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Offline Mutley

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One Hundred Years On
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:07:24 AM »
July 17th/18th this year will, as all of us realise, be the Centenary of the dreadful and pointless massacre of the Russian Imperial Family.

Does anyone know of any special commemorations that are being made?

Also, does anyone know of any Films or TV Documentaries that are being prepared? My own preference would be for strongly factual material based on historical and scientific research.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 12:05:22 AM »
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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 03:23:18 PM »
According to articles I've read over the past few months, no official commemoration is planned in Russia.  The reason is simple; nobody knows how to go about marking the Imperial Family's murder in a way that does not celebrate it, nor bring unwanted attention to the government's involvement with the assassination.   

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:10:23 PM »
One week to go. It will be interesting to see what happens in Russia, quite apart from official recognition of the event.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 07:49:50 PM »
July 17th/18th this year will, as all of us realise, be the Centenary of the dreadful and pointless massacre of the Russian Imperial Family.

Does anyone know of any special commemorations that are being made?

Also, does anyone know of any Films or TV Documentaries that are being prepared? My own preference would be for strongly factual material based on historical and scientific research.

Here is what is being planned by the Russian Orthodox Church: https://royalrussia.news/2018/06/22/ekaterinburg-diocese-confirms-visit-of-patriarch-kirill-to-the-ural-capital/
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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 12:52:49 PM »
https://royalrussia.news/2018/06/22/ekaterinburg-diocese-confirms-visit-of-patriarch-kirill-to-the-ural-capital/

There will be a series of events this week in Yekaterinburg. There will be a pilgrimage from the site of the Ipatiev House to the Four Brothers mine.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 01:59:20 PM »
Nice to hear. I can only wish to have been there myself on this hallowed anniversary. I feel like everything in Romanov fandom has been building up to this moment for many years now...and here we are, a full century since their murders and the announcing of the 'Red Terror' to the world.

Any estimates on crowd size for the procession? I hear more than 60,000 showed up last year and, with the combination of it being the hundredth anniversary along with the throngs of foreign guests still in Russia for the recently concluded World Cup, I'm wondering if this year's attendance could push past 100,000!

For those Romanov devotees out there who might be checking into this page today and tomorrow, are any of you present at Ekaterinburg/Ganina Yama? If so please don't spare us photos/news/stories of the events taking place.
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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 04:38:04 PM »
It's strange almost that it's finally here, having passed 2am in Ekaterinburg, that the moment which, has indeed, been building up for so long has finally arrived. It's an emotional and reflective moment I'm sure for lots of us here, remembering the things that brought us here, and the ways we've changed since. I'll be attending a service of remembrance for the IF tomorrow at the Russian Orthodox church in London, which, like tonight, I approach with great emotion. Sending thoughts to all tonight, and great thanks to all of you and the forum for the part it has played in creating an enduring afterlife for the IF, even a century on.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 11:03:47 AM »
Helen Azar is leading a group that's there in Ekaterinburg. I don't have all the names, but have heard from Laura Mabee.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 09:06:46 PM »
Lisa) I was in contact with Helen a while back about this trip she put together & hosted. It looked like a dream and was surprisingly affordable. I gave some serious thought to attending but ultimately it wasnít doable with my little guy Andrew having been born 14-months ago...I hope theyíre having an amazing time and can relay some of their experiences to who arenít able to attend.

Laura O) Lovely thoughts and I concur with you 100%. Im staying up late tonight and taking the morning off work tomorrow. Iíve been immersing myself in some Romanov themed material for the first time in quite a while. Putting a positive spin on an otherwise solemn anniversary.
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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 12:05:27 AM »
Yeah, the day is finally here.  I wish I could have been in Ekaterinburg myself,  but such a trip would cost a lot of money that I don't have.

Still, I'm glad that some of us are over there. So this board is represented. 

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 06:40:14 AM »
Sorry,

I created another topic for my tribute because I did not see this one.

I also hoped to be in Russia for the centenary, but life is full of constraints.

It was a very emotional moment that night ... Strangely, it was festive everywhere in France with the world cup, and I thought only of the imperial family.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 07:02:49 AM »
Same for me Page (i'm french too)
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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 07:18:06 AM »
Glad to know that we were at least two French people thinking about the imperial family tonight.

But I would have preferred to commemorate this centenary in 2058. It's so sad to commemorate in 2018 the centenary of the deaths of people born in 1901 or 1904.

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Re: One Hundred Years On
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 11:55:21 AM »
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It's so sad to commemorate in 2018 the centenary of the deaths of people born in 1901 or 1904.

The Bolsheviks were violent, bloodthirsty criminals, and murdering innocent young women, and sickly boy, who probably would not have lived to see his 25th birthday, hammers that home.
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