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For some reason, I am very intereted in this couple, but I cannot seem to find any information their turning down the throne of Finland wikipedia pages ( and  Although An Uncommon Woman  the Empress Frederick Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm by Hannah Pakula is about the English empress of Germany Victoria and her children, it just mentions her daughter's marriage to Friedrich, not so much about the throne of Finland.  What did the Finnish people think about this?  Does anybody have any information about this?  According to the wikipedia page, Friedrich was elected to be the king of Finland but turned away when Germany lost WWI. 

Their World and Culture / Re: Charities and Haemophilia
« on: October 05, 2014, 03:27:37 PM »
I found some information.  According to this website:, an American doctor named John Conrad Otto published an article about haemorhagging and the symptoms of haemophilia in Philadelphia for the New England Journal of Medicine in 1803 without realizing what the disease was.  His name keeps popping up whenever I search history of haemophilia.  If only I could find the article now...

Their World and Culture / Re: Charities and Haemophilia
« on: October 04, 2014, 07:29:19 PM »
Thank you all for your answers.  I suppose it'd have indeed raised some questions if Alix had been interest in/wanted to donate money to a haemophilia charities, if they even existed at the time.  I do know that America published a scientific article about haemophilia before Alexei was born.  (I'll try to find it).  Was it being researched in any other countries?  Sorry if I was being ignorant.

Their World and Culture / Re: Books That the Romanovs Read
« on: October 03, 2014, 08:04:30 PM »
Did any of the children read Peter Pan or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?  I know that I re-read Peter Pan so many times when I was young.

Their World and Culture / Charities and Haemophilia
« on: October 03, 2014, 07:12:19 PM »
During the late 19th century and early 20th century, European royalty started sponsoring charities.  (Please correct me if I'm wrong).  Since haemophilia was in most of the royal families descended from queen Victoria (English, German, Russian, Spanish, etc...) did any of the royals start/give any money to charities for haemophilia?  Were there any charities for haemophilia back then, international or national?  And did Alix know of about any of these and donate to them?  We already know about her charity bazaars and knitting circles during the Russian-Japanese War and WWI, so why wouldn't she have supported haemophilia charities?

Wow, Bryndis!  Thaks alot, I mean it!  :) :) :)  But are you sure that's the Trecentenary, or when they visited their extended Romanian family?  I'm only saying this because I recognize prince Nicholas and princess Ileana. Still a great find though!

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: New link
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:59:44 PM »
I said this before in the video thread, but is a good site that organizes videos (mostly documentaries and any T.V shows about the Romanovs).  It even has silent home footage of the royal family!

Try frozen tears.  (it's a .org site.) Then go to videos, and underneath film and documentary should be home videos with silent (longest is probably up to a minute) footage of the Romanovs' family footage.  Hope this helps?   :-X  By the way is the silent footage of the Tricentenary (sp?) available anywhere?  I just keep finding clips from National Geographic...  :(

Forum Announcements / Re: Where do you come from?
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:02:12 PM »
I'm American.  As for my ancestry I identify myself as Irish-Italian not just that's because what I am; but also because of how I was brought up even though I'm also Canadian and I might be Scottish.  I'm from the east coast.

Their World and Culture / Re: Non-Orthodox Religious Buildings in Russia
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:43:01 PM »
It's a shame that the old Protestant church is in ruins.  :(  It looked quite charming in the black and white photo.  The Lutheran church of Saints Peter and Paul looks beautiful!

Their World and Culture / Non-Orthodox Religious Buildings in Russia
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:44:34 PM »
Hi!  Even though I find Russian Orthodox churches very beautiful; I'm very curious about the non-Russian Orthodox religious buildings in Russia that were built during imperial Russia and are still standing today.  Specifically, in Saint Petersburg, but they can be in other locations as well.  (I'm mostly interested in Anglican and Roman Catholic churches along with Buddhist temples.)  Jewish synagouges (sp?) and Muslim mosques are welcome as well!  On wikipedia I just got a few Anglican and Roman Catholic churches located in Moscow, not the Saint Petersburg area.  I didn't know where to put this question, so feel free to move this question to its appropriate place.   :-[ 

Forum Announcements / Introduction Thread for new Members?
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:46:06 PM »
Hi, I'm new here!  I was wondering if it's ok to start a thread for new members to introduce themselves and why they're here?  I have been lurking here in the past for information about biographies on the Holstein-Gottorp-Romanovs.  I'm particularly interested in the places that the immediate royal Russian family visited besides their royal residences.  I'm also interested in Alix's relatives!  I'm very shy at first but am always wanting to learn about other cultures.  I'm an American.

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