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Has anyone here read "The Russians" by Hedrick Smith. This book just sort of popped in my head as I was looking through the Russian Revolution section. I lent it to a friend awhile ago so I don't remember too much about it but I do remember it was enjoyable -- although a bit dated. ;) I'm just curious if anyone else has read it and what they think about it in terms of accuracy, etc?

I loved this book! It was the best $1.87 that I have ever spent. Has anyone else here read it? What did you think?

Imperial Russian History / Tolstoy's letter to Nicholas II
« on: October 07, 2004, 05:27:04 PM »
Okay, I remember hearing/reading that dear Leo sent a letter to Nicky. I'm curious as to what this letter was all about. Can anyone actually post or detail what Tolstoy wrote?

Russian Noble Families / Princess Paskevitch
« on: August 28, 2004, 11:32:50 AM »
I found an intriguing reference to Princess Paskevitch in Little Mother of Russia.

"The Princess, whose husband disapproved of Alexander II's liaison with Catherine Dolgoruky, had closed her doors to the Romanovs with the exceptioin of Dagmar. No other member of the Imperial family ever crossed the threshold of her large house on the Quai. When the revolution came, the Princess, eighty-one years old and almost blind, refused to leave the capital."

What happend to the Princess? The first time I read this book I was a hundred miles from civilization and I swore that I would remember to ask this question, and I remebered!

Imperial Russian Antiques / Serov
« on: May 22, 2004, 11:07:30 AM »
I have always thought that Serov's portrait of Nicholas was magnificent! I've seen some of his work here and there but this site has alot of it.

Imperial Russian History / Imperial Yacht Club
« on: May 20, 2004, 07:40:49 PM »
Does anybody know what the Imperial Yacht Club looked like? I haven't seen any interior or exterior photos of this exclusive club!

Also, if somebody has information on what it is used for today, please share.

Imperial Russian History / Countries of the Russian Empire?
« on: May 09, 2004, 10:23:49 PM »
Can anyone provide some background information on Chechnya. I admit I've only just looked into this issue so I'm pretty much in the dark. What was Chechnya like during Imperial Russia? How did this whole conflict develop?

The Yussupovs / Felix and Irina's fashion house, Irfe.
« on: May 09, 2004, 08:41:18 PM »
What exactly happend to Irfe? Were people responsive to its products? Did Felix actually design the clothes? Was there a flagship store? Do any pictures relating to Irfe remain?

I really, really want to know!

Other Palaces / Oak Hill
« on: May 09, 2004, 03:43:36 PM »
What happend to the palace Marie Pavlovna (the younger) built in Sweden during her marriage to Prince William? What did it look like and what is it used for now?

Other Palaces / Abbas Tumani - residence of GD Georgiy Alexandrovitch
« on: April 29, 2004, 04:47:31 PM »
Somebody please answer Thomas' question.

I really want to know.

Servants, Friends and Retainers / Father A. Vasilev
« on: April 26, 2004, 08:19:16 AM »
What happend to Father Vassiliev after the Revolution?

The Windsors / Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« on: April 24, 2004, 03:23:09 PM »
Did Victoria ever find out about her illegitimate half-sister? What happend to her half-sister?

What has happend to Zahle's papers? I've read that they're in the possesion of the Danish royal family. What does his dossier contain?

I was just wondering what happend to the books Uncle Bimbo authored? Has anyone read them?

The Yussupovs / Dacha of the Yusupovs, at Tsarskoe Selo
« on: March 30, 2004, 04:19:12 PM »
I remember reading somewhere (most likely on this site) that the Yussupov family had a "house" in Tsarkoe Selo. What happend to it?


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