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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2005, 05:02:21 PM »
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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2005, 03:31:09 AM »
Reviving this old thread  :)

More pics of Princess Ekaterina.





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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2005, 03:33:07 AM »
With her children, Georgiy and Olga



With her sister-in-law, wife of her brother Mikhail


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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2005, 03:34:46 AM »
Well, she was not a great beauty but quite a charming lady,not very photogenic I think.

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2005, 07:48:19 AM »
Very interesting pictures!She looks very distiquished..who was her sister in law?Are there any portraits of Princess Dolgorukaya?

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2005, 08:09:16 AM »
Her sister-in-law was an Italian countess.

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2005, 01:13:11 AM »
Yes, Olga was very pretty but her sister Ekaterina was not.

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2005, 09:42:56 AM »
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QV to Vicky July 1880...
You say the youngest child wqs born at Livadia--that was last winter. But one was born there before! And one the very night the poor Grand Duchess Marie died. Is it not too disgusting?


A child born the night the Empress died ?
Was QV badly informed or was there a 5th child ?


1.Pr George Yurievsky (St.Petersburg 12 May 1872-Marburg 13 Sep 1913);  

2. Pss Olga Yurievsky (St.Petersburg 7 Nov 1874-Wiesbaden 10 Aug 1925);  

3. Boris (23 Feb 1876-11 Apr 1876), posthumously legitimated ;

4. Pss Catherine Yurievska (St.Petersburg 9 Sep 1878-North Hayling, England 22 Dec 1959);

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2005, 12:11:54 AM »
The quote mentions ""Grand Duchess Marie", not "The Empress". Might be QV  talked about Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, who died in 1876, the same year when Boris was born.

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2005, 11:35:50 AM »
Like many others I also have a copy of "Katia: Wife before God" and find it fascinating. When  read about the discovery in the Rothschild Archives of more letters between the lovers (2001 I think) I was prompted to buy this book.

My question is this: these additional letters were not available to the author of "Katia, Wife before God" and does anyone know of plans to write a new, updated book to include this find? When I consider that Alexander had an empire to run, and it was the custom for Tsars to work without private secretaries, how did he find the time to write so often to Katia (several times a day in many instances)?

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2006, 10:51:38 AM »
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how did he find the time to write so often to Katia (several times a day in many instances)?


British Prime Minister Asquith became infatuated with Venetia Stanley, a friend of his daughter's, and secretly wrote 2-3 letters a day to her - even during cabinet meetings and in the 1st world war.  I expect this insessant letter-writing was an outlet for these married men like Asquith and Alexander II who could not publically make demonstrations of affection towards their loved ones.

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2006, 11:52:08 AM »
That was helpful, thank you! It's just as well that letters were the only private means of communication so that many have survived today, rather than text messaging for example, that is lost to the historians of tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me though, if they have heard of plans to include the 3000 odd letters that were discoved in 2001, in a new or updated version of "Katia, wife before God" ?

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2006, 09:57:54 AM »
Ekaterina Dolgorukaya
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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2006, 04:23:07 PM »
I have found in our domestic interntet that there were 5000 letters between Ekaterina and Alexandr in the
archive of KGB. Now they were transfered into the GARF.
I would like to read a book made up from these letters very much.
I have the book of the letters of Catherine the Great.
I like to re-read this book very very much!!!!

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Re: Emperor Alexander and Princess Ekaterina Dolgoroukaya
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2006, 01:27:16 AM »
Museum of Peterhof have bought at one auction some letters between Alexandr II and Princess Dolgorukaya and these letters now are exhibited in the museum of new collections in Peterhof.