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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: July 26, 2011, 04:39:14 AM »
Gosh!!! My pc can't open it!

I think it's because the photo is big, mine has been a bit slow. But great quality, thank you BlessOTMA.

Thanks Burger!!! Oh it's not a problem; i'm a russian major, i should be able to read it without a translator... but for good chance i've ordered a copy of it in english (the one by massie); not for simplicity (they are both foreign languages to me) but only because it's its original language and my philologist spirit adviced me so...  :)

You're right, and a good translation will never be like an original version, it's not authentic words. There's a slovak proverb : the more languages you speak, the closer you get to human being.
And reading this on the link I sent is a real challenge for he eyes... !

Here is Alexandra diary from 1917 and 1918 (translated in russian language) :

Google translation should be enough for non russian-speaker because the "syntax" is really really simple. In fact there are not a lot of real sentences.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: July 25, 2011, 10:41:13 AM »
I've wondered if it was OT's bedroom. The window placement is right and I think you can see the vanity-type table in the corner.

(And, burger queen, you don't need to credit that tumblr account. There's nothing new on it. They just repost pictures found here and other places on the web. They own nothing.)

Ok, in doubt I systematically clear the source, especially when I've never seen the photo. I think it avoids some worries, apparently ...

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:50:11 AM »
By elimination, yes it seems.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: July 25, 2011, 06:44:26 AM »

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: July 25, 2011, 06:25:26 AM »
If I remember well, this one comes from tumblr romanov blog :

Having Fun! / Re: Romanov-look-alikes!
« on: July 22, 2011, 06:45:38 PM »
My father, who could look like NII. Maybe...

Having Fun! / Re: First real colorized pictures in Russia
« on: July 09, 2011, 05:11:15 PM »
In physic, in litterature, in mathematics, ... Every best genius come from Russia !

From darker to blonder (from what I know, correct me if necessary) :
- Tatiana
- Maria
- Anastasia
- Olga

Russia is so big, revolution has been such a mess, I'm sure that romanov's picture by Prokudin-Gorskij exist somewhere in the cell of a little house or in a little museum in the middle of nowhere...

Having Fun! / First real colorized pictures in Russia
« on: July 09, 2011, 04:07:47 PM »

Look at the first photography in the article : it's been taken in 1910 by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii !

Since this diary entry would have been after the 1905 Revolution, there would have been many sources to go through for approval.  However, Nicholas was still Tsar and I think the Pauline Laws of succession were stupid, maybe he did too.

Besides, if Paul I could lay down his idea of the rules of succession, why wouldn't Nicholas II be able to change them?

I have asked that question over and over again in many threads.  Nicholas was Tsar and the tsar had (before the 1905 revolution) the entire governing of the country in his hands.  Yes, he was weak, but his word was still law.  A ukaze is a ukaze.  I am not even sure why he would have to consult with his Minister of Justice.  This was a dynastic problem and situation.

The only thing that would (in my opinion) make him hesitate is that in publishing a ukaze changing the succession, Nicholas would be publicly admitting that Alexei wasn't well and might not live to take the throne.  Up until the end, the Imperial Family tried to keep Alexei's illness a secret.

And besides that, admitting publicly that Alexei was ill would be yet one more thing for the Russian people to hate about their Empress.  She couldn't even give them a healthy heir.

BQ - the typhus issue is also true and it has been discussed many times on the Forum in different threads.  I think we may have recently been talking about it in the Alexandra sub-forum.

So I read it probably here !

This issue had been also raised when the Tsar had contracted typhus in 1901. Alexei was not yet born. I can not remember where I read that.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: July 09, 2011, 07:39:18 AM »
And this one from Alix :

Thank you everybody !

Some pictures have been colorized by Marie and Anastasia themselves.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: July 08, 2011, 08:40:02 PM »

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: July 08, 2011, 06:53:07 PM »
I remember also a charming extract (real video from 1910's) with Olga smiling to people quite closely to the camera. I will try to extract it tomorrow.

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