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The Romanovs in Film, a comprehensive filmography spanning the years from 1909 to the present day, and written by Greg King, has been published in full at the URL below. This "on-line book" includes 163 films featuring members of the Imperial Family as characters, and covers the history of each film and its cast, production, and plot. Critical analysis is included where applicable.

As ever, we hope you will enjoy this information, and that you will find it a valuable resource when plotting your course through the sea of Romanov movies!


News Links / "Fire Destroys St. Petersburg Cathedral Domes"
« on: August 25, 2006, 01:46:19 PM »
I didn't see this posted anywhere else, so...

Obviously, the destruction done to the Cathedral is terrible, but I do hope that the "the military uniforms of Russian 19th century tsars" were saved -- they are must less reconstructable.


Edited to add:  There's an interesting "slide show" gallery that accompanies this article which shows officials and firemen rescuing icons, etc from the building.  I'm afraid it looks like that central dome is gone, though...

3 the Last Tsar's Eldest Daughter"

Has anyone read this, or does anyone know anything about it?  Being a completist, I've ordered it, but I have no idea what to expect!

(Thanks to David Downes -- bookfinder extraordinaire -- for letting me know about it...)



Greg and I are pleased to invite you to visit us and join -- or just read -- our new forums.  We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Rob and Bob for letting us announce this news here.

Penny Wilson

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / 101 Reasons AA was FS
« on: August 04, 2005, 12:40:18 PM »
(Same rules as the other thread.  Again, I'll start...)

1.The DNA

2.The Wingenders recognized her

3.FS disappeared in early 1920

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / 101 Reasons AA was GD Anastasia
« on: August 04, 2005, 12:37:50 PM »
(We do this on another board I'm on -- not a history board, but I think it could be a good way to keep things straight.  The rules: no discussion here -- there are other threads for that -- just a list.  I'll start....)

1.Princess Xenia of Russian recognized her.

2.Alexandra Tegleva-Gilliard confirmed identical hallux valgus.

3.Distinctive "Romanov" blue eyes

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / AA and the Russian Language
« on: March 07, 2005, 12:46:24 AM »
In response to a post from Annie on one of these threads a few days ago, I said I would draw up a list of people who testified that Anna Anderson/Fraulein Unbekannt was entirely and fluently conversant in Russia.  I am still compiling a general list of those people, but in the meantime, here is a shorter list.  Just three people.  All of them came out in opposition to Anna Anderson, yet all of them testified that she spoke and understood Russian:

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia
Pierre Gilliard

So there you go, Annie --  and I went you one better by giving you three people who didn't recognize AA as AN, yet testified that she understood and spoke Russian.  So is your contention now that Olga Alexandrovna and Gilliard are liars, or is it your contention that they were somehow mistaken?  And if either of these, what does that say about
their veracity regarding their claims about the case in general?

News Links / GD Marie Pavlovna's son Lennart...
« on: December 21, 2004, 05:42:36 PM »
died today in Mainau.  He was 95.  For those who can read Swedish:

The Imperial Family / Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna
« on: July 24, 2004, 12:05:14 PM »
Anastasia Mikhailovna had three children during her marriage to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (she married him when she was nineteen) -- Alexandrine(Queen of Denmark), Cecilie(the German Crown Princess) and (if memory serves) Friedrich Franz.

Having retired to France after her widowhood at a relatively young age, she had a series of lovers, one of whom, Vladimir Alexandrovich Paltov (1874-1944), fathered her illegitimate second son, Alexis Louis-de Wenden (1902-1976), when Anastasia was 41.

Alexis married Paulette Seux (1908-1975) in 1929, and had two daughters, Xenia Louis-de Wenden (born in 1930) and
Anastasia Louis-de Wenden (born in 1935).  As far as I know, these daughters are still alive and kicking, and have extensive families.

For more information, see Jacques Ferrand's "Descendances  Naturelles des Souverains et Grands-Ducs de Russie de 1762 a 1910."  There are many unusual and previously unpublished photos, as there are in all of Ferrand's books.


News Links / Russian Princess dies...
« on: July 07, 2004, 10:32:56 AM »
Maybe slightly off-topic, but an interesting story:

Elizabeth Kropotkin Sidorov, who started life as a princess during the Russian revolution, was orphaned at age 10 and built a financially modest, but rich life as a Northern California shopkeeper and local authority on the history of her native land, has died. She was 87.

Sidorov died June 30 at Novato Community Hospital after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer's, said her daughter, Vera Eby.

Born in Moscow on May 28, 1917, two months after Czar Nicholas II abdicated his throne, Sidorov's family traced its royal lineage to the 9th Century Viking warrior Rarik, founder of Russia's first monarchy. Her paternal grandfather served as an officer in the Czar's Guard and her father, Prince John Kropotkin, as an officer in the Imperial Army.

See the rest of the article(including errors!) at:

News Links / So THAT'S where "it" is...
« on: April 28, 2004, 10:11:47 AM »
I think there was some discussion about this little piece of equipment a few weeks ago:   ::)

News Links / Moscow wants Tsarist gold back
« on: April 26, 2004, 11:29:13 AM »
...from Japan.

(I wasn't sure again where to put this -- could there be a "News Forum" maybe? 8)   )

Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Posting Photographs...
« on: April 10, 2004, 10:21:30 AM »
How is this done?


Rules for This Forum / Posting Photographs...
« on: April 10, 2004, 10:21:30 AM »
This topic has been moved to [link=;action=display;num=1081866587;start=0]The Discussion Forum[/link] by Forum Admin.

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