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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2007, 08:07:36 AM »
Thanks for your comment Greenowl,as soon as I would much about it,I'll send it!
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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2007, 06:40:13 AM »
I heard that Rantalinna is for sale  3.5 milj. Euros. So anyone who has little pocket money you can buy a piece of nice history.


http://www.rantalinna.fi/index.php?kategoria=2&sivu=41

Rantalinna History
 Rantalinna was constructed from 1911 - 1913. The client was then judge Fritz Wiik who sold Rantalinna in 1915 to Prince Alexander von Oldenburg. The Prince and Princess first came to stay in the castle in 1916, initially for the summer but from 1918 throughout the year. During the revolution period their wish was to return to a peaceful St. Petersburg, but they never did.

When the couple came to live in Rantalinna they brought a serving staff of 36 persons, two Rolls Royces and a ship.
 
The Prince and Princess belonged to the immediate circle of the Russian Tsar´s court, after all their son was married to the sister of Tsar Nikolai II. Both were also part of the Tomanov family, the Prince´s grandmother Katarina Pavlona and the Princess´ grandfather Tsar Nikolai I were brother and sister. In addition the Princess´ great father was Napoleon I Bonaparte. They were also related to other European courts.

The Prince and his father were rather well-known for their charity. The Prince´s father founded a hospital ib´n St. Petersburg for the poor which is still in operation today. In addition he founded a legal institute where amongst others Pjotr Tsaikovski got his legal degree.
The Prince was patron for many hospitals as the representative of Romanov´s. His son´s mother-in-law Marie Feodorovna, the spouse of Tsar Alexander III asked him to take care of hospital institutions. Amongst other things the Prince brought rabies vaccine to Russia from the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
The Prince was also a statesman as is shown in Ilja Repin´s painting which took four and half years to finish.
 
Rantalinna is located at Ruokolahti about 52 km from Lappeenranta airport. Imatra is about 15 km away, Helsinki about 260 km and St. Petersburg 250 km.
 

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2008, 02:23:59 AM »
The monument "Keisarinnan kivi" - stone of the Czarina - that was mentioned above.

http://www.taidemuseo.hel.fi/suomi/veisto/veistossivu.html?id=118#

Erected in 1835 in order honour the visit of Czarina Alexandra (and her husband Nicholas I) to Helsinki two years earlier.   In 1917 Russian sailors tore down the Imperial eagle.  It was damaged and was not repaired and replaced until 1971.

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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2008, 05:15:32 AM »
The monument "Keisarinnan kivi" - stone of the Czarina - that was mentioned above.

http://www.taidemuseo.hel.fi/suomi/veisto/veistossivu.html?id=118#

Erected in 1835 in order honour the visit of Czarina Alexandra (and her husband Nicholas I) to Helsinki two years earlier.   In 1917 Russian sailors tore down the Imperial eagle.  It was damaged and was not repaired and replaced until 1971.

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I thought that it was awesome when I saw it during my visit to Helsinki in 2006.

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2009, 05:22:37 PM »
Thank you very much for posting about these places in Tampere! I had no idea that some of them held Russian significance. I pass by the City Hall in your photo on Keskustori every week! And I have often been to the Orthodox church, here are some photos from the other day:




An icon from inside, simply beautiful...



And of course who could not go to Lenin museum? Here is actually photos of the Romanovs from the museum! (Sorry about quality, it's a photo within glass cases, so there's a glare.) Also- there wasn't a label with this display, so I don't know dates or names (other than the obvious Romanovs).



If anyone does know dates or faces, I'd love to know!









Now I have pulled out my map and found the street for the palace-turned-restaurant, I'm definitely planning a dinner date to go!

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2009, 05:49:50 PM »
Tsar Nicholas II on horseback, 1915. Moscow celebrations, in August of 1914, Imperial Family, and monks/priests Hermogen and Iliodor, Rasputin's acquaintances.
(Relating the last photo from museum) . i hope I helped. And well done on material posted here, RomanovMartyrs, Vassili_Vorontsoff and the others.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2009, 05:51:41 PM by nena »

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2009, 07:56:47 AM »
Ooh, thanks nena! That helped immensely! :)

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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2009, 09:53:49 AM »
I went to Alexanderin Palatsi today! I would very much like more information on Tsar Alexander II's stays there, if anyone has it. The link that was posted before seems to no longer have information on it. There did seem to be a monument to Alexander I and Alexander II behind the little palace; it is in Latin? I think, so I couldn't read what it says. A friend of mine reads Latin, I'll post the monument with the translation once I've been in contact with her, if someone's interested.

For now, here's a shot of the side of the palace, and the beginning of beautiful Finnish autumn!



And from the back:



Statue:




Needless to say, if I were a Tsar visiting Finland, I'd stay here too! :D

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2010, 10:45:47 AM »
Have two youtube videos posted about the palace now, if anyone's interested.

This one is a summer photo slideshow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mjO7fc3QA

This one is a live video I shot this week in the dead of winter and about a foot of snow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfIxG_CZ92o

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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2010, 06:37:29 PM »
The cabin built on Aavasaksa Hill in Ylitornio, close to the Torne River, the Finnish-Swedish border, in Finnish Lapland for Alexander III and MF's planned (but never undertaken) cruise up the Gulf of Bothnia to view the midnight sun:



Pictures of the beautiful surroundings: Wikimedia Commons: Aavasaksa

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2010, 05:20:44 AM »
The cabin built on Aavasaksa Hill in Ylitornio, close to the Torne River, the Finnish-Swedish border, in Finnish Lapland for Alexander III and MF's planned (but never undertaken) cruise up the Gulf of Bothnia to view the midnight sun:

Pictures of the beautiful surroundings: Wikimedia Commons: Aavasaksa

Many thanks for posting the photo Fyodor Petrovich. I understand this building now functions as a small restaurant.

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2010, 08:13:39 AM »
More places of interest in Finland:  In Imatra, town on Russian border, the Valtionhotelli, a late 19th c. hotel still functioning as such.  Originally
built for Russian upper classes to enjoy the fresh scenery, nearby river rapids, etc.  Also nearby is the Russian Orthodox monastery of Valamo,
on island in the middle of lake, also still functioning.
In Helsinki, there are still a number of the old wooden barracks built to house Tsarist troops late 19th c., some in central city behind the harbor
near Etelaranta.  And if you cruise around by boat just outside Helsinki (to the east), you can see a number of the seaside villas with their
little shoreside bathhouses, also constructed for the Russian ruling class and dating to late 1800's.  Very charming.

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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 08:21:54 AM »
There was a building in Lappeenranta, Finland called "Emperor's house" ("keisarin talo" in Finnish) in the corner of Raatihuoneenkatu and Kirkkokatu, which sadly got destroyed in a fierce fire in the spring of 1929. Alexander II and Marie Feodorovna stayed in the house at least twice.
Fortunately they still is a an old railway station called "Emperor's Station" ("Keisarin asema" in Finnish, the old railway station of Lappeenranta) and an old church which was commissioned by Nicholas II, but never finished as an orthodox church.

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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2010, 06:07:51 AM »
I had no idea of most of these things existing in Finland! I was in Helsinki last month and went around the city but didn't get to see any of these things. I'll be back there again soon so hopefully I'll be able to find some of them.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2010, 04:25:19 PM »
Alexander II and Marie Feodorovna stayed in the house at least twice.

Sorry. I meant Alexander III, not Alexander II. (embarrassed)

Did you know that Nicholas II used to have a kind of an amusement park in Virolahti? When the family of Nicholas the second were cruising the Finnish archipelago they liked from time to time go to the shore (that Nicholas II had rented from the municipality of Virolahti) were they for example had a merry-go-round, a swing and a tennis court. They also liked to go to a nearby farm to look at the farm animals and eat berries. A stable still exist from that time and it's known that OTMA experimented milking a cow. The picture of Alexei on the link is from that farm (?).

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/83780798/Hulton-Archive

This video is from the amusement park:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwfY-VpV3Ic

Here's a documentary of Nicholas II so sorry it's in Finnish.

http://opettajatv.yle.fi/teemat/aine/672/673/m14049/Ennen+toista+maailmansotaa

Here is a link with 2 videos of Nicholas II (in Finnish, again) it has a video "tsaarin vierailu" (tsars visit) and "vierailufilmi kokonaan (mykkä)" :

http://yle.fi/elavaarkisto/?s=s&g=1&ag=1&t=&a=34

p.s. If there are problems with the videos I will do my best to help (that is if I can).