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Re: Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch, discussion and pictures
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2007, 10:45:37 AM »
I find that in the painted portrait above, he resembles his father AII so much and that he came to the same violent end only adds to the bitter irony.  No matter what is the view of him in his politics or personally, IMO it was an awful violent end.

Yet, as a younger man and as a child he looked so much like MA. 

Thank you so much for the photos. I have also never see the one with the feather in his had.  How old was he when that was taken?

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Re: Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch, discussion and pictures
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2007, 11:41:59 AM »
A portrait of young GD Sergei (by unknown artist)


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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2007, 02:04:08 PM »

Grand Duke Serge as a toddler


Grand Duke Serge and Paul with their Mother

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Re: Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch, discussion and pictures
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2007, 04:37:20 PM »
I know it's a bit off topic but I don't know where to post about Serguei Alexandrovitsh: in Radzinsky's book about Nicolas II, h said Sergei was rumored to be a homosexual and a alchoolic. I've already heard many times about this rumour on his homosexuality but never about him being an alchoolic. Have ever heard about it somewhere else? Was that just a rumour or it's base on facts?
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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2007, 08:02:51 PM »
What I've read on here about Radzinsky's writing is that he has a flair for the flamboyant.  He sometimes exaggerates and writes with a theatrical embellishment.  I've never read that Serge had a drinking problem and in fact, serious historians are now questioning if his brother Alexander III drank as much as has been claimed in writings since his death. 

While I am no Serge expert - I don't think I'd buy into this one based solely on Radzinsky.

Just my .02

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2007, 08:21:34 PM »
Indeed I have copies of original documents which Radzinsky claimed to have accessed and read.

It was not unusual to find that his written published "facts", dates and names were absent or at variance to the comparative material in my possession.

Not attributable in this case to editorial intervention or occassional typo, reading through his Russian language books (not the translations, which is another factor) one can only wonder why this is so.

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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2007, 08:34:38 PM »
... I've never read that Serge had a drinking problem and in fact, serious historians are now questioning if his brother Alexander III drank as much as has been claimed in writings since his death. 

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Grand Duke Sergei's presumed propensity for alcohol falls into the same orbit as that for Alexander III.

There is absolutely no documented evidence, diary comments or similar that directs one to consider these presumptions other than that they a myths of grand proportions.

My published article that includes the autopsy report contained in ERHJ, June, 2006, pp 11-20 certainly dispels the myth still held against Alexander III.

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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2007, 03:06:12 AM »
I don't think either AIII or Sergei had a drinking problem but that doesn't mean I don't think they would go out and have more than their share of drinks.  ;)

I found these on the Maria Pavlona thread. It was posted by pookiepie and I thought they were so insightful. You can see the tenderness Sergei had for Maria and Dmitry.





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Re: Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch, discussion and pictures
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2007, 04:28:28 AM »
thank you for your answers
The last photo is very cute! and pretty unexpected from sergei!
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Re: Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovitch, discussion and pictures
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2007, 01:11:20 PM »



Serge in 1861


Serge and Pavel in 1862


Serge 1862

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