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Very sorry to take so long to post these (and apologies if they're in the wrong forum . . feel free to move them).

During my stay in Sochi earlier this year, I was lucky enough to visit this exhibition. It was only very small, and I didn't have much time there, but it was well worth the visit.

Sorry also for the quality - I am not the best photographer and unfortunately, my camera was the victim of one of Sochi's security x-ray machines, so I was limited to my phone.

Without further ado, here are the photos (feel free to re-use them elsewhere, credit not necessary). I also have larger versions of all, if anyone would like them.

Sign outside the exhibition (held on the top floor of Sochi's art museum):

Riding harness for the horse of Catherine II (I took pictures of most of the captions too, which I'm happy to type out if anyone would like more information):

"Cup-Prize" (the inscription reads: "The Neva Yachting Club, the Prize of the Emperor, the sailing race of July 22, 1898 in Peterhof, the Yacht "Perkun", Count F.G Berg and Count E.F Berg")

Tennis racquet (a very simple item . . . but for me it was very special to see this in person, knowing the IF's love of tennis):

Dress and toy horse:

Will start another post for the rest  . . .

Hi everyone.

Is there any difference between "Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs" and "The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg"? I'm a little confused as they have similar titles. I went to order the former, and the search results also returned the latter:

I'm quite confused as I thought Helen only had one book. Are they the same book? Or different?

Thanks in advance.

Imperial Claimants Post Here / My Cousin . . .
« on: January 09, 2005, 08:53:39 AM »

FA, feel free to move this to another forum, as I wasn't sure where to post it. I feel the claimants forum is the most appropriate because the reason I'm posting it is to show that with lighting, it's very easy for one person to look like another.

Now, it might just be me, but I happen to think my cousin, Andrea, looks like Tatiana Nicholaevna in this photograph (most because of the eyes . . . TN didn't have a fringe like Andrea does). I've converted it to black and white so you can get the better idea.

She actually looks nothing like TN, in RL. Just in this photo, the similarity struck me. She certainly isn't Tatiana, as she was born in 1981. LOL.

Just thought I'd share it because it was interesting.

And no, my family is not related to the Romanovs.  ::)

 . . . a rather strange question, I admit, but I'm curious - does anyone know (approx) how many gowns Alexandra owned?

I believe I read that Catherine the Great had over 200?

Do we have any information about Alexandra's clothes? Also, how many of her gowns are preserved?

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Last Pictures of Anastasia
« on: November 24, 2004, 04:57:49 AM »
 . . . does anyone know which it is? I remember on a site about the animated film, Anastasia, there was a photo (but it was tiny), allegedly taken 3 days before the murders.


The Final Chapter / Questions about Jewels in Clothes
« on: November 20, 2004, 04:50:51 AM »
So we know from the accounts of the Bolsheviks that IF had jewels in their clothes when they were undressed after being murdered. (The Grand Duchesses, at least).

I'm wondering, were the jewels only in the undergarments (corsets, etc) or also in the outer garments (dresses, skirts, etc?).

I lied in bed last night before going to sleep, pondering the Romanovs, as I often do, and, as I'm sure, many others here do.

To me, the question of which garments the jewels were in is significant. Were jewels found in the clothes that they were not wearing that fateful night?

I wonder, perhaps, if IF dressed in their clothes with the concealed jewels on the night of the murder (after being told they were being moved), because they hoped to escape whilst being moved?

I know if I was shut in a house for months, and suddenly told I was being taken elsewhere, I would perhaps hope to escape. (Although, in the IF's case, no doubt a very difficult thing to do, what with an injured Alexei, and the guards, etc).

Imperial Claimants Post Here / Granny Alena
« on: November 01, 2004, 04:24:23 AM »
First of all, I'd just like to stress than I am in no way affiliated with this claimant. Rather, I am simply passing on information for those that may be interested.

On October 25, 2004, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) broadcast a segment on a "Granny Alena". She claimed to be a Grand Duchess but she apparently did not say which one.

Here is a transcript of the segment:

And, an article about Granny Alena from Professor. David Ranson, from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. I very much wish that the photo in the top left corner was larger, so that you could examine her features. I have contacted Professor Ranson about obtaining a larger version of this photograph, and I will post it when/if I obtain it.

I did have a magazine from about 5 years ago with that photo, but I am currently overseas, so I can't scan it!  

Has anyone read this book? If so, what do you think of the theory that Alexandra and her daughters were not massacred in the Ipatiev House, but moved to Perm?

Obviously, since the book's publication in 1976, the remains of the Imperial Family have been found, with the exception of the remains of Alexei and one of his sisters.

However, could it be possible that the bodies found in the Koptyaki Forest were buried there in 1919 or later(making the "theories" in the book possible) , and not in July 1918 as is the assumption by most? I know this is not probable but I always tend to "think outside the circle". How accurate are the dating of bones? Can experts differentiate between bones buried within a year or so of each other (eg: Is this differentiation specific enough to determine the exact year that the bones were buried in Koptyaki Forest?) If not, is there any other evidence to prove that the bones were indeed buried there in mid 1918?  ???

Just a thought that crossed my mind. Highly improbable, but possible. I personally found the testimony in this book to be very convincing.

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