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Just got my book from Amazon 2 days ago - can't wait to read it!!!!

The Final Chapter / Remains of Alexei + His Sister Sent to Moscow
« on: March 03, 2011, 06:32:58 PM »
Royal Russia reports that the Tsesarevich's and his sister's remains have been sent from Yekaterinburg to Moscow. Unless the government makes arrangements, it is said that the remains would be buried in a common mass grave in a cemetery in Moscow. Although it seems more likely to me that they would be buried with the rest of their family at the Fortress of Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg.


I'm not posting the entire schedule, but for any of you who can easily make it to the San Francisco area during the second weekend in November 2009:

Ilana Miller will be speaking about "The Amiables - Prince Henry and Princess Irene of Prussia".

I will be speaking about the Sons of Alexander III and giving a second talk on Royal Scandals.

Arturo Beeche has complete information, and he moderates on this forum.

Would love to see any APTM Forum Members there!

Lisa Davidson

The Russian Revolution / Czech Legion
« on: September 18, 2009, 03:36:17 PM »
new topic - pivotal bands of soldiers fighting for the independence of their own country

Forum Announcements / Southern California Fires - Summer/Fall 2009
« on: September 02, 2009, 06:25:50 PM »
I've received a couple of anxious emails from royalty and Romanov friends who know I live in Southern California. It seems that news is so often sensationalized these days that the impression has been given that the whole place is up in smoke.

From where I live, south of LAX, we can clearly see the fire and at times the flames. Our skies have a sooty appearance. But, we are fine. It's not the time for taking hikes and such, but we are confident our firefighters will have the many fires under control soon.

For those of you who have written to me, I will of course write personal replies, but it seemed easier to just say - hey - we're okay here.

Lisa The Sooty One

Forum Announcements / Prayers for the Family of Our Forum Administrator
« on: February 27, 2009, 11:16:26 AM »
Word has reached me of the imminent death of a member of our Rob's family.

Please join me in a prayer of your choice (or if that is outside your beliefs, your best wishes) for Rob Moshein and his family.


Dan Willis is reporting the death of Prince Michael Feodorovich, who was known by the surname "Romanoff de Russie" in France where he lived his entire life, one day after the death of his cousin, also named Michael. (likely both were named in honor of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich?)

Michael F was the son of HH Prince Feodor Alexandrovich, who was the son of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and Grand Duchess Xenia - and thus a great-grandson of Emperor Alexander III and Princess Irene Paley, who was thus a granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II, making her son also a great grandson of Emperor Alexander II.

Michael F's son, also a Michael, I believe, lost his only son in an accident, and afterwards adopted his only child, a daughter.

Steven L of this board reported that his post announcing this death was somehow deleted and I am checking into this. (Note later - I checked with Bob - we know of no reason why the earlier post is gone.)

Forum Announcements / Death of Michael Andreivich Romanov (1920 - 2008)
« on: September 22, 2008, 08:53:06 AM »
Reported by Ilias of John on a different thread. He was the elder son of HH Prince Andrei Mikhailovich, who was the eldest son of Xenia Alexandrovna and Alexander Mikhailovich. He lived the later part of his life in Austrailia. By all reports, he was a fine gentleman.

Among his surivors are his brother Andrei Andreivich of Inverness, California, USA.

He was third in line in the RFA, which is now as follows:

1. Nicholas Romanovich (b. 1922)
2. Dmitri Romanovich (b. 1926)
3. Andrei Andreivich (b. 1923)
4. Alexis Andreivich (b. 1953)
5. Peter Andreivich (b. 1961)
6. Andrew Andreivich (b.1963)
7. Michael Feodorovich (b. 1924)
8. Rostislav Rostislavovich (b.1985)
9. Nikita Rostislavovich (b.1987)
10. Nicholas Nicholievich (b.1968)
11. Daniel Nicholievich (b. 1972)

A poster recently asked what the opinion of the RFA and the Romanov family (apart from Maria Vladimirovna, her mother and her son) is about the remains found in  2007, especially in light of Roussel's possibly premature announcement. While I was reasonably certain what Prince Nicolas, the head of the RFA would say, I am nonetheless going to repeat what he wrote me. I am quoting from an email I received last week and which I am quoting here with his permission:

Dear Ms Davidson,

I have been assured by reliable Russian sources and by various Russian media that the remains found last year near Ekaterinburg are indeed those of the Tsessarevich and of his sister. However I remain only hopeful that it is so, until I get an official confirmation from Prosecutor Solovjev and/or Prof. Rogaev.

Sincerely Yours

Nicholas Romanoff, Prince of Russia

I think it was kind of Prince Nicolas to reply to us, and I'm sorry I was on vacation last week and did not get to read this until yesterday.

News Links / Princess Alexandra Galitzine Armour (1905 - 2006)
« on: December 16, 2006, 01:37:18 AM »,1,2315486.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

From the Chicago Tribune, Princess Alexandra, who was known in the US as Mrs. Lester Armour, died on December 5, 2006. She was born Princess Alexandra Pavlovna Galitzine.

She was the first wife of HSH Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich, son of HIH The Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and HIH The Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, making her a niece by marriage to the late Emperor Nicholas II. She and Rostislav had one son, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich, known as "Rosti", who we lost in 1999.

Rosti said his mother had been badly treated by the Bolsheviks and so made him promise from the time he was very young that he would never go to Russia. She always felt something bad would happen to him if he did. His promise, which I know weighed heavily on him, proved impossible to keep. He keenly felt a responsibility to his late great uncle, the Tsar, and so he donated a blood sample to help identify other Romanovs and was present when the results of Anna Anderson's DNA testing were announced.

And, when it came time to bury the Tsar and those found in the grave in Koptyaki Forest, Rosti felt he had to be there, even though his mother remained worried, and as they always spent their summers together, their time would be shortened. One of his cousins told me that Rosti contracted an infection at the Cathedral which lead to his death while in Russia. Others have told me he died of cancer, but I always felt badly for Mrs. Armour, as Rosti was her only child, and they adored one another.

Forum Announcements / Lisa's Mother in Hospital
« on: November 15, 2006, 06:37:07 PM »
Hi everyone - for those of you who know me, you know that I have two speeds only - warp and sleeping - so I was very surprised to hear about my mother being hospitalized this week with a probable heart attack - because Mom is the same way! At any rate, your prayers and best wishes are very much appreciated.

Q&A and Interviews / Coming Soon: Princess Margarita of Romania Interview
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:31:29 PM »
I am pleased to announce that HRH Princess Margarita of Romania has generously agreed to be our next interview subject. The interview itself will take place in the coming weeks. Once it's completed, I'll have the FA post it here for everyone to read.

In the mean time, if any of you have any interview questions, please feel free to PM them to me. Do not post interview questions here!

Forum Announcements / Best of The Forum!
« on: December 23, 2005, 02:57:35 AM »
It's getting towards the end of the year, so I thought we should take a look back at 2005 for "The Best of The Forum".

In your opinion who/what are:

Best Topic:
Best Post:
Best Forum Member:
Best Moderator:
Best Authority:
Best Argument:

It has been suggested on another thread that Nicholas II (and by extension, his family) was guilty of Crimes Against Russia and therefore deserved the murders at Ekaterinburg. I think we should exclude from the discussion whether or not one believes in capital punishment or not. We should also exclude the criminality of the Ekaterinburg murders - it is a separate issue.

What I would like to hear from anyone who cares to participate is this: just what crimes do you think Nicholas committed?

I am willing to defend Nicholas and his family, and I would imagine one or two others would consider helping with this. However, before we can mount a defense, we need to know exactly what those who think "they deserved it" did to merit this treatment.

Responses are most welcome.

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