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The Imperial Family / Re: Imperial Icons
« on: February 11, 2011, 04:21:02 PM »
Icons are so beautiful.

Imperial Russian History / Re: How come 90 years after
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:19:54 PM »
I find the last imperial family of russia very intersting. But i somtimes wonder. How is it that 90 years after there death they are still popular ?

The Imperial Family have a mystic even to this day; they were abundantly wealthly, they were royalty, and they had beautiful children. For me, that's only a small portion of the interest I have in them.

hmmmm, lol, i ain't nowhow done ever done heard words like Curiouser and curioser, must be one of them new types of words from one of them fancy languages,

Actually it's a famous catch phrase from "Alice in Wonderland."

Love "Alice in Wonderland"! best catch phrase, imo

News Links / Re: News: How did the Russian Tsars die?
« on: April 06, 2008, 04:55:40 PM »
Dominic, I second the "interesting article" motion. I read the article, tongue in cheek, at the obvisious faux pas. Whoever wrote that article won't be getting an "A" on that paper/article. However, I did have a few good laughs whilst reading it, so thank you for posting it.


"Interesting" to say the ceases to amaze me things that get published.

Imperial Russian History / Re: Famine of 1891 1892
« on: April 03, 2008, 05:01:54 PM »
Russia was a powerful country not a third world country.

Oh? Russia clearly had a reasonably strong military presence, but its society was so largely peasants that it is hard not to define it in those days as "third world". Even the latter 20th century super power status was based on miliatary might rather than its average standard of living for its citizens.  :(

Whatever...but as Nadya has pointed out very nicely I might add, death and especially death in a country where it could have been prevented by its ruler is more sad than arguing over what defines a 3rd world country.

Imperial Russian History / Re: Famine of 1891 1892
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:05:15 PM »
While the numbers may not seem that problematic, it's the principle of the matter. If you research famine and England, famine and America, famine and Germany, for those same years, there aren't any "hits" on the computer. Russia was a powerful country not a third world country.

Nadya - No, killing Rasputin didn't accomplish anythiing. IMO, Rasputin was the family's scapegoat for their problems, specifically, and Russia's problems in general.

And your earlier points regarding Ella are interesting in that legally, her knowledge of the crime before & after the fact certainly implicate her as an accessory to the act which is in such marked contradiction to her religious beliefs and her being a very sad, IMO

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Re: Alexandra and her Health Part 2
« on: March 22, 2008, 09:06:06 PM »
halen - I've often wondered the same...having, also, experienced sciatica brought on by pregnancies, etc., I've often thanked my doctor for prescribing Neurontin as it's helped tremendously.

Nadya - bingo, exactly what I've been thinking. Many of the same things you quoted, I've also read and wondered how he could be so blinded to the true situation going on in his country. My only answer to myself has been that he was so far removed from the common people that he really didn't know what was going on in Russia. While I don't blame him for being wealthy, I do think he lacked the initiative to think for himself.

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: March 22, 2008, 09:43:16 AM »
Diana's letter of worry (abeit a bit paranoid, in my opinion) is simply her thoughts on paper. Not cold, hard evidence of things to come.

Her death, while tragic, was nothing more than a car crash caused by a careless driver.

And, as far as some sort of plot to get Diana, geesh, what would be gained by anyone in doing that?? All the parties involved in this matter had moved on in their lives and I'm thinking they wanted Diana to do the same.

The Windsors / Re: Diana Enquiry
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:25:29 PM »
Colm - your comparison between the behavior of the Royal Family and K.K.K. is simply outrageous! Being an American and growing up during the turbulent 1960's there is ABSOLUTELY NO RATIONAL SIMILARITY in your statement. I don't know what history has been taught to you, but I'm shaking my head over your sheer lack of knowledge about that horrible organization ...good grief...

Exactly what I've been thinking, Nadya - and I've enjoyed your posts very much.

Education is a powerful tool. The upper echelons of society may have felt threatened with the thought of educating the masses. What better method to attempt to control them?

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei's Fall at Tobolsk
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:25:06 PM »
Belochka - the website you posted was very interesting & informative. Thank you.

The Tudors / Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« on: March 09, 2008, 04:21:52 PM »
Purchased this book, yesterday, and I'm hoping it'll be a decent read. The movie I plan on skipping since it hasn't received favorable reviews though very few books-made-into-movies fair well at the box office, in my opinion.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei's Fall at Tobolsk
« on: March 09, 2008, 01:45:11 PM »
The delay in hemorrhage due to the sledding incident is very possible and of course, the chronic cough didn't help Alexei's situation. Various medical websites explain that an injury can occur and the sufferer may only feel slight stiffness but as the injury progresses, of course the hemorrhaging becomes evident.

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