192 on: June 11, 2013, 12:26:48 PM »
Day 23: Personally I haven't read any bio about the IF, the only source with biographical information about a Romanov that I've read are the Memoirs of Catherine the Great but it doesn't count.

Day 24: My favorite photo of NII is the next (he looks handsome and regal)


PD: Good luck with your Adini project Dru, I expect you can publish it really soon! :-)
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #193 on: June 12, 2013, 10:05:12 AM »
Day 25:

Favourite OTMA charitable act.

Tatiana, nursing the soldiers in WWI.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #194 on: June 12, 2013, 11:43:12 AM »
Day 25:

Favourite OTMA charitable act.

Tatiana, nursing the soldiers in WWI.


I agree Tim but will go more specific...

How about Tatiana setting up that committee to assist with displaced/refugees during the war? Apparently it continued to operate even after her death. A nice legacy.
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