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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964)
« Reply #420 on: October 27, 2008, 06:14:33 PM »
The diamonds received by Anna Vyrubova when she became maid of honor in January 1903 were put on auction in Moscow this month. What is interesting in the article is the information of the recording of the honor under serial number 197 (188+9) in the Journal of the Emperor's Cabinet.

http://smi2.ru/creshka_livejournal_com/c64922/

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« Reply #421 on: October 28, 2008, 05:27:33 PM »


With regard to Anna's feelings toward Sonya Orbelliani , a little reasoned(I hope) speculation. She may well have felt jealousy or envy toward Sonya because SO may have indeed been Alexandra's better, truer friend. She was a brighter, stronger , more accomplished person than Anya and in most respects was a true equal to Alexandra.Alexandra was certainly devastated by Sonya's loss . As noted the friendship between Anna and the Empress was unequal. I can imagine Alexandra might well have valued Sonya's independence and spirit as compared with Anna's puppydog -like devotion. As Sarushka said, it's very plausible. Sonya was, in effect, Anna's rival for the Empress' affections.
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964)
« Reply #422 on: October 30, 2008, 09:22:03 AM »

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964)
« Reply #423 on: November 01, 2008, 02:53:21 PM »
Is this Anna Vyrubova's dad?
http://photoarchive.spb.ru:9090/www/showObject.do?object=2001633093

The photograph is of Sergei Ivanovich Taneev, composer, who was cousin to Anna Vyrubova.

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« Reply #424 on: November 01, 2008, 03:00:05 PM »
Thank you Joanna. :)

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964)
« Reply #425 on: November 25, 2008, 04:25:09 PM »
IMO, Virburova was very important figure in Russian history. Her relationship with Tsarina made some her wishes true. Also, don't remember she brought to Tsarina all letters from Rasputin with requests of Rasputin's friends or enemies.

She knew very well how to act in every situation. And she could perfect to appreciate every situation and sometimes her appreciation.
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