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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #120 on: April 04, 2011, 04:50:37 AM »
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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #121 on: April 09, 2011, 06:39:52 AM »
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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #122 on: April 10, 2011, 05:01:29 PM »

Aloha all!

Not to be off-topic here (I hope!) - but you see so many pictures of Emperor Alexander II with a spaniel type dog at his feet - does anyone know the name of this dog?

Just another animal lover here!

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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #123 on: April 10, 2011, 11:03:55 PM »
Yes! Another animal lover. Just like me! My last dog was a cocker spaniel...I loved him so much! His name was Congo, he died from old age tw years ago and I still miss him so awfully much...

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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #124 on: April 11, 2011, 03:40:48 AM »
The dog name is Milord; there are many pictures of AII and Milord together.
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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #125 on: April 11, 2011, 11:59:15 PM »
Nice name. I didn't know that, for I'm not a specialist in Alexander II. But if he likes dogs I suppose that he must be a great person. There 's always something god in people who loves animals.

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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #126 on: April 12, 2011, 06:14:17 AM »
Alexander II adored his pets he even ordered painters and sculptors to depict his pets in paintings and sculpture portraits. But his favorite was Milord, Alexander II almost never separated from Milord except during few occasions.
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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #128 on: April 22, 2011, 04:39:12 AM »
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Re: Emperor Alexander II "the Liberator"
« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2011, 08:11:33 AM »
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Alexander II, assassination attempts/ Pictures at an Exhibition
« Reply #130 on: December 11, 2012, 10:24:22 PM »
Can anyone tell me some specifics about the attempted assassinations upon Alexander II?  Here's why I ask: there is a famous symphonic piece/piano piece called "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky based upon the paintings of Viktor Hartmann.  The final movement of this piece is overwhelmingly strong and beautiful and it depicts a huge "Gate" design to the city of Kiev that was proposed to celebrate Alexander II's escape from assassination in Kiev in 1866.  If you listen to the piece you can envision how grand the building would have been, and google Hartmann's painting and you'll see it would have been fantastic, with the central portion resembling a medieval Russian warrior's helmet.  Anyway, I digress.  Hartmann's drawing of this Gate was entered into a competition, but no building was ever built even though I think the Russian government had sponsored a competition.  When you read program notes they sometimes scoff at the idea that Hartmann's Gate was not constructed and that Alexander II never carried through on his intention to build a monument celebrating his escape.  But I suspect there is more to the story.  I am wondering if in between 1866 and 1879 there were other, smaller assassination attempts that made the Tsar reconsider the idea that he had really escaped death, and that he was still at great risk. If you get a chance to listen to it, do; since we all know what happened to Alexander II in the end, it makes the majestic sweep of the music deeply moving.  Thanks for any information you have. (Naslednik)

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Alexander II - Cossacks Bodyguards Information
« Reply #131 on: February 20, 2013, 10:57:06 AM »
I need information about the Bodyguards (Leibgarde in german) of Alexander II. I'm a member of the Board of the 'Schloss-Heiligenberg-Foundation' and we are looking for a picture of the Uniform the Soldiers wore (Cossacks). Especially the Cossacks that accompanied him and his wife Marie Alexanderowna to Jugenheim in the 1860 - 1880s.

The Schloss Heiligenberg Foundation in Jugenheim is planing to open a little museum in 2013. Currently the Russen-Bau, located directly next to the Main-Schloss is under construction. We would like to add an Uniform to the Exhibition and need this information for the production of the uniform.

Hope someone out there is specialized in russian uniforms! Thanks



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Re: Alexander II - Cossacks Bodyguards Information
« Reply #132 on: February 21, 2013, 05:17:29 AM »
You definitely ask about Sobstvenniy Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva Konvoy. I have 2 or 3 books in pdf format on this Cossak regiment (in Russian though) and can send them to you - they are very informative. If you need only images of the uniform of 1860-1880s period I can check the books and find something I believe.

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Re: Alexander II - Cossacks Bodyguards Information
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2013, 08:07:48 AM »
This is great! Thank you. I actually only need pictures of the Uniforms the cossacks wore. Or at least one, that comes quite close. I will send you a pm for more information.

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Re: Alexander II - Cossacks Bodyguards Information
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2013, 08:22:45 AM »
Just wrote a pm to you, but this didn't work. Could you send me a pm, so I can reply! Thanks