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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #240 on: November 10, 2010, 11:50:46 AM »
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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2010, 04:32:58 AM »
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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #242 on: December 05, 2010, 11:18:26 AM »
Nikolay Nikolaevich`s mother, alexandra Petrovna, nee princess of oldenburg. she was a very religious person,mistreated by her husband. she became a nun and founded a religious order in Kiev, I believe. Could I ask for more info on her?


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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #243 on: December 06, 2010, 12:57:17 AM »
Nikolay Nikolaevich`s mother, alexandra Petrovna, nee princess of oldenburg. she was a very religious person,mistreated by her husband. she became a nun and founded a religious order in Kiev, I believe. Could I ask for more info on her?




BTW, she recently has been canonized by the Ukranian Orthodox Church...


She was a sort of a white crow among the Romanovs with her character: she was very down-to-earth person and more a house-wife than a Grand Duchess or a society woman. Not a beauty at all, even without prettiness, she didn't dress smartly and never bejewelled herself. Alexandra was really very religious as many newcomers to the Orthodox and was keen on charity, real charity - not that mere paint.
Certainly such playboy as her husband was he got tired of her quickly and left for adulteries with ballerinas. The marriage became a disaster and Alexandra dived into religious fervor and various illnesses - her legs were a constant problem.

It's interesting that in many Romanov's diaries and correspondence GDss Alexandra P. looks like a funny person. They were sceptical on her religiousity and pseudomaladies, and used to tease her behind her back. Especially the younger generation found her whimsical, but anyway her own sons loved her much.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #244 on: December 06, 2010, 07:06:27 AM »
Svetabel, which of the Ukraninian churches canonized her? There are so many of them, I did not heard about this, that is interesting! I have several little brochures about her and her closter in Kiev. She did not foundend an order, but a monastery, the Pokrovsky closter, which still exist and whose main purpose whose the care of ill persons. GD Alexandra, who became mother Anastasia as a nun, personlly took care of most ill people. It would have been interesting to establish some parallel between her destinity and GD Elisabeth's one. The last visited the Pokrovsky closter in 1888. Svetabel, why do you think her illnesses were "pseudomaladies"? As far as I read, she had an accident, that is the reason why her legs were such a problem. And the decease which kill her (a breath cancer, I think) was a reality, she has at least one operation.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #245 on: December 06, 2010, 07:50:36 AM »
Svetabel, which of the Ukraninian churches canonized her?

 Svetabel, why do you think her illnesses were "pseudomaladies"? As far as I read, she had an accident, that is the reason why her legs were such a problem. And the decease which kill her (a breath cancer, I think) was a reality, she has at least one operation.

Here's a link to the site in Russian:

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/951703.html

As for pseudomaladies - I didn't say that's my opinion, I talked about how some Romanovs saw Alexandra's life and nature. I believe she had a bad health.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #246 on: December 13, 2010, 10:28:27 AM »
Nikolay Nikolaevich`s mother, alexandra Petrovna, nee princess of oldenburg. she was a very religious person,mistreated by her husband. she became a nun and founded a religious order in Kiev, I believe. Could I ask for more info on her?




BTW, she recently has been canonized by the Ukranian Orthodox Church...


She was a sort of a white crow among the Romanovs with her character: she was very down-to-earth person and more a house-wife than a Grand Duchess or a society woman. Not a beauty at all, even without prettiness, she didn't dress smartly and never bejewelled herself. Alexandra was really very religious as many newcomers to the Orthodox and was keen on charity, real charity - not that mere paint.
Certainly such playboy as her husband was he got tired of her quickly and left for adulteries with ballerinas. The marriage became a disaster and Alexandra dived into religious fervor and various illnesses - her legs were a constant problem.

It's interesting that in many Romanov's diaries and correspondence GDss Alexandra P. looks like a funny person. They were sceptical on her religiousity and pseudomaladies, and used to tease her behind her back. Especially the younger generation found her whimsical, but anyway her own sons loved her much.


I remember reading somewhere(dont remeber where) that Pyotr Nikolaevich and Nikolay Nikolaevich had it against their father how he treated is wife i.e. his numerous affairs,romances with ballet dancers...

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #247 on: December 28, 2010, 02:22:22 AM »
Ekaterina Chislova



One more of Ekaterina Chislova, lover of GD Nikolai-elder


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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #248 on: December 29, 2010, 06:47:08 AM »
GDss Militza with the staff of her infirmary

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #249 on: January 10, 2011, 02:23:53 AM »
GDss Alexandra Petrovna, portrait of 1858 year. Unkhown artist (who definitely flattered the Grand Duchess. She doesn't look like her ownself)


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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #250 on: January 10, 2011, 03:51:17 AM »
Yes like many other painters ! However, not much different from this other picture


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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #251 on: January 10, 2011, 11:48:17 AM »
GDss Alexandra Petrovna, portrait of 1858 year. Unkhown artist (who definitely flattered the Grand Duchess. She doesn't look like her ownself)


Could it be a Winterhalter?

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #252 on: January 11, 2011, 09:28:58 AM »
GDss Alexandra Petrovna, portrait of 1858 year. Unkhown artist (who definitely flattered the Grand Duchess. She doesn't look like her ownself)


Could it be a Winterhalter?

Could be him or one of his copyist.

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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #253 on: January 13, 2011, 11:42:52 PM »
Portrait of Princess Nadezhda Petrovna, 1917 year


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Re: The Nikolaivichi
« Reply #254 on: January 18, 2011, 03:15:15 PM »
GDss Alexandra Petrovna in 1890s







In the last photo Alexandra's handwriting: "Sinful Alexandra"