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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2005, 01:00:16 PM »
what is the point of a Regiment?
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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2005, 01:01:42 PM »
was olga in the blue uniform?
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« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2005, 01:43:41 PM »
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Regiments are comprised of soldiers who fight battles, wars, etc. like any army. The purpose of having one? Mainly honorary I suppose. I guess it's a status thing, demonstrating the Czar and his family's leadership and power.

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was olga in the blue uniform?


Both she and Tatiana had blue uniforms. Olga's was light blue with a red skirt, Tatiana's, navy with yellow.
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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2005, 01:39:35 PM »
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Regiments are comprised of soldiers who fight battles, wars, etc. like any army. The purpose of having one? Mainly honorary I suppose. I guess it's a status thing, demonstrating the Czar and his family's leadership and power.


 Both she and Tatiana had blue uniforms. Olga's was light blue with a red skirt, Tatiana's, navy with yellow.


thank you. i'm still puzzled i mean like so a group of people fight for the imperial family. and each of the family has a group of soldgers.
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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2005, 04:16:55 PM »
Why do a group of people fight for the President of the US? Or anyone for that matter?

It's not that they had their own personal group of soldiers, but that certain regiments were named in honour of (for example) GD Olga or whoever - sometimes even Christ. Preobrazhenny which was one corps means Transfiguration, which is a big feast in the Orthodox Church. i am sure that every army in every country has regiments named after or in honour of people or events connected to that country.
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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2005, 06:02:21 PM »
Royals must earn their keep by fulfilling public assignments, plus it would have been an honor--even, perhaps, a morale-builder--for a regiment to be overseen and sponsored by a member of the royal family. Even today ceremonial sponsorship is scheduled into the duties of many royals, presidents, and prime ministers.

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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2005, 07:26:20 AM »
It is perhaps out of thema, but here is a modern avatar of the Hussard`s uniform.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/clairecher/DSCF0349.jpg

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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2005, 08:20:05 PM »
That is so cool.  Matuska.  The hats look identical to Olga's regimental hat.  Although the musuem photos don't have the same hats with the uniforms.  I also have to say that Tatiana's hat looked quiet ugly.

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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2005, 07:27:50 AM »
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Why do a group of people fight for the President of the US? Or anyone for that matter?

It's not that they had their own personal group of soldiers, but that certain regiments were named in honour of (for example) GD Olga or whoever - sometimes even Christ. Preobrazhenny which was one corps means Transfiguration, which is a big feast in the Orthodox Church. i am sure that every army in every country has regiments named after or in honour of people or events connected to that country.


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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2005, 07:22:19 PM »
Olga (seated at center) with her regiment, 5 August, 1913:


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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2005, 12:07:19 AM »
I am still surprised that those guards in Hesse or were ever it is wearing the same regimental helement as Olga.

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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2005, 01:18:55 PM »
Hmm...if they were the same rank I guess they would wear the same helmet...;)

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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2005, 04:35:13 PM »
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Hmm...if they were the same rank I guess they would wear the same helmet...;)


thats probly what it means. i'm shure they did the acact thing.
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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2005, 08:18:51 PM »
I mean in the modern picture. The hats look identical to olga's hat.

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Re: Olga's Regiment and Military Duties
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2005, 05:15:00 PM »
I read that Olga and Tatiana were assigned a regiment of soldiers to inspect, and I read the topic "regiment" already discussing the names of the regiments. If anyone knows more about their duties in the military and what this job was like for them, please post here!