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I checked the site., It is actually not available in the Staes yet either. They are  out-of-stock  so they put you on a waiting list. Demand many hurry up the process.

It was available last evening as I bought a copy from Amazon for $21.99 plus shipping. The item originates from the same company (Avideocon) in NY that has been mentioned in previous posts here.

However, I must have gotten one of the last DVD's available as this morning the Amazon site lists the disc as currently unavailable and no date for if or even when the item will be back in stock.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: August 09, 2008, 10:40:24 AM »
People People People...

Her name was Maria. NOT Marie, Mary, or whatever else suits YOUR fancy. 

Just for my own edification and fun a few minutes after reading your reply, I quickly did a search through some of the fascinating writings so graciously provided by this site. Picking randomly, the ones I chose were Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden's The Life and Tragedy of Alexendra Feodorovna and Pierre Gilliard's Thirteen Years at the Russian Court.

Within seconds, I'd located at least two examples in both these works wherein the authors referred to Grand Duchess Maria as Marie:

In addition: numerous articles, literature (both fiction and non-fiction) as well as a number of documentaries throughout the years have certainly used the spelling Marie as well as Maria.

Therefore, it should be quite evident in just using the two examples noted above that referring to the third daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra as Marie rather than Maria (whether it be right or wrong) seems to have suited the "fancy" of some rather illustrious authors.

Sorry, but I believe those of us who posted in this thread (and who post in various other places on the forum in an intelligent manner) deserve more respect than to be admonished like school children. Perhaps you didn't intend the tone of your message to be this way, but that's exactly how your posting came across to me.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: About her name; was it Marie or Maria?
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:57:28 AM »
My two cents worth: I'm willing to believe that her name was formally Maria in Russian, but she is and always will be Marie to me. When I think of her my inner voice says Marie and I have a hard time "correcting" it to Maria in English or Cyrillic.

Put very well, and exactly how I feel. I've tried mentally to use the "Maria" form of her name, but to no avail. Keep on picturing Natalie Wood in West Side Story.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: alexi naked
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:17:25 AM »
I am here to admit, I taped a kids' theater performance today.  I wasn't related to anyone in the production.  Them as wants me bad enough, will have to figure where to find me.

Thou Fiend!!! Off With Thy Head At Dawn!!!

Having Fun! / Re: How do people respond to your Romanov "fanaticness?"
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:37:05 PM »
I was talking to my cousin last night and we were talking about Collage. (we found out we both want to be teachers, History for me.) and I had told him I want to teach Russian history. then he said "You should talk to my dad, He could tell you all about the Royal family's Assassination" and I said "I Know all about that, I know a lot about the Romanov's" then he started questioning me,
"Really? Peter the Great?"
"Ivan the Terrible?"
"Lenin? Stalin?
"Yep, Anymore?"
"Nope, Oh Master of all things Russian!" lol
it was really funny...


Way to go! Please realize you and some of the other younger participants on this board are apparently the exception and not the rule these days. The sad fact is there simply aren't very many folks (your age, my age, any age!) that have even the slightest idea who those historical figures were and their importance in world history.

I read something a few months ago that angered me to the point of fury. A survey was conducted with a sampling of American high school students and one of the results showed the majority of those polled thought the United States had sided with Germany in World War II against the Soviet Union.

There is nothing to say about such a disgraceful thing except one word: pathetic


Sarushka -- what a wonderful idea!  That Laura!

I was able to "flip" the "Romanovs Revisited" but the other ones are asking me for a password for your photobucket account.

Much thanks to you and Laura!

I can't access any of them and keep getting a request for the password.... :( :'(

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens
« on: August 08, 2008, 06:11:03 PM »
Being partly British, do you think Alix read the children "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens at Christmas time?

Don't know if AF read the actual Dickens novel to them, but it certainly wasn't out of the realm of possibility that the Imperial Family might have seen a motion picture version of the tale. In fact, I have a copy of the 1910 silent version of A Christmas Carol. We already know the Imperial Family were photography enthusiasts; I've also read it wasn't uncommon for them to view motion pictures within the palace, albeit censored ones because of the children. By censored, I'm referring to innocouos love scenes and kissing we'd consider harmless today but which were deemed inappropriate for OTMAA's viewing back in the early 1900's.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: olga hating websites
« on: August 08, 2008, 05:28:23 PM »
[I've never seen the pic on the far left. Where did you find it?

That pic on the far left is one of the best I've ever seen of Olga. Wish it was just a tad bit more in focus....

Having Fun! / Re: A question for 18 years and older. (Alchohol related).
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:59:13 PM »
However, I think there is a difference between alcoholism -- often related to economic conditions in certain demographics and usually done alone -- and the kind of riotous social drinking that seems to be growing on our campuses.

Some here might be interested in seeing this article I came across today:

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:21:26 AM »

He's my favorite drummer too!

The guy was quite a head case, that's for sure. Unfortunately, he eventually died as a result of alcohol abuse after all those years partying with The Who on the road. A lot of folks don't recall that Moon was also the one who, albeit unintentionally, named the new band Jimmy Page was forming back in the late 1960's after he left The Yardbirds: Led Zeppelin.

That is so interesting, Thanks-Sarai.  :)

Thanks for the tip, folks! Didn't know this paper had an online version in English, and I bookmarked it for future reference.

Having Fun! / Re: IF's opinion of Americans
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:56:58 AM »
I don't know about America, but here is a thread discussing OTMA's possible knowledge of other cultures.

I see someone in the thread mentioned the assassination attempt on Nicholas II in Japan as a possible starting point of his referring to the Japanese people as "monkeys". Also had read that same explanation in one of the books I've devoured on the IF in the last year.

Having Fun! / Re: Before learning, did you believe Anastasia survived?
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:30:14 AM »

Just a thought here sgc...if you can somehow excuse or mitigate AA's actions how is Jack whathisname more responsible for his behavior?  It seems like he was as delusional as she was.  That's the tricky question isn't it?


While what you say is certainly valid, the problem I have with the husband's part in this ongoing fracas was the fact he basically rode into Dodge City on his wife's coattails ...if such be the proper term. I concur old Jack most likely wasn't rowing with both oars in the water either and should have been drafted for Team Thorazine along with Anna. However, his flagrant flaunting of himself as "the Tsar's son-in-law", encouraging people to ask AA questions regarding the Imperial Family to prove herself as Anastasia to them and a few other things which I've read about and also have seen in various documentaries (both pro and con regarding their relationship) lead me to believe he might have had ulterior motives.

Did he? And if he did, was this guy responsible for his actions? Can't say for sure and it's a moot point at this juncture. What I do know is all this hubbub was unfair to the memory of Anastasia as well as the rest of her family and prolonged providing closure to the remaining Romanov clan for many years.

Just my proverbial two cents worth of opinion and not meant to be didactic in any way, shape or form. 

I am reading the thread about Derevenko  Well seems the Boatswain was not a good guy after all. Thanks for the clarification though

Yes, I just completed reading that thread myself. Certainly a diversity of opinion regarding Derevenko, that's for sure.

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