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Forum Announcements / Re: About forum members
« on: January 03, 2005, 09:20:04 PM »
it will open up a new world -
now I have to find a decent picture to post ;)

thank you again

The Feodorovski Cathedral & Gorodok / Re: Feodorovsky Cathedral
« on: January 03, 2005, 09:07:06 PM »
Thank you, Bob, for the update and good news! and for the info on why the cathedral was spared


Forum Announcements / Re: About forum members
« on: January 03, 2005, 09:02:19 PM »
HELP!! I am logged in and still cannot access this site - I clicked on your link and it said "you are not allowed access" - which would make sense if I were not logged in

also - I can't even see the Discussion Forum Topic nor do I see a thread called "Forum Members"

I am so frustrated - and I apologize for bugging you again with this
maybe I am just a "Foreign Member" instead  :-[

The Feodorovski Cathedral & Gorodok / Re: Feodorovsky Cathedral
« on: January 02, 2005, 11:52:13 PM »
I hope I do not sound ignorant on this subject but
I am wondering (and thanking God for the church)
since Stalin destroyed so many churches, how did he happen to spare Nicholas II's beautiful Feodorovsky Cathedral?

thanks very much

what is the difference between diamonds and brilliants? - as described for the Coronation Egg?
The dictionary lists brilliants as any number of different gems

so many tiaras are described as having diamonds and/or brilliants - yet the color of the gems is all the same so I am confused


The Final Chapter / Re: Questions about Jewels in Clothes
« on: December 30, 2004, 08:35:12 PM »
thank you for the info, Mr Atchison

I wonder if Queen Mary made an inquiry - or would that have been too risky in case they hoped that the IF were still being held prisoners somewhere
or maybe King G wouldn't have wanted to rattle that cage...

by the way - what is the GPU (is that part of GARF)?

thank you

The Final Chapter / Re: Questions about Jewels in Clothes
« on: December 30, 2004, 04:14:27 PM »
Mentioned by Mr. Atchison above that Alix turned over Victoria's jewel box - what ever became of it?

If the box exists in Russia now, have the British ever laid claim to it or to its contents?

I read about this box in other threads but could not discover its current whereabouts.

thank you

unfortunately, I only was able to rent the VHS version -
I wondered if sets were built or if it was filmed on location, especially the interior scenes

I am currently watching the movie Rasputin  made in the USSR, 1977, direction by Elem Klimov - (I'm watching with English subtitles).

it is fascinating me - I don't know anything about this movie - could not find anything on it on the IMBd.  E Klimov is listed, but not this particular movie.  

The sets are incredible.  

I wonder about what you learned historians might know about this movie from Soviet Russia.  Please let me know your thoughts.

thank you

You are so talented! This photo is just beautiful - makes it true- like it was taken yesterday!


Forum Announcements / Re: System Administrator Appreciation Day
« on: July 30, 2004, 07:10:04 PM »
When my teenagers told me to find new interests (and not be nosy about theirs :o), I had no idea what I stumbled into at Alexanderpalace.  

Thank you Rob & Bob for this fabulously interesting, always new website.  I learn more each day, and someday when I get to Russia, my trip will be that much richer for having the background to appreciate all the Russian splendors.  That is because of you both.

a fellow Texan

News Links / Re: Tomb of Unknown Soldier
« on: July 26, 2004, 10:11:22 AM »
thank you - I will search for that book!


News Links / Re: Tomb of Unknown Soldier
« on: July 25, 2004, 11:53:58 AM »
I regret that you thought I was being judgemental - when I question - I am simply curious - and I think that the Russian people will only benefit from increased awareness of their country's rich historical past.

I could not surmise from the press release if the Russian people support Putin's plans.  

I will be interested to hear more on this subject as I really care about the Russian people.


News Links / Re: Tomb of Unknown Soldier
« on: July 25, 2004, 01:06:44 AM »
thank you - that helps me put things into perspective.  It is interesting that Russia seems to have a sort of "split personality" - Soviet era commemorations and at the same time - icons being returned, Empress Maria F. being reburied, the eminent return of St. Elizaveta if only for a short time...

News Links / Tomb of Unknown Soldier
« on: July 24, 2004, 02:37:29 PM »
There was a tiny buried blurb in today's Dallas Morning News about Putin removing the name of Volgograd from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and replacing it with the city's previous name, Stalingrad.  The article mentioned other recent decisions which appear to resurrect the old Soviet system.  Putin is doing this to "commemorate the fundamental turning point of the WWII." - as quoted in the newspaper.

The article did not mention other specific decisions save for the old Soviet National Anthem.

I'm curious as to your learned opinions for the reasons behind this.  Is it really to bring back the memories of the war?  Or is there more to it?


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