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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #240 on: January 13, 2009, 06:41:42 PM »
I never knew that Coca-cola was invented in the early 1900's! But then again, I never took the time to research. ::) That's a good question yeeee22! You could find some information by researching one of these questions:
1) Was marijuana available to Russians back then?
2) Was it popular?
3) Would Alexandra let her children use it?
Or you could use one of the links Sarushka posted. It might say in one of those threads. :-\  I think they used cigarettes though, because Erika posted:"...I am writing to you again and am smoking the cigarette which you gave to me at the time of Lent and I did not have time to smoke it. I am enjoying it now."

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #241 on: January 14, 2009, 02:09:29 AM »

3) Would Alexandra let her children use it?



Apparently the children did actually drink Cola.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #242 on: January 14, 2009, 08:53:28 AM »
so did they smoke marijuana to calm there nerves or cigaretts? because wasn't marjuana proscribed in those days to calm nerves?

Not that I'm aware of. The tsar favored a brand of Turkish cigarettes, and according to some sources Alexandra smoked French cigarettes early in her marriage.
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #243 on: January 14, 2009, 05:11:07 PM »

3) Would Alexandra let her children use it?



Apparently the children did actually drink Cola.
Leyla, I was not talking about Coca-cola, I was talking about marijuana.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #244 on: January 14, 2009, 08:10:57 PM »
Do they smoke because they want to be relaxed?

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #245 on: January 14, 2009, 08:35:22 PM »
 I'm pretty sure they smoked when the war began because they might have been nervous or depressed. I've never heard of them smoking before the war, though.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #246 on: January 14, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
There's a picture where Anastasia was smoking but Nicholas held the cigarette for her. It can be found on her Pictures thread (but it would take you too long to see her picture), or just search for that picture in the Search toolbar?(I don't what that is called). I hope you'll find it. Sorry Jennifer.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #247 on: January 14, 2009, 10:57:11 PM »
I'm pretty sure they smoked when the war began because they might have been nervous or depressed. I've never heard of them smoking before the war, though.

Before the war, they probably weren't considered old enough to smoke. ;-)
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #248 on: January 15, 2009, 01:40:04 AM »
Did marijuana have effects on Alix and Nicky?

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #249 on: January 15, 2009, 04:03:48 AM »
I had a giggle at the last post sorry if I find your questions amusing in a very immature way.   
Did Marijuana have effects on Alix and Nicky?
Answer of course it would have had effects for example, they would have felt calm and mellowed.   Try looking it up on wikepdia for the effects of smoking marijuana.

How I know of these is cause my boyfriend is an avid user.  I don't smoke however.
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #250 on: January 15, 2009, 07:03:47 AM »
Oh probably my bad english caused confusion. I know the effects of marijuana but were there any new effects on them just like being moodier or silent. I'm just kind of curious that's why i posted it. Well, you answered my question, rosieposie. Thanks a lot.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #251 on: January 15, 2009, 04:56:09 PM »
 Does anyone know what year OTMA started smoking? I think it might have been around late 1914/ early 1915.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #252 on: January 15, 2009, 05:46:38 PM »
I'm pretty sure they smoked when the war began because they might have been nervous or depressed. I've never heard of them smoking before the war, though.

Before the war, they probably weren't considered old enough to smoke. ;-)
But if Olga was 19-22 when she smoked, and Tatiana started smoking somewhere around age 17-18, wouldn't Maria and Anastasia have to wait until they were that age to start smoking? It does not make sense that Olga and Tatiana couldn't smoke when they were 14/16, but the little pair could. That's why I don't think it could have been ages that made them not smoke before the war, but just the fact that they were happy and not depressed.

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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #253 on: January 17, 2009, 02:40:46 AM »
what is arsenic supposed to do for you?

Arsenic was a perfered choice for murder (especially by women) of the Victorian period.  It's oderless and taste to the victims.
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Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« Reply #254 on: January 17, 2009, 09:25:42 AM »
what is arsenic supposed to do for you?

Arsenic was a perfered choice for murder (especially by women) of the Victorian period.  It's oderless and taste to the victims.

Arsenic is toxic to insects, bacteria, and fungi, so it was also used medicinally from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Recently, the FDA approved arsenic for treatment of a certain type of leukemia.

Low doses of arsenic are not toxic, but increasing exposure leads to a number of unpleasant symptoms and eventually death by poisoning. However, by 1836 the Marsh test had been developed, making arsenic poisoning traceable and subsequently a much less ideal means of murder than it had been in the past. Fear of detection by the Marsh test actually decreased instances of arsenic poisoning during the Victorian era.

According to Wikipedia:
In the Victorian era, "arsenic" (colourless, crystalline, soluble "white arsenic") was mixed with vinegar and chalk and eaten by women to improve the complexion of their faces, making their skin paler to show they did not work in the fields. Arsenic was also rubbed into the faces and arms of women to "improve their complexion".
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