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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / AP book?
« on: July 05, 2006, 08:07:54 PM »
I was just reading in the section about Alix's ghost that Bob Atchison would be putting out a book about the Alexander Palace in 2005.  Did it happen?  I collect Romanov books and haven't seen it, and I would certainly want to obtain it!  I hope I haven't somehow missed it...please advise!  Thanks! :)

The Alexander Palace / Nicholas & Alix's bedroom oratory
« on: July 01, 2006, 10:51:43 PM »
Hello!  I've been wondering (I wonder about trivial details... :-? :-?) if anyone knows this:  I read that in Nicholas and Alix's bedroom the oratory was to the right of the bed, and the water closet to the left. Does this mean to the right and left facing the bed, or facing away from the bed?  Thanks!

The Final Chapter / Otma DNA---hemophilia carriers?
« on: May 16, 2006, 10:30:22 PM »
     I wondered if tests could be done on the remains of the 3 grand duchesses to see if they carried the gene for hemophilia, as their mother did---I'm not very well-versed on DNA studies, and wonder if it would be possible.  It would be interesting to know...

Imperial Russian History / Orthodox worship practices #3
« on: May 11, 2006, 08:33:10 PM »
     I would like to know if Russian Orthodox worshipers stand throughout the church service, or if they are seated.  I don't see pews or chairs in the interior photos of the churches.  I also wonder how often they receive Holy Communion;  I read somewhere that they take it once a year only.  As an Episcopalian who receives the Eucharist weekly, and takes great comfort from it, once a year seems rather sparse.  Perhaps someone knows of a place that talks about the rituals of the Orthodox Church.  Thanks

     I have read that many of Alix's clothes exist in several different places, such as the Hermitage, Pavlosk, and Tsarskoe Selo.  I have seen pictures of a few, but I am wondering if photos exist of all her remaining clothes, and if there has ever been a book or catalogue of them all.  Thanks!

Nicholas II / The Tsar's Power
« on: April 27, 2006, 04:35:52 PM »
   I wonder why, since Nicholas II was an autocrat and all-powerful ruler, he didn't just change the laws of succession to include females.  Knowing of the anxiety and desperation to have an heir, and producing one daughter after another, I wonder why he didn't change it.  Does anyone know?

The Alexander Palace / Alix's bathroom
« on: April 27, 2006, 03:14:24 PM »
     I have been wondering about the configuration of Alix's bathroom---where was the tub and toilet, where was the staircase to the children's rooms,etc.  I'm also curious about the toilet and oratory on either side of N & A's bed---anyone know what was where?  My husband thinks I'm weird about wanting to know about a bathroom---call it feminine curiosity---I like to know as much as possible!  Thanks!

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