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The Imperial Family / World Today
« on: February 28, 2022, 03:55:15 AM »
100 years later and Russia is still coping with tyrants. God bless the Russian people, and why oh why didn't Nicholas abdicate in favour of Tatiana?

The Final Chapter / Re: One Hundred Years On
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:39:12 PM »
Over 100 years now but still a sad date.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« on: June 24, 2020, 01:26:28 PM »
Well, I guess that's me slandered; sorry, just trying to help. Was thinking more the contemporary witnesses rather than Owen Benjamin's wonderful Rasputin video; that's gone now, isn't it? Owen gets called a lot of names, never mind losing his Hollywood career, basically for calling out child abuse. Who knows if he didn't inspire Mrs Trump to bring about the child traffickers Nexium's and Epstein's downfall.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:23:58 PM »
Actually there is, but a difficult subject to confront.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:24:54 AM »
Were you planning of investigating if they were abused by Rasputin as he bragged about? I brought it up and it went over like a lead balloon, even getting deleted in a day or two.

Looks like it's not going to copy the image, but another of Olga's paintings were sold at Wads.


Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960), Russian/Canadian


Watercolour; signed "Olga" lower left
Sheet 4.75 x 5 in — 12.1 x 12.7 cm

Estimate: $400-$600

Price Realised: $1,560  ?

I think it was earlier this year one of her paintings was sold at Waddingtons Art Auctions in Toronto. I think it went around $1000. Felt I couldn't afford it then, but I still think about now and then.

I can't believe how people accept that narrative of the bullets bouncing off the corsets and not killing the girls more quickly and more humanely. What percentage of the bullets would have hit one of the stones and bounced off? More likely a bullet would have bypassed a stone or smashed it and continued on or pushed the stone into the body. Seems like common sense to me. I've never handled a diamond but you can break emeralds and sapphires easily with a hammer. That's how you mine them. More lies from the killers, methinks.

Rules for This Forum / Posts Deleted?
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:17:41 PM »
Was shocked and saddened to see my Rasputin post providing a link to Owen Benjamin was deleted and I got banned for a little while. I thought the post was sincere. This site puts up colour glossies of the girl's battered skeletons but doesn't want to hear a child abuse in high places expert claim those girls were abused even when Rasputin apparently bragged about it. Usually an honour to hear a brilliant person speak, especially one with a child like emperor has no clothes way of seeing and blurting out. Oh well.

Having Fun! / Re: IF Theme songs?
« on: May 27, 2019, 03:00:44 AM »
I came across this beautiful Song of India by Dimitrij Smirnov. The thing is it was recorded in 1911 and one can't help wondering if Tatiana herself got to listen to and be moved by it just like we can now.

The Final Chapter / Re: One Hundred Years On
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:33:42 AM »
The hundred year mark felt like a circle maybe elliptical where OTMA seemed closer, more right there, like it came around. Now that the century mark since their murder has slipped away, I wonder if those girls may start to fade in the distance or is it those deer in the headlights photos that will always keep them immediate. It seems their murder was the one murder that plunged poor Russia into a 100 year dark ages. Like how Jesus' crucifixion was the one crucifixion of lasting significance. Now at the Century mark, what will happen? Dark ages for the rest of us is what it feels like is what is happening though I hope not.

Having Fun! / Re: IF Theme songs?
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:01:44 AM »
Well for me this song was instant for Tatiana the first time I heard it. Haunted by the Guess Who.

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Larissa Tudor
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:59:25 PM »
I forgot to add the link to the book. The author also states he shows the 'rescue' was officially suppressed, as well he points out Fleming writes at the opening, his book was based in part on true facts. I can't tell if I'm keeping an open mind or just love a good mystery. He adds the Church still doesn't trust the DNA results, rightly or wrongly.

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Larissa Tudor
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:58:42 AM »
Googling Michael Occleshaw I came across in Google Books, Lost Eagle, The Untold Story of Tatiana.. I see here in AP there was a thread on it but it was all about the fictionalized part of Tatiana's life and which I gather was done rather distastefully and disrespectful of her. I'm not sure if I want to read that part, but the author also has a section of her rescue and it's along the same lines as Occleshaw's story. But the astonishing part is he claims this story was hidden in full view in Ian Fleming's 1957 novel From Russia With Love. So many things that Occleshaw uncovered in 1990, this author claims Ian Fleming slipped into his novel, without spelling things out, back in 1957. You recall Fleming was a secret agent, so if there were secret British files as Occleshaw claims, he could have been the man to see them.

Lost Eagle lists eight coincidences from Tatiana's rescue story that appear in Fleming's story. Most glaring is his heroine is named Tatiana Romanova, also when he needs a date for something, he uses Tatiana's birthday, Alexi's birthday, and Larissa's wedding day date. He uses that date for James Bond's and his Tatiana's wedding date. The author speculates both Noel Coward and Sergei Rachmaninov, who knew Tatiana, may have met Larissa in Lydd and they told her story to Fleming. Fleming's Tatiana lived in Istanbul, just like Larissa, too, and at one point Fleming calls her that Russian princess.

Needless to say, I just ordered the book, and a dvd of From Russia With Love.

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