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The Windsors / Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:50:14 PM »
I'm so happy for Harry! Meghan is a lovely person, I've been following her because of her show (Suits) for 7 years. And even got to exchange one or two tweets with her before she met Harry. I never imagined two of my favorite things (Suits and Royalty would meet this way!)

They look so in love! I wish them all the happiness in the world. Can't wait till May 19!

Quick question, I haven't read this book yet. I would like to know if the content is similar to Fate of the Romanovs (regarding the days the IF remained in captivity and the murders) or if it includes new information. I'm aware the authors reach different conclusions, but I'm curious about the facts, or historical accounts.

I think this book is intented to a young audience of readers that are beginning to be interested in Anastasia and her family. The cover is pretty and the pictures inside are beautiful but my problem with this book is that it was written in first person, which have led some to believe it was the real Anastasia the one who wrote it. It has some facts wrong, which made me want to bump my head against a wall while reading it, lol Like the Tatiana one Olga Bernice mentioned or when she suspects of Rasputin...If I'm not wrong, Anastasia never suspected anything about him!

I think this was a lovely movie as well, though it only helped to perpetuate the romantic myth of survival.

Out of all things this movie brought, I was particularly fond of a music box that was marketed; it had the dancing figures of Tzar Nicholas II and the Tsarina. One only just had to turn the key on the side to see them dance at the compass of "Once Upon a December." Really cute AND touching.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga photographs II
« on: April 05, 2008, 04:31:20 AM »
I don't know why, maybe it's just me but I see so much of Alexandra in Olga's features. Especially in the last photo.

Oh thank you so much Ferah, Sarushka and Halen. I'm taking note of each book. Got to save a lot. Lol.
 I'm going to look if there are any copies here in my country, if not, I'll go to Amazon. My adventure of trying to find them will start today in the closest bookstore.
Now that you've mentioned it twice, you've got me interested in Peter Kurth's Tsar: The Lost World Of Nicholas and Alexandra. Hope I'll be able to get it.
Thanks A LOT for taking your time in replying. : )

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana's Name
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:08:03 AM »
Antie is correct. They are two different names, with different origins. Tatiana, very Royal.

No Pasha,
Georgi is correct. The proper pronunciation is "Taht'yana" not Tah-Tee-ana
Taking the risk of being a pain with the names thing...After the pronunciation explained by Robert; Can we write the name like this: "Tatyana"?
OR "Tatiana" is the right way of writing it?
OR Maybe both are correct?

Wasn't sure where to post this but since it's books related...I need someone's advise on which books are good to read as a continuation to the introduction to the last Tzar's family.
Years ago,  I started with the basic: Massie's "Nicholas and Alexandra" and "The Final Chapter" (Thanks to an angel here I got this, because in my country: CERO) but now I don't know which book should come next.(Thing that has sent me to re-read both books.) There are so many books and I only want to read the most important ones, whether they talk about the family per se or the execution.

What other basic, important books do you advice me to get?

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: March 30, 2008, 11:20:35 PM »
You've made a good point Robert. Now it's very clear for me: Her name was MariA.
Thanks for your explanation on the nicknames and the link, Sarushka. It's interesting to know these little details (and yes, it looks like it is a very delicate subject.)
Again, thank you.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: March 25, 2008, 11:29:26 PM »
Wow, thank you all for your replies. (Hee, I didn't notice the period at the end either- Interesting to know what does it mean.)
 So, we can conclude that despite she was baptized with the name "Maria" it is also accepted (and valid) to call her Marie too.

I have another question that confuses me a little too. Was she actually nicknamed: "Mashka"? I only know she was called "Little Bow wow" and that her eyes were 'baptized' as "Marie's Saucers" but is it true she was called Mashka too? I noticed it's written everywhere in this forum and other sites, but she was actually called by her family that way? Same with "Olishka" for Olga and "Tanya" for Tatiana- were they called that way too?

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: March 23, 2008, 12:34:12 AM »
Oh my! You are right, she mixed up both languages. Interesting! I never noticed it before.
Could it be possible that the last letter in the 2nd signature you showed and the one I posted to be: "я"? (though I can be wrong) That would make her name "Maria" in all signatures, since she used to mix russian and english...

Maria Nicholaievna / About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:09:08 PM »
I'm a little confused since many sites call her both Maria and Marie and she used to sign her letters is english as: Marie.

Is it because she was called Maria in Russian and Marie in English?
How was her name written in Russian? I'm a little confused.

Thanks a lot in advance for your replies : )

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Frozen Tears
« on: January 13, 2008, 03:44:14 AM »
Oh my Laura your site is wonderful! The last time I saw it, it only had a few nice sections but now: IT'S AWESOME. I LOVE it.
It really shows you have put a lot of work in it. Thanks for sharing all the information with us. I'm particularly stunned by the Russian lessons!
Thank you very, very much for taking your time in doing this for all of us. You are indeed a ONE-derful person.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Has your view changed?
« on: January 13, 2008, 12:30:43 AM »
No, it never changed my view since I was always of the opinion that she died along with her family, though I must confess that I was sometimes, attracte by the story of the possibily of her survival.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Autism?
« on: January 13, 2008, 12:25:00 AM »
Anastasia was autistic?!  :o When was this diagnosed? It must have been after her death because, as far as I know the disorder per se wasn't even described until the 40's, before that the term was applied to adult schizophrenia.

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