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The Final Chapter / Re: Bathing
« on: January 31, 2006, 09:33:13 AM »
Bathing can make a person feel better about themselves. It also can be relaxing. How about just having a private moment alone when they were always being watched?

It all makes sense to me.

I definitely agree with that. Anything to escape from those creeps and have one moment to themselves.

Rasputin / Re: Rasputin: opinions
« on: January 23, 2006, 06:49:06 AM »
I think Rasputin was a fraud, a fake and a con man who wormed his way into the lives of the Imperial Family and deluded himself into thinking he had healing powers. As for Alexei, I think the only thing that saved that beautiful soul was the good Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There have been times that Alexei was well without that creep.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria in the movies
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:50:18 AM »
This is a rather odd observation and I was unsure as to where to put this topic (in films section or Maria's section), but I have noticed that in the many films depicting their lives (save that of the Anastasia films, and the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra) Maria is always the more focused on daughter.  Examples:

Rasputin and the Emperess:  Maria is a large part of the film.    She is the only daughter who's character gets developed and other than Anastasia (who had one line) she is the only daughter to talk.

Assassin of the Tsar:  Yet again, Maria is the only daughter with lines and it is her voice that opens the film.  

Lost Prince:  Maria is the pretty blonde girl that Johnny is so mesmirized (sp?) with.  She actually symbolizes The entire Romanov family and the brutality of Revolution.

Rasputin (Rickman version):  She is given more screen time than any of the other daughters.

Knowing that all her life, Maria always felt like the forgotten sister, I think it is kinda neat how the media turned the tables and made her just as important as her other sisters.

With the exception of Nicholas and Alexandra, I have never even seen the rest of these movies. I had no idea about Maria being given so much screen time in these films. I have so got to order them to check them out myself. Besides Olga, Maria is another favorite Romanov of mine. Maria is so beautiful, so gay and loving and warm.

Honestly, I can't imagine why ANYBODY is still abiding by these rules and claiming to be the heir to a throne that exists in their imagination. The Romanovs will never be restored to the throne of Russia. The Russian Revolution happened for a reason. Just let it be.

I totally agree with you there 100%! I think all the Russian people really want is to be free, free to live their own lives, to make their own choices, without the interference of a tsar. After everything that has happened since 1917 (and before that), if the Romanovs return to the throne, it's like history repeating itself all over again, with the people being repressed.

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Maria Romanova
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:23:41 PM »
The Maria Romanova in question is HIH Grand Duchess Marie Wladimirovna, de jure Empress of Russia - only daughter of the late Grand Duke Wladimir, and thus, the grandaughter of Grand Duke Kirill and Grand Duchess Victoria.

Thanks a bunch for the update.

Again, take care.

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Maria Romanova
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:14:03 AM »
I just finished reading an article about Maria Romanova. According to the article, she has been trying to get Russia to admit that the murders of Nicholas II and his family was unjust.

If you'd like to check out the article, here is the link:

Just in case anybody was interested.

Take care everybody!

Having Fun! / Re: Favorites and Least Favorites
« on: January 06, 2006, 09:33:12 AM »
My favorite Romanov is without doubt, Olga (Nicholas II's daughter). She and I have alot in common. We both love to read, we're both the eldest (I have cousins though), and we both have tempers. Another favorite is Maria; she is just so beautiful, her beauty is stunning. One thing we have in common is a love of drawing-except I'm right-handed. The last Romanov is Alexei. He is such a gentle love, a brave, caring and spirited beautiful child.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: [img]Olga Pictures III
« on: January 05, 2006, 02:49:57 PM »
This one is my favorite. She wears the dress and crown very well.

This picture of Olga is stunning! Here, she really seems to be the perfect image of what a tsarina ought to be-poised, beautiful, elegant, passionate and intelligent. If it wasn't for that stupid Law of Succession, Olga would have ruled Russia with no problems. And she would have been a fantastic ruler too.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra - Slandered and Hated
« on: December 29, 2005, 09:57:15 AM »
Now THIS is a hot topic to discuss! I've been reading the messages here regarding Alexandra, and I would like to put in my two cents as well:

How can anyone call Alexandra a stupid and evil woman? In my opinion, that's going too far! Also, to say that she was responsible for communism and the Soviet System, that is just flat out ridiculous! I think it was basically a miscommunication gap between Alexandra and the Russian people.

-I think it would have helped if Alexandra had been better prepared or coached in the role of Empress. Why didn't her mother-in-law, Marie, instruct Alix in this?

-Also, Alix should have made a better effort to be more sociable and be more out there, seeing what's really going on with the Russian people. Instead, she turned more inward, withdrawing from alot of people.

-Regarding Rasputin-I will admit right now that I completely detest this man. In my opinion, I always thought he was a con-man who deluded himself into thinking he was a miracle worker. Anyway, you can't really blame Alexandra for depending on him. I mean, if you gave birth to a son, and he's afflicted with a deadly disease, and you know you're responsible for it, you would want to believe in something, anything, to help your son get better. I'm sure alot of people would have done the same thing.

-Maybe the Russian people should have given Alexandra a chance, a chance to show what she could have done for the country. They should have gotten past their anti-German feelings and see her for the kind, caring, loving woman she was.

And Alexandra was a lovely, kind woman who really wanted to make a difference to the Russian people. She was an exemplary mother, and a loving wife. I guess it goes both ways.

I hope I pointed out some good points regarding Alexandra. And to answer the question-she was not Russia's worst nightmare, not in the slightest.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Did Anastasia feel unloved?
« on: November 14, 2005, 04:13:40 PM »
The meaning of the name does seem to tie in with Anastasia's life story, although this was never an intention on her birth. But it is a interesting foot note in History. She recieved her name because a princess of montengro, who had married into the Romanov family, bore this name. Anastasia's name suited her, for she was resurrected by Anna Anderson's claims. And then she was resurrected in the memory of popular culture as being the most famous last of the romanovs, apart from her father and mother.

Don't forget Baby (Alexei). He, like big sister Anastasia, too, is considered to be the most famous last of the Romanovs.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei and Being the Tsar
« on: November 11, 2005, 12:39:46 PM »
I think Baby would have made a wonderful Tsar, much better than his father, in my opinion. Had he survived to adulthood, he would be taller than his father, like his grandfather Alexander III. He does have more people skills than his parents combined. Definitely for the modern age. The world's a poorer place without him.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Re: More Pics of Aleksey
« on: November 09, 2005, 12:37:55 PM »
Alexei 1918

It's so nice to see a smile out of that beautiful handsome face! Especially during that difficult time. Was this picture taken during the winter of 1918?

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Did Anastasia feel unloved?
« on: October 27, 2005, 12:48:10 PM »
I think Anastasia must have felt unloved sometimes, whether she actually was or not. She must have felt the full force of her family's disappointment at her gender. Also, with Tatiana being her mother's favourite daughter, Maria being her father's favourite daughter and Alexei being the favourite child overall, Anastasia must have felt terribly unneeded and a sort of third wheel.


Out of OTMA, it would be the youngest daughter who would have serious historical significance, from her life and from her death. People wanted to learn more about one of the most famous names in history, and there has been a storm of controversy surrounding her death that still lingers to this very day. You gotta love the irony in that.

After all Anastasia means "she will rise again."

That rotten turncoat, Derevenko! At a time when Baby (Alexei) needed him the most, he goes off and abandons him, the slimeball! I can't believe him the creep! Ahem, sorry about that guys, but I am just so angry at him for the way he heartlessly betrayed Alexei and abandoned him during the Revolution. Anyway, on to the question. Does anybody have any idea of what happened to the traitor afterwards? How longed he lived and what he did afterward?

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Riding His Sled Down the Stairs
« on: October 24, 2005, 12:56:46 PM »
I know this may sound shocking, but I think Baby rode his sled down the stairs on purpose. Maybe he was looking for a way out-out of this situation he and his family are in, out of the pain he was in half the time, out of everything. And to tell the truth, I really can't blame him. Death would be so much more appealing than living, especially when you're a prisoner who has to be cooped inside all day.

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