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Offline dmitri

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The uniforms of Alexis
« on: August 15, 2007, 09:11:15 PM »
I found it really quite touching to see the uniforms of Alexis on display at the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo. You realise what an enormous tragedy this boy experienced in his all too short a life. He deserved a much happier end.

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 06:40:32 PM »
I found it really quite touching to see the uniforms of Alexis on display at the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo. You realise what an enormous tragedy this boy experienced in his all too short a life. He deserved a much happier end.

I'm happy that you visited the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and viewed the uniforms of the Tsarevich Alexei while there! It must have been a moving experience for you to see them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 11:22:33 PM »
It's already wonderful that they have been preserved! It's very nice to see the actual clothes of Aleksei, and compare with his pictures...but it is also sad...

Are there many of them to see at the Alexander Palace?

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 08:03:12 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 08:04:59 AM »
Epaulettes, hat, & boots:


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Re: The uniforms of Alexis
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 08:47:48 AM »
Yes the photos are wonderful and touching. They bring back memories of the boy who lived such a short, sometimes painful and other times happy unusual life before meeting his end in such a brutal manner.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 10:03:15 PM »
Yes, Dimitri, I agree with your last posting on the uniforms of the Heir.  I have travelled much and have seen at close range the actual items over various stages of the Heir's life, including entire uniforms complete with boots and headdress in form-fitting trunks, as well as scaled-down sabers. In cases when a figure dies tragically, there is always a tendency to elevate that person to "bigger than life" status.
 While I am no romantic and do not overly identify with the subject, one IS struck by how small an appearance is demonstrated at the various ages past the "baby-fat years."  This was well-demonstrated by the exhibition of a WWI great-coat (obviously tailored for the Heir) that was meant to be worn  OVER  a uniform.  The slenderness/thinness/frality (?) of the fit was all too apparent.

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 07:41:13 PM »
I think this post deserve a place here too:

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Re: The uniforms of Alexis
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 10:56:56 AM »
I notice his suits are more beautiful than OTMA's.

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What uniform is this?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009, 02:50:23 PM »
I found a portrait of Alexei in a book i purchased {Tsarevich Alexis:
100th Anniversary (1904-2004)} and was wondering if any of you could tell me what uniform he is wearing. It was painted in 1911 by Sergey Egornov. I couldnt get the picture to come upbut for those who have the book, the portrait is on page 16.
Hope you can help.
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Re: The uniforms of Alexis
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009, 03:11:54 PM »
Hello. Its incredible to see those items belonging to Alexei. It gives a small picture of what was once an incredible person. I think the loss of Alexei was a terrible blow to the world. I was hoping to go to Russia next year and was wondering if any of you could recommend some good places to visit relating to Alexei and his family. Things like monuments, museums and your favourite locations.
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Re: What uniform is this?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009, 05:14:11 PM »
I can only post photo:



I can't define uniform, anyone else maybe? Probably his regiment, but which one, I don't know...Egersky?
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Re: What uniform is this?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009, 05:25:37 PM »
Could it be the Guard Reserve Cavalry Regiment? I'll have another think about this one and see if I can find more specific details as I am not certain but it does look very similar!

 
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Re: What uniform is this?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009, 07:10:17 PM »
Attention "Ausmanov and others:   I have personally seen this exact (original) uniform twice, with scaled-down saber, etc.  (but minus the Saint Andrew's order and small military badge), in an exhibition in the USA entitled "Nicholas and Alexandra," in 1998 and 1999.  It is published (complete with full description and provenance) in the exhibit's rather large catalogue, on page 188/189 of the chapter "Costumes,"  illlustration # 324 as:  " Child's Second Lieutenant's Uniform of the Life-Guard Engineer Battlion, which belonged to the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, 1910s."  I have information on the publisher, etc. of the hard-bound catalogue if needed.  I think it was later published in a soft-bound version as well.)  Best regards,  AP
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Re: What uniform is this?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2009, 07:30:24 PM »
Thank you for identifying the uniform AP...it would have niggled at me if it hadn't been clarified!