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Offline Georgiy

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2004, 07:56:49 PM »
Well, the Alex of Denmark people look nothing like the Romanovs at all! Even Anna Anderson had a closer resemblance! I guess some people like to think their families had a romantic past, esp. if they are descended from displaced Russians, and after all a lot of people did escape from Russia in the revolutionary years.

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2004, 03:39:10 PM »
Alexei was supposed to have an undescended testicle. Sorry for being overly delicate on the subject!

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2004, 04:09:59 PM »
So, my question on the Filatov claimant concerns the DNA.  Has there ever been testing done on the claimant or his family?  And if not, why not?

I read the book a few years ago but found it to be a bit far fetched.  Oleg's resemblance to Nicholas is uncanny, but the grooming of the beard, angle of the head etc probably contribute a great deal to that.  We see what we are expected to see, especially as he has posed with the last tsar's portrait behind him.

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2004, 05:16:37 PM »
He doesn't look anything like Nicholas in person - except for the beard.

He and all the other Filatov 'Romanovs' look 100% Russian to me - nothing like Aleksey, Alix or Nicholas.  Their Russianess is quite striking.

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2004, 07:58:48 PM »
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He doesn't look anything like Nicholas in person - except for the beard.

He and all the other Filatov 'Romanovs' look 100% Russian to me - nothing like Aleksey, Alix or Nicholas.  Their Russianess is quite striking.


Thanks Bob.  I thought as much, based on how carefully posed the official photo he had in the book and is shown above seems.  

I appreciate the quick response!
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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2004, 09:07:48 AM »
Posing in front of the photograph was a bit dodgy, wasn't it?  ;)

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2004, 09:56:17 AM »
Bob
Please don't misunderstand my question - but just what is "Russian-ness?" A deeper voice? A hand with short round fingers? Very pale women?

No insult implied - but this is a very confusing statement to me. Please clarify? :D

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2004, 12:49:59 AM »
Aside from the obvious grooming of Oleg's beard and hair, he does have one other feature (or should I say 2?) working in his favor:  his eyes, to me, strongly resemble Anastasia's eyes and, to some degree, Alexei's.

Don't know what to make of these claimants!  HOWEVER, why did/do people think Anna Anderson looked so much like Anastasia???  I just don't see it.  If anything, the few photos I've seen of her as a younger woman make me think more of Tatiana, and not even very much like her!  Am I the only person who wonders how in the WORLD they ever thought she was Anastasia based on looks alone?
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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2004, 10:04:07 PM »
Would Oleg want reconition as heir to the imperial family? In that case, much changes. The present heir is Maria, and therefor they need to meet eachother.
Has there been knowledge by Maria of this Vasili story?
Something needs to be done. I think it is too important to dicover the truth.

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2005, 12:05:37 PM »
someone did a very good job with the beard and the hair... apart from that... there's nothing in him that says ROMANOV!... at least not to me...
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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2006, 10:31:57 AM »
I read this book, and think his family resembles the last Romanovs a bit, but not more than that. It is interesting story, but that is all. It would be interesting to do DNA testing, or if that has been done to find the results. The book itself is well done, an interesting book, if you ignore the fact it is about a claimant. It is worth reading if you want to know about claimants, but after reading it, I would not start to believe it-it is very unlikely. It is an interesting case of someone being claimed for by his family, rather than claiming himself. ;)
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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2006, 05:18:06 PM »
I thought it was an interesting read although I did not believe it. I do not think Vasili Filatov was Alexei any more than I think Heino Tammet was.

And did anyone else notice that in one of the appendices they realte having blonde hair to hemophilia? :-/
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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2006, 10:31:57 AM »
Yes, it is one of the more well done ( or fancily done) books on a claimant-does that make it accurate-no! ;) And that part you mentioned is true-rather silly in my opinion. ;)

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2006, 11:04:15 PM »
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See the book THE ESCAPE OF ALEXEI, Son of Tsar Nicholas II by Vadim Petrov,  Igor Lysenho and Georgy Egoroy


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They looks nothing like the Imperial Family...Besides, they forgot to said that the Imperial Grand Duchesses were FOUR and not three. THe authors said that Empress Alexandra went away from Rusia with her children, Olga, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei...Fine...But WHERE IS TATIANA? They forgot her absolutely!!!  :P

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Re: Vasili Filatov
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2006, 09:22:35 AM »
I really don't think his family looks like the Romanovs that much. I can see a resemblance between one of his daughters and Alexandra but that does not  prove that they are related.  

As for Vasili's son Oleg I think he looks more like Sir Alec Guiness that Tsar Nicholas II.
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