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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2006, 11:53:31 AM »
why are they reburying her? where is she buried now?

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2006, 12:00:25 PM »
Next to her husband Sasha in St. Petersburg. She is currently at the chuch is Roshike. Her coffin is open for the people to see and say goodbye. She will be moved on her last voyage on 26th August. I might go to Denmark to see her off... :'(

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2006, 12:01:56 PM »
Sorry I mean the room where her coffin is laid in the church will be open. Not the coffin itself. Sorry for the mistake.  :P

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2006, 10:57:15 PM »
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Sorry I mean the room where her coffin is laid in the church will be open. Not the coffin itself.
ah...you make me beleive for one moment that the coffin itself was going to be open... :-X

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2006, 08:15:39 PM »
Well...It is still nice to see the coffin, after that it will be lowered into the crypt...

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2006, 05:55:34 PM »
I don't think that the coffin is on display - Dagmar's crypt is open to the public(it always has been closed). Her coffin sits in a stone (or maybe it is wood - its hard to tell - for a picture see Coryne Hall's Little Mother of Russia) sarcophagus      

Here are a couple of articles related to this:

http://www.cphpost.dk/get/79763.html

Cathedral opens crypt to public
01.07.2004
  
Following years of speculation, a firm date has been set for the transfer of the remains of Czarina Maria Feodorovna (ne Dagmar of Denmark) to Russia, to be re-interred alongside her husband, Czar Alexander III. Ahead of the historic 2006 move, the Danish public will have the opportunity to pay respects at Dagmar's newly opened crypt, where the dowager empress' polished wood casket has lain since her death in 1928.

'The interest among Danes as well as Russians has been enormous. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of visitors here,' said Roskilde Cathedral museum inspector Anette Kruse.

Kruse told daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten last week that the local parish council in Roskilde had received special permission from the Royal Court to open the crypt to the public.

Descendants of Alexander III's younger brother led a campaign to repatriate Dagmar's remains to Russia. In 2001, Nikolai Romanov appealed to Queen Margrethe, who gave her permission for the late empress' remains to be moved to the Cathedral of Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg, traditional resting place for the Romanov czars.

Negotiations stalled when Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled an official visit to Denmark in 2002, protesting the country's decision to host the Chechen World Congress, and Denmark's refusal to extradite exiled Chechen dignitary Akmed Sakajev.

Relations between the two countries eventually normalised, as Foreign Minister Per Stig Mller resumed talks with his Russian colleague, and Queen Margrethe sent a written appeal to President Putin. The diplomatic crisis led to a minor delay in the planned transfer of Dagmar's sarcophagus, which is now slated to take place in 2006, marking the 140th anniversary of the Danish born princess' arrival in Russia.

Anette Kruse told Jyllands-Posten that transferring Dagmar's remains to Russia was 'the right thing to do.'

'This is the reunion of a married couple, so why should Denmark stand in the way? We've also had the pleasure of reuniting royal spouses,' said Kruse, noting that King Christian II's bride, Isabella of Burgundy, died and was buried in Ghent. Her remains were later transferred to Odense following a diplomatic request.

'Of course it's a little sad for Roskilde Cathedral to lose the Empress. But despite the interest in her life, I don't think it will impact the volume of visitors to the church,' said Kruse.
 

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http://www.cphpost.dk/get/79480.html

Roskilde Cathedral opens Dagmar's crypt  
24.06.2004
  
In 2006, the sarcophagus of Danish-born Czarina Dagmar will be re-interred in Russia, alongside her late husband Czar Alexander III. Ahead of the move, Roskilde Cathedral has opened Dagmar's crypt to the public  
  
Following years of speculation, a firm date has been set for the transfer of the remains of Czarina Maria Feodorovna (ne Dagmar of Denmark) to Russia, to be re-interred alongside her husband, Czar Alexander III. Ahead of the historic 2006 move, the Danish public will have the opportunity to pay respects at Dagmar's newly opened crypt, where the dowager empress's polished wood casket has lain since her death in 1928.

"The interest among Danes as well as Russians has been enormous. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of visitors here," said Roskilde Cathedral museum inspector Anette Kruse.

Kruse told daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten that the local parish council in Roskilde had received special permission from the Royal Court to open the crypt to the public.

Descendants of Alexander III's younger brother led a campaign to repatriate Dagmar's remains to Russia. In 2001, Nikolai Romanov appealed to Queen Margrethe, who gave her permission for the late empress's remains to be moved to the Cathedral of Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg, traditional resting place for the Romanov czars.

Negotiations stalled when Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled an official visit to Denmark in 2002, protesting the country's decision to host the Chechen World Congress, and Denmark's refusal to extradite exiled Chechen dignitary Akmed Sakajev.

Relations between the two countries eventually normalized, as Foreign Minister Per Stig Mller resumed talks with his Russian colleague, and Queen Margrethe sent a written appeal to President Putin. The diplomatic crisis led to a minor delay in the planned transfer of Dagmar's sarcophagus, which is now slated to take place in 2006, marking the 140th anniversary of the Danish born princess's arrival in Russia.

Anette Kruse told Jyllands-Posten that transferring Dagmar's remains to Russia was "the right thing to do."

"This is the reunion of a married couple, so why should Denmark stand in the way? We've also had the pleasure of reuniting royal spouses," said Kruse, noting that King Christian II's bride, Isabella of Burgundy, died and was buried in Ghent. Her remains were later transferred to Odense following a diplomatic request.

"Of course it's a little sad for Roskilde Cathedral to lose the Empress. But despite the interest in her life, I don't

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2006, 07:40:00 AM »
MF's coffin is made of wood. She lies in a private family crypt that contains several other members of the Danish RF.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2006, 02:05:24 PM »
I see no difficulty, if indeed the couple had made plans to be buried together. All the more if the Royal Danish House has no reason to the reburial, then I feel iho they should be. To have one's wishes carried through in terms of burial, should be honored.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2006, 09:49:03 PM »
Yes...the technical word is when the time is ripe....is it ?  :-?

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2006, 02:56:41 AM »
Hi Eric,

i'm somewhat wondering in your question, if by your using the word technical, are you really meaning is it within a politically correct time frame ?

Guess two reasons I thought it seemed ok was purely from the understanding that the IF has been given official burial, and my second reason, because the Royal Danish Family thought it was the right time. I'm sure before the Dowager Empress death, she must have made statement that if at all possible for her body to be buried in Russia. But, back to your question,
'is it the right time'? I don't know, except to say, it would be only in respect of the Dowager Empress right to be buried alongside her husband. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2006, 06:17:26 AM »
The Dowager Empress made her wishes during a period of unrest in Russia, so it was always understood she will be ging back when the time is right. Is the time right now ? I guess since Nicholas II and his family were reburied, it seemed that Minny should rejoin her beloved Sasha in St. Petersburg.  ::)  

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2006, 11:56:06 AM »
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 I am glad to hear that she will reburied next to her Sasha. Nicky and Alex were reburied finally being murdered together nearly 90 yrs ago in the Fortess of Saint and Paul, why shouldn't Minny? She gave herself to the people of Russia as Grand Duchess to Sasha, then as His Empress for 13 years.her only fault lay in her persecution of Alexandra Fedorovona, but on the whole she did all she could even ( the books say) with privatley interceding with Edward 7th through his wife Qeen Alexandra to keep Russia in the Entante Cordiale... she should be accorded the honors of laying next to her beloved husband she earned it!!!!

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2006, 07:33:58 AM »
Latest press release is that the ceremony in Denmark will be attended by the Danish Royal family, Government and Russian Church on 23. september. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will attend the funeral in Skt. Petersburg on September 28.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2006, 07:50:04 AM »
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Latest press release is that the ceremony in Denmark will be attended by the Danish Royal family, Government and Russian Church on 23. september. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will attend the funeral in Skt. Petersburg on September 28.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2006, 09:18:32 AM »
Arturo Beeche, publisher of the European Royal History Journal, is taking a small group of people to St. Petersburg for 10 days in September 2006.  We will be there during the time of the reburial.  I haven't seen the complete itinerary yet but I'm hoping we will at least get to watch the procession.  I'm already counting the weeks until we go.  My first trip overseas!