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Rasputin / Re: Rasputin's apartment on Gorochowaja 64
« on: May 14, 2009, 05:05:24 AM »
in the middle of  the 18 century this route was named as Admiralteyskaya road.
since the second half of 18 century it was called Gorokhovaya after a german merchant Garrah (in russian it sounds like Goroh) who had his own store there. that shop became very popular among inhabitants.
After revolutin Gorokhovaya turned into Komissarskaya and then Dzerzhinskaya.

The Yussupovs / Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:21:21 PM »
In 1858 prince Nicolas junior lived in Paris and bought a lot of things, knick-nacks for his Moika palace and for his own. He loved precious stones very much, I heard a lot about jewels brought from some auction of 1857-58 (?). Do u know anything about that event?

Then Nicolas bought a diadema of greece princess with a big diamond-solitaire of 35 carat weight. Maybe somebody has a pic of that jewel? i failed to find it(

Rasputin / Rasputin and advertisment
« on: April 17, 2009, 01:31:53 PM »
Look at this poster! The main topic is "Horrors of Saint-Petersburg", new attraction in the city. Under the "11, 12" one can find such phrases:
***He treats  guests with almond pastries. Taste legend. Mortally deliciously***

So, would you welcome a monument of a mass murderer in your city, if he was part of its history?
Lenin has done nothing good for our country, and the bad we still have to live with.

Well, as i know, states against the communistic past are very popular in Baltic countries, former members of USSR.
Anyway Lenin is very disputable person. But he only took the power in Russia because nobody wanted to be responsible for the fate of the country after Romanov's abdication.
Lenin has done nothing? Let me remain that it was he who gathered separate russian lands in 1920s during the Civil war. There were many militarymen from European countries, former allys in world war I, who invaded our lands.

By the way, as i heard,  some agreements were celled with Soviet Russia to which Estonia and Latvia at the beginning 1920th years firstly found the legitimate state system and scopes.
Correct me, if i'm mistaken.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir
« on: April 08, 2009, 01:22:18 PM »
In previous topics i found interest in interiors of the house of GD Vladimir (nowday outlook). I have many of them, here are some pics. This is not a museum now. It's marvellous.
Main Staircase

Crimson Drawing Room

Moorish DR, where Romanovs wrote a letter to Nicolas II. They asked not to punish GD Dmitri and Felix Yusupov after Rasputin was killed.

Russian Dining Room

Rasputin / Re: The House in Pokrovskoe
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:49:26 PM »
This is house in the siberian village Pokrovskoye where museum comemorated to the peasant was arranged. I suppose it's new building. Original one was demolished as Belochka noticed.
I have some pics, they are not mine, but i think curious.

new building made for museum

This's original house of Rasputin's relatives

There are pieces exhibited in that museum

Personally, i'm not Lenin's fan too. But i believe this act was made by uneducated person who don't esteem history of the city that bore the name of Lenin. There are a lot of people came from other cities to Spb. Some of them don't want to learn SPb's history, habits and traditions.

The Yussupovs / Re: Private Apartments in Moika Palace of the Yusupovs
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:55:19 AM »
This is a portrait of unknown girl with a flowers. Painting of 1914 was owned by Yusupovs. Artist is Shtemberg if i'm not mistaken. This canvas is a piece of an interior decoration, not native for this drawing room.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / About one image of Aleksei
« on: April 05, 2009, 01:53:34 PM »
I think everybody here know this picture. Liitle Alexei stand near a little donkey with a light cart.

The boy loved that donkey very much and Italian king presented him exactly this team of italian work. Here it is, very nice and joyful toy).

in any case, do you recognize the ribbon (sash) colors or design? 

To be honesty, i did not know anything about this order. But its story seemed me to be interesting. I asked some specialist, so they said:
Established by Queen Theresa of Bavaria on December 12, 1827 for impoverished, unmarried daughters of the nobility. The recipient received a pension of three hundred florins a year until she married. This Order could also be granted to noble ladies of foreign birth, but when this was done there was no remuneration.
BADGE: Gold rimmed, white bordered, light blue enamel cross. Between the arms are blue and white lozenges. Center medallion portrays the letter T (initial of founder) surrounded by a green wreath. Badge is suspended from a gold crown. Reverse center medallion bears the date of founding in gold on white enamel.
STAR: None.
RIBBON: White with two broad light blue border stripes, each of which has a narrow white stripe toward inner edge. Narrow white borders.

but i dont know what was it given for to Yusupovs women.

Rasputin / Re: One more version of the murder
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:53:04 PM »
thanks, but in russian articles and researches they said about "stolen official report" from archives of Military Medical Academy. widespread qoutes by Kosorotov's autopsy were published in the newspaper "Russian Will" (Russkaya volya). The surger was silent until new prime minister Kerensky had stopped the inquest after tsar's abdication. In conclusion, that info was not official, just remains of the phisian.
what about the side wound...yes, it was not fatal. but who did it??? some say - masons, i heard about Romanov's, Irina's brothers... maybe somebody knows more details about it

Rasputin / Re: One more version of the murder
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:05:44 PM »
i don't argue. but the official report was stolen in 1930th, the depiction of the corpse is known from a Kosorotov's comments on that case published in news paper.
the main point i interested in is a side wound

Rasputin / Re: One more version of the murder
« on: March 23, 2009, 03:59:53 PM »
yes, she lived in the Crimea, that story is known from her letters. this's one of versions and the reason is that wound. it was documented by autopsy. only water in the lungs is disputable thing (was it or not). some gun shots could be referred to english spys or someone else.
but that cut is a real secret.

Rasputin / Re: Pictures of Rasputin
« on: March 23, 2009, 01:31:12 PM »
this image is well known. but i was surprise to see among this company Rasputin's father. that black beared man stands on the Rasputin's left)

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Kekerikeksinen Palace
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:24:05 AM »
the exact name of the palace is Kekerikeksenen.
it's was Catherine's II tradition to built palacecs commemorated to battles. this one was designed as Gothic castle, new pseudo-gothis trend in russian XVIII architecture. little interiors were saved, but here are some pics:


St.George hall, newly restored

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