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Offline Dominic_Albanese

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #120 on: December 18, 2007, 04:37:50 PM »
Folks - Probably many of you have seen this already, but today I stumbled across an article (and great pictures) of the reburial of Empress Marie from the Romanov Family Association Web site.  For those who haven't seen this and are interested in the topic - this site is worth a look.

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http://www.romanovfundforrussia.org/family/empress.html

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #121 on: December 19, 2007, 04:46:43 AM »
Yes, thank you. I had not seen those pictures. I rarely check that site as it seems so rarely updated.
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Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #122 on: March 11, 2009, 05:51:32 PM »
It was a moving experience to see Marie Feodorovna's final resting place in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.  The guide hardly mentioned the tomb, but as soon as I saw her picture I knew.  Alexander III is buried behind her tomb.

http://s672.photobucket.com/albums/vv86/breheny/Another%20Yousoupov%20Palace/Dowager%20Empress/?action=view&current=DowagerEmpresssBurialPlace.jpg&newest=1

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #123 on: March 11, 2009, 06:35:59 PM »
Hi,

My goodness, when I was there last August, there was no picture on her tomb and we were not allowed to place flowers on it.
Things must have changed;  or maybe this was a special day, as I see several people in the background.  There weren't that many there the day I was there.

Larry

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #124 on: March 12, 2009, 03:50:03 PM »
I am not really sure why there were flowers and a picture at her tomb that particular day.  It was October 28, 2008, which I don't think was a special date.

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #125 on: March 12, 2009, 04:08:55 PM »
Hi,

My goodness, when I was there last August, there was no picture on her tomb and we were not allowed to place flowers on it.
Things must have changed;  or maybe this was a special day, as I see several people in the background.  There weren't that many there the day I was there.

Larry

April/May 2008 - there was no picture on the grave however there were flowers in vases at or near most of the graves. But I do not think that they were left by the 'tourists' - I think that the placement of 'tributes' is carefully orchestrated by the staff. All very tasteful actually. And we were almost alone in the church so were able to 'grieve' in peace. Nice.

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #126 on: March 12, 2009, 04:33:46 PM »
Hi,

October 28, 2008 -
The Dowager Empress died in Denmark on October 13, 1928, so this could be a tribute to her 80th anniversary of her death.  Isn't the Julian calendar 15 days behind the Gregorian??

Just my guess!!

Larry

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #127 on: March 12, 2009, 04:44:03 PM »
You are right Larry.

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Re: Marie Feodorovna's Final Resting Place
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2009, 03:30:18 AM »
I am not really sure why there were flowers and a picture at her tomb that particular day.  It was October 28, 2008, which I don't think was a special date.
The flowers and picture were still there when I visited last week of November, 2008.  I did over hear a guide explain to a group tour who she was.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #129 on: April 04, 2009, 11:51:21 AM »
She was a great lady and a good empress.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2009, 09:34:44 AM »
a fine lady and a tragic life. One must not forget
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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2009, 12:56:04 PM »
Well...Not all tragic. She had a great marriage with Sasha, something her sisters (especially Alix) can only envy.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #132 on: April 06, 2009, 04:38:58 PM »
Her marriage lasted 28 years, which is short taking into consideration than she and the emperor married young.

The worst that can happen to a parent is the death of a child, let alone four sons, her husband at a relatively young age (49), even at that time and five of her grandchildren were murdered, not to mention her first fiancÚ. 

She lost her house, her wealth, and a country she learned to love to what became a rogue state.

Indeed she had good moments with her family, for the time they lasted, but in summary I think there's little to envy there.

In any case she is buried now next to her husband; the mystery of what happened with Nicholas II's and his family's remains is now solved, so I hope she'll rest in peace.





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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #133 on: April 06, 2009, 05:05:01 PM »
Well...Not all tragic. She had a great marriage with Sasha, something her sisters (especially Alix) can only envy.

I'm not sure any of us is qualified to make such a determination.

She certainly had some happy times in childhood, in marriage, and even in widowhood. She also had much tragedy - the loss of her husband at a young age and outliving so many of her children.

The brutal way she was treated by Russia after the Revolution.

All in all, I think her life was a difficult one, but that's just my opinion.

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Re: Reburial of Empress Marie & her final resting place in Russia
« Reply #134 on: April 07, 2009, 08:41:04 AM »
By tragic I meant the death of Nicholas, her grandchildren and so many of her relatives. Loss of home , status, wealth and country. One cannot imagine what she must have felt in all of this.
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