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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2006, 02:45:00 PM »
I definitely like him. And would loved to have met him, get to know him, especially in his younger years. The closest I ever got though, was meeting a couple of old gents who did know him.  They confirmed to me that that just about everything said about him was true- including his sexuality. I think he would have been someone I could be on & off with. Fun for a while then a bit annoying and tiring. Someone at least I would need a rest from for a while.
His loyalty and generosity are not inflated either.
 I think Greg King's bio of Felix- THE MAN WHO KILLED RASPUTIN is probably the best contemporary account of his life. At least in English.
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« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2006, 06:51:43 PM »
I have read that, and he was fasacinating. He would have been interesting to know, for maybe a day for me, then I think I would have gotten a little put off. He was very flamboyant, and I think everything said about him down the years is true, actually, and I am not surprised they confirmed that to you, those you talked with. I think his personality was quite apprarent, whatever way you want to take it.

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« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2006, 04:00:52 PM »
I definitely like him. And would loved to have met him, get to know him, especially in his younger years. The closest I ever got though, was meeting a couple of old gents who did know him.  They confirmed to me that that just about everything said about him was true- including his sexuality. I think he would have been someone I could be on & off with. Fun for a while then a bit annoying and tiring. Someone at least I would need a rest from for a while.
His loyalty and generosity are not inflated either.
 I think Greg King's bio of Felix- THE MAN WHO KILLED RASPUTIN is probably the best contemporary account of his life. At least in English.

Who were the "old gents" that knew him so well?

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« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2006, 10:50:34 AM »
Whoever they were, what they said seems true to me.

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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2006, 04:16:32 PM »

I think he would have been someone I could be on & off with. Fun for a while then a bit annoying and tiring. Someone at least I would need a rest from for a while.


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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2006, 06:06:06 PM »
Jacquline, that was 30 years ago. The "old gents" were school mates.  When I met them,. Felix was already dead and they soon followed, I imagine. I had no reason to dis-believe anything they said, as I was introduced to them by a rather well known author, who specialised in royal subjects.
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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2006, 08:06:55 AM »
I just think he has his place in history. that was the role he had to fulfill, the murderer of rasputin. it all makes sense in the end.
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« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2006, 10:00:51 AM »
Well, he did fulfil this role, but he also fulfilled other roles as well. I think he was a complicated person, who it is only fair to remember had other roles as well. Those roles may not have made him famous, but they still were important. He is a very complicated person, but he was quite a character if you will, and that makes him great fun to read about, if not to understand. I think his main role is to be interesting in history, more for who he was, than what he did.

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« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2006, 08:59:37 AM »
He is beyond a doubt very fascinating....a larger than life character.   I would never want him as  a friend though.  He was too flakey and too unreliable.   He also loved to embellish stories.  Am I allowed to use the word "b*llsh*tter* on this site?  ;D

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« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2006, 11:55:56 AM »
Well, he was flaky and unreliable, but always interesting. He wasn't the most honest of people, but he was so flamboyant and entertaining. I think he had his own version of life, that he always lived to the exclusion of normal reality. Before the revolution, though, his world was far from real, and even after he lived an atomsphere that no doubt made him even more of a flamboyant character.

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« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2007, 06:43:07 AM »
He is beyond a doubt very fascinating....a larger than life character.   I would never want him as  a friend though.  He was too flakey and too unreliable.   He also loved to embellish stories.  Am I allowed to use the word "b*llsh*tter* on this site?  ;D


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« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2007, 07:21:57 PM »
I love the guy. I wouldn't exchange one Felix for a hundred Alexandras. :)
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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2007, 08:35:52 PM »
He is the epitome of the corruption of the last years of the Romanovs. He probably had something quite sinister to do with the death of his older brother. He does nothing with his wealth except to lead a hedonistic existence in the demi-underworld of the time. He marries without love. And he then violates the laws of hospitality by inviting a man into his home with the intent to murder him. If we can believe his story, which is a big IF, then he then becomes a cowardly assassin by shooting the man in the back. When he bends to examine the man's body and it shows signs of life, he flees in terror, screaming like a teenage girl as far as he can. Then, he does nothing with his life but live off the story which he embelishes and re-invents on each occassion. He breaks his promise to his fellow conspirators. He spends the rest of his life feeding off this one moment in time.
If he hadn't been involved in the Rasputin murder none of us today would probably have ever heard of him or know who he was. He had his 15 minutes of fame and then made the most of it by milking it for all he could get.

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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2007, 10:52:14 PM »
I suppose I can say that I like him. He may not have been an entirely good person (who is?), but he had several good deeds worth noting. After he and his wife went into exile, and left most of their fortune behind, he was still kind enough to provide financial aid to those who needed it. When G.D. Michael's widow, Natasha, became poverty-stricken, he was the only one who bothered to help (I can't be sure though, I can't remember where I read this!).
I also think he is a hilarious prankster!  ;D
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Re: Your personal opinion on Felix Yusupov
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2007, 06:25:47 AM »
He is the epitome of the corruption of the last years of the Romanovs. He probably had something quite sinister to do with the death of his older brother. He does nothing with his wealth except to lead a hedonistic existence in the demi-underworld of the time. He marries without love. And he then violates the laws of hospitality by inviting a man into his home with the intent to murder him. If we can believe his story, which is a big IF, then he then becomes a cowardly assassin by shooting the man in the back. When he bends to examine the man's body and it shows signs of life, he flees in terror, screaming like a teenage girl as far as he can. Then, he does nothing with his life but live off the story which he embelishes and re-invents on each occassion. He breaks his promise to his fellow conspirators. He spends the rest of his life feeding off this one moment in time.
If he hadn't been involved in the Rasputin murder none of us today would probably have ever heard of him or know who he was. He had his 15 minutes of fame and then made the most of it by milking it for all he could get.

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It is impossible for me to indicate a favorable response concerning this pathological individual. His "memory" of the murder contains little original thought and reads like a trashy novel. Such a pity that whilst strutting like a stuffed ostrich around Paris he failed to declare the truth about the horrendous crime in which he participated and admit the wrongful act of extinguishing the life of an innocent human being in the manner he and his co-conspirators had contrived. Instead, in exile he publicly profited from his transgression in almost heroic terms.   

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