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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #675 on: August 10, 2010, 08:54:18 AM »
Remarkable photos Duchess Georgiana ! Thanks for posting them

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #676 on: August 10, 2010, 11:32:08 AM »
That is very interesting. Rather spooky.
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #677 on: August 10, 2010, 12:08:10 PM »
Can anyone translate the titles?
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« Reply #678 on: August 11, 2010, 09:33:22 AM »
I love it when i'm just doing what I do day to day and I come across a Romanov reference. It really makes me smile. Like this post from the IMDB Joan Crawford board which is totally tongue in cheek. It made me laugh.

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There are obviously long periods of Crawford's life (pre 1925) for which there exists scant documentation. Crawford's tales of being snubbed by the "stuck up" girls at Stephens College were actually (according to the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Mommie Dearest" due out in 2028- reserve your copy today) a fabrication based on her own experiences after her narrow escape from Sarajevo in 1914. Crawford made her way to Petrograd and after a crash course in Russian (later useful in her unacknowledged career as a KGB colonel) secured employment in the Tsar's palace. After Alexei nearly bled to death from Crawford's version of "discipline mixed with love" and she refused to excuse Anastasia from the dinner table (for not eating her Steak Tatare) the 10 year old LeSueur was fired and joined a Bolshevik cell. She got her revenge a few years later in Siberia when Lucille LeSueur had the Romanovs prematurely shot (before a staged trial could be organized). LeSueur escaped punishment for this breech of party discipline (she was already sleeping with Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin) but she was ordered back to America to organize the Communist Party and engage in industrial espionage (with an emphasis on film technology and soft drink formulas).
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #679 on: August 11, 2010, 11:18:13 AM »
WHAT!?! Joan Crawford (then Lucille LeSeur) was a maid for the Romanovs!? I don't get it...is it a joke, or something?
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #680 on: August 11, 2010, 11:35:41 AM »
Yeah it's a joke. 

Joan Crawford was born in 1905 (according to Wikipedia), making her only twelve when the revolution broke out in 1917.  Bit young to be a maid.

As for her heroic escape from Sarajevo, in 1914, she was nine years old!
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #681 on: August 11, 2010, 11:57:44 AM »
I still don't understand: did she even go to Russia? Nevertheless, it is hilarious! Shivbzik refusing to eat Steak Tartare! How silly. Wait, I just looked up steak tartare in the dictionary, and it is raw beef! No wonder Anastasia "refused to eat it".  :P
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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #682 on: August 11, 2010, 06:47:17 PM »
Noooo, it's being totally sarcastic. They're just listing all these things that never possibly could have happened. Random references to the Romanovs just make my day and I had to 'put it out there.'
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« Reply #683 on: August 19, 2010, 02:53:00 PM »
Hello :)

Just a thought, what happened to all of Nicholas' diaries that were stored in the garden of the Ipatiev house? I know that extracts are available on the main AP page. Does this mean they all survived?



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« Reply #684 on: August 19, 2010, 05:06:58 PM »
Stored in the garden? Does that mean they were buried?
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« Reply #685 on: August 19, 2010, 08:03:09 PM »
Tom, Nicholas' diaries are on the safe place, in Russian archives, GARF. (i believe that some of them were found in guards' houses) -- some of the complete diaries are published online in Russian.
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« Reply #686 on: August 20, 2010, 10:22:59 AM »
Stored in the garden? Does that mean they were buried?

Oh no, I think they were stored in the outbuildings in the garden, they were in labelled trunks and crates.

Tom, Nicholas' diaries are on the safe place, in Russian archives, GARF. (i believe that some of them were found in guards' houses) -- some of the complete diaries are published online in Russian.

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Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« Reply #687 on: August 21, 2010, 12:41:10 PM »
Laura,  thanks for posting!  Hilarious..if only the Russian Army HAD that much ammunition during WW1!
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« Reply #688 on: October 03, 2010, 04:56:21 PM »
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« Reply #689 on: October 05, 2010, 09:41:16 AM »
This is just amazingly beautiful!!



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