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The Final Chapter / Ivan Nikolaievitch Kleshchev
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:35:38 PM »
I am working on a project and I'm looking for help in locating information on Ivan Nikolaievitch Kleshchev.
Kleshchev was a young guard/sharpshooter at the Ipatiev House and is said to have witnessed the murder through a window. I've been able to locate a bit of information, the same bit, in a couple of books like The Last Tsar by Radzinsky. I'm hoping there is more information on him somewhere.
Hope someone can help!

The Final Chapter / Kerensky's Intentions on Moving the IF to Tobolsk
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:41:30 PM »
I was reading Greg King's The Last Empress and found one part very interesting/confusing.

Kerensky wrote that he chose Tobolsk as the IF's place of residence because of it's "[...] very small garrison, no individual proleteriat, and a population which was prosperous and contented [...]". Kerensky went to lengths to find a foreign place of exile and he wrote that he wished for them to be moved out of the country. It's well-known that the train carrying the IF to Tobolsk was disguised as a Japanese Red Cross Mission and the railway line they were using was deemed safe.

The fact that the IF had to wait so long for the house to be fixed up for their residency seems somewhat strange. Also the fact that Nicholas was told the destination of their departure was "unknown" and that they should bring warm clothing and furs. If they knew they needed warm clothing and knew the destination, why wouldn't they tell the family they were going to Tobolsk? When were they told exactly where they were going?

Did Kerensky have plans of taking them out of the country but they were halted unexpectedly?

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links /
« on: November 22, 2010, 08:30:45 PM »
Hi, everyone.

With some help from Laura Mabee ( I've been working on a new educational website on the children of Nicholas and Alexandra. It's going to be a sort of companion to, but instead of the media presentation it would be a personal, in-depth look at their lives with biographies, letters, anecdotes, pictures, etc.

I'm still in the designing stages but I was wondering if I could get some input from you all. What would you like to see in a new website on the children? Any ideas are welcome.


Forum Announcements / Need Help - Russian Correspondence
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:11:13 AM »
Hello -

I'm studying the Russian language at my university and about to start my second semester class. I thought it would be a great help in learning the language well to have someone correspond with me in Russian, so I was wondering if anyone here who knows Russian (or is learning too) would like to correspond with me through snail mail. If you're interested, please PM me.


Many of you may be familiar with my website about Anastasia Nicholaievna (if you aren't -- there's a link on my profile) and for a long time now I've wanted to improve it by getting a real domain and everything. Getting it started on my own, however, is proving difficult. I'm wondering if there's anyone here who is knowledgeable about creating websites that would be interested in helping me create it and/or partnering with me in running it. I'm considering making it a website for all of the children but I'm not sure yet.

PM me if you're interested!


OTMA: Daughters of the Tsar.

A new novel about Nicholas II's four daughters coming in 2011 from Atheneum books!

A couple of disclaimers from Sarah Miller:
*Banner made by Holly J. Daugherty, a preemptive fan and fellow Romanov devotee. The Atheneum design gurus will have their way with OTMA all in good time.

*The title - OTMA: Daughters of the Tsar - is tentative and subject to change.

Congratulations, Sarah!!!!

Forum Announcements / Rare Russian Icons Exhibit in Oklahoma
« on: June 21, 2008, 03:37:17 PM »
Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs is Hillwood Museum & Gardens' second installment in its new series of temporary exhibitions. This exhibition is an innovative examination of the impact of Western culture on the evolution of Russian religious painting from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Forty-three icons and oklads (decorative icon covers) and two books from this period will illustrate this fascinating story. Icons from this still little-known period in the history of Russian icon painting traditionally have been seen as artistically inferior to those of the medieval "Golden Age," when Russian icon painting reached its apogee. Yet "late icons" reveal a rich variety of conflicting styles and ideas that makes them sensitive gauges of a culture undergoing rapid change.

Objects on display will include jeweled icons once owned by the imperial family, mass-produced images made for the poorest peasants, traditional icons revered by those who strongly opposed any deviation from the convention, and others that illustrate modern Western innovations.

The exhibit starts on Saturday, June 21st and ends on August 31st. It will be featured at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Anastasia Pictures IV
« on: January 19, 2007, 09:06:43 AM »
Here's a new thread to add pictures of the lovely Anastasia.  ;D You can also add your colored pictures of Anastasia, if you like.

Having Fun! / Russian Culture Project - Please help!!!
« on: January 04, 2007, 05:59:32 PM »
Hey everyone!
My Spanish club is having a culture night where lots of people come and I chose Russia as my country (of course) and I really need some help!
I'm supposed to have:
Food: I need to make a Russian meal, drink, and dessert. Then make recipe cards for it.
Geographic info: Needed to make a pamplet with.
Map of Russia
Clothing: I have to dress in Russian clothing. I have no idea about clothing. Does anyone know of what traditional Russian clothing looks like?
Jewelry or various Russian items.

I'll also have to decorate a table with this stuff. Does anyone have any ideas? Anything will be appreciated!  :)

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Pictures of the Little Pair
« on: September 22, 2006, 11:52:54 AM »
I searched and searched and didn't find a thread for just pictures of Maria and Anastasia together so here it is! Please post your favorite pictures of Maria and Anastasia together here! :)

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova
« on: September 04, 2006, 10:35:17 AM »
Hello everyone!  :)

Please visit my Anastasia website!  Tell me what you think and if you have any suggestions for me. Thanks!

Having Fun! / Name My Kittens!
« on: September 06, 2005, 05:32:32 PM »
I have four kittens! I want to name them after royalty or the Romanov's or anything to do with them. The only problem is, I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING!!!
Please help me out. Three are boys and one is a girl. The girl has a bobtail. The littlest one is abnormally small. One is mostly white on the bottom half with stripes on his back and neck, and the other is black, white, and grey striped.

Having Fun! / What Do They Think?
« on: August 16, 2005, 02:07:27 PM »
What do your family members think of you being so interested in the Romanovs? Do they support you or think it is silly?
My dad thinks it is nice and buys me books and frames for my pictures. My mom at first thought it was weird because they were dead. Then once I made her read a book on them and she now thinks they were interesting. She has read about three books and seen all of my videos.  She especially likes to read about OTMA. She thinks Marie is really pretty and she is her favorite. Sometimes she crys and says "Those poor girls!"  

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Anastasia Pictures II
« on: August 11, 2005, 10:45:48 PM »
I started this thread because the other one made my head hurt. I thought it would be nice to start on a clean slate.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Anastasia's letters and notes
« on: July 03, 2005, 12:09:37 PM »
If anyone has letters from 1917-18 please post them!  ;D
              , Holly

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