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The Tudors / Re: Richard III remains found & identified
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:55:56 AM »
I am so glad that these remains were found. Richard is my favourite King, and IMO it is ridiculous that people are arguing over where he should be buried. I live in Yorkshire and I think he should be buried in York Minster. He was a man of the North, he lived there and he was from there. His father was the Duke of York. We cannot forget that this man was a King, and therefore deserves a public funeral with all the traditional pomp and ceremony.

Having Fun! / Re: Just to put this out there...Romanov style!
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:43:10 AM »
Interesting what if question here: If any of OTMA had married and become rulers of another country, who do you think would have made the best ruler?

The Final Chapter / Re: Photos of the 1991 bones
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:35:59 AM »
I see. Thank you Sarushka! I remember reading something about a bullet 'creasing Maria's scalp' - would this have shown up on her skull?

The Final Chapter / Re: Photos of the 1991 bones
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:06:40 AM »
The "final" word from the Russians was that body 5 was Tatiana and 6 was Anastasia.

Here are schematics of what bones were found in the 1991 grave.  Other than Kharitonov, the pelvises are pretty much there!

that would make sense with tatiana being body 5 being as if you look at the pictures that mikey has posted body six has bone missing below the right eye- which was apprently the exit wound of the bullet that killed her.

Did these bodies have ribs? From the picture it looks like they don't. I would agree with body 5 being Tatiana. Does anyone know what killed OMA, or what injuries they suffered?

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Tsarina Olga!?!?
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:42:25 AM »
Olga and her sisters were very immature.  She and Carol could not even make conversation during their dinner in Constantza.  He was worldly. She was sheltered. 

I wouldn't say that they were immature. I think that that opinion mainly comes as a result of their upbringing.

Also, as this is a what if, what does anyone think about how TMA would have shaped up as Empresses? Personally I think that Tatiana would have been very similar to Alexandra, Maria in my opinion would have been second best for the job after Olga, because of her great compassion, and the fact that I believe she knew her own mind, and I think she would especially have benefitted if she had had a husband consort to help her. I don't think that Anastasia would have made a very good Tsarina, though. I think that she was too child-like  and fun-loving to have conformed to the seriousness and formalities involved with ruling an empire.

The Imperial Family / Re: Memoirs
« on: July 12, 2014, 07:19:19 AM »
Here is the link to one of Vera's articles, entitled "Мой отец."  I will get back to you with more as soon as I can.

Wow Dru! That is really interesting. It is so lovely to hear about her father in her own words. IMO, the fact that it hasn't been translated from its original Russian makes it all the more poignant and genuine. The part near the end where she talks about going to the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and travelling in the carriage with her mother, Alix, and (she believes) Olga, also seemed to strike me for some reason.

The Imperial Family / Re: Memoirs
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:39:09 AM »
Thanks Maria_Sisi and Dru!

Thank you so much! That's really helpful :) Last time I checked this thread had over 200 views and no replies - I was beginning to think no-one knew anything about it!

I've been checking some of my Russian sources and connections, hoping to help you out a little, and based on what I've found, I believe Maria Sisi is correct.  Can you read Russian?  If yes, I can try to find the articles for you.

Yes I can read Russian. Maria_Sisi - that page is really interesting, and the picture of Vera with her dolls is adorable!


The Imperial Family / Re: Memoirs
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:39:41 PM »
Thank you so much! That's really helpful :) Last time I checked this thread had over 200 views and no replies - I was beginning to think no-one knew anything about it!

The Imperial Family / Memoirs
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:14:07 AM »
A topic for memoirs or autobiographies written by members of the IF or people who knew them (Like Pierre Gilliard, Anna Vyrubova etc).

I remember reading somewhere on this forum that Vera Konstantinovna (KR's daughter) had written her memoirs, and that they were primarily about her family. Does anyone know what it was called?

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Whose Dress Is This?
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:02:00 AM »
Not sure if anyone is familiar with this Pinterest page, it is dedicated to colour photographs of Romanov clothes, with particular reference to NAOTMAA and Dowager Empress Marie. Really interesting, and lovely to see some of the familiar clothes in colour, how they would have looked!


Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:17:17 AM »
Has anyone seen this page? It includes some photos I have never seen before. I especially like the side-shot cameos of the girls!


It's quite an obscure subject, but does anyone know if any of the Konstantinovichi Grand Dukes (sons of KR), when fighting in WWI actually killed anyone?

Ok lol I'll post them anyway, just in case anyone wants to look at them in the future. - This is a site about Ostashevo Church, where GD Oleg Konstantinovich is buried, but it has a long and detailed page dedicated to Igor. - A very long and detailed page about the life and death of GD Oleg Konstantinovich - Another page for Oleg, which gives a very detailed account of his death, and includes the post-mortem picture of him.

Konstantinovichi fans, enjoy!

yes, Sebastian is a descendant:


He was present at the 1998 reburial of the Imperial Family. His grandmother, Catherine, was born in 1915 and only died in 2007. She was the last remaining Romanov who was born before the Revolution and her death marked the end of the male line of the Constantinovichi.

So this Sebastian is the only descendant of KR?

This is the Wikipedia page for Sebastian Arcelus. He is the son of Fiametta, who was the daughter of Ekaterina Ioannovna, GD Ioann Konstantinovich's youngest child ;)


Thank you, Duchess Hydrangea! I followed your excellent advice and found 2 great sites, one which had information on Igor Konstantinovich, and one that listed accounts and info on the life and death of his brother Oleg, including a poem that he had written. Would anyone like me to post the links?

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