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Rasputin / Where to find Rasputin's teachings?
« on: July 10, 2005, 03:51:44 PM »
Where can I find some authentic examples of Rasputin's teachings (in English)? I want to get a feel for his 'voice' & the way he expressed himself.


The Final Chapter / Plays performed by the Imperial Family in Tobolsk
« on: June 15, 2005, 10:01:44 PM »
Does anybody know for sure which plays the Romanovs performed to amuse themselves in exile?

Robert Massie mentions in NICHOLAS & ALEXANDRA that the IF acted out scenes from various plays during their winter in Siberia, but refers to only one (THE BEAR, by Chekov) by name. I understand that the contemporary play about the Grand Duchesses, entitled OTMA, is centered around the girls rehearsing THE CHERRY ORCHARD. Is that based on fact? Also in N&A, Massie relates an incident when Alexei convinced Botkin to take the role of a country doctor for one of their performances -- Chekov's THE SEAGULL includes the part of a doctor, but Massie doesn't refer to the play by name, and I'd imagine there could be any number of Russian plays which include a doctor as a character... Anybody got specifics??

The Final Chapter / Did Olga write the reply to the rescue note?
« on: June 04, 2005, 04:43:43 PM »
In FOTR, King & Wilson write that the reply to the rescue note "could, however, have been written by one of the eldest grand duchesses." because neither the Tsar's or the Tsarina's "distinctive" handwriting was a match (pgs222-3). Wouldn't Olga then be the most likely candidate of the two? Tatiana's handwriting, in my opinion, is much more distinctive than either of her parents'. Even in English, it's tough for me to read Tatiana's script...

The Final Chapter / Who had measles when?
« on: June 03, 2005, 07:42:33 PM »
I've just been reading Lili Dehn's account of the abdication, and it's gotten me all muddled  :-[

I know there are some inaccuracies in her account regarding which of the Little Pair were healthy & up and around at various points during the abdication, but I can't remember the details.  Is it true that Olga, Tatiana, and Alexei were ill first, followed later by Anastasia, and finally Maria? And wasn't it Maria who accompanied the tsarina when she pleaded with the palace guard?

If someone can refer me back to a more reliable version of the story, I'd sure appreciate it -- I'm suddenly having trouble sorting out what I read where!

Can someone tell me where to find the couple of photos taken of the imperial children aboard the Rus on their trip from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg?

I KNOW this is here someplace, I just can't find it!


Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Who's read what?
« on: May 29, 2005, 07:01:56 PM »
Since I'm kinda new around here, and generally impressed with how much you guys know about the Imperial Family, I'm wondering who's read which books on the Romanovs. I'd like to compare notes, so-to-speak, and find out what to read next. (Maybe I can also figure out where you've found those photos I've never seen and the anecdotes I've never heard!) Here's my list:

Anastasia's Album
Anastasia: the Last Grand Duchess, by Meyer (Royal Diaries)
Anastasia: the Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Kurth
Angel on the Square, by Whelan
At the Court of the Last Tsar, by Mossolov
At Home with the Last Tsar (the exhibition catalog)
Camera & the Tsars, by Zeepvat
Fall of the Romanovs, by Steinberg & Khrustalev
Fate of the Romanovs by King & Wilson
House of Special Purpose, by Trewin
Kitchen Boy, by Alexander
Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo, by Beckendorff
Last Days of the Romanovs, by Wilton
Last Days of Tsardom, by Bykov
Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra
Last Empress, by King
Last Grand Duchess, by Vorres
Last Tsar, by Radzinsky
Last Tsar, by Yermilova
Left Behind, by Buxhoeveden
Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by Buxhoeveden
A Lifelong Passion
Lost Tales: Stories for the Tsar's Children, by Botkin
Memories of Alexei Volkov, by Volkov
Memories of the Russian Court, by Vyrubova
Nicholas & Alexandra, by Massie
Nicholas & Alexandra: the family albums, by Prince Michael of Greece
Nicholas II, by Lyons
Nicholas II: Twilight of the Empire, by Lieven
Once a Grand Duke, by Alexander Mikhailovich
Once a Grand Duchess by Van der Kiste
Private World of the Last Tsar, by Grabbe
Rasputin: a life, by Furhmann
Rasputin: the Man Behind the Myth, by Barham & Rasputin
Rasputin: the Saint who Sinned, by Moynahan
Rasputin's Daughter, by Alexander
Real Romanovs, by Botkin
Real Tsaritsa, by Dehn
Romanov Autumn, by Zeepvat
Romanov Family Albums, by Massie & Swezey
Romanovs: the Final Chapter, by Massie
Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy
Royal Russia, from the James Blair Lovell Archive
Six Years at the Russian Court, by Eagar
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court, by Gilliard
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra, by Kurth

Bits & Pieces:
Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra
Jewel Album of Nicholas II, by Solodkoff
Lost Splendor, by Yussupov
Nicholas & Alexandra: the Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia (from the exhibition)
Nicholas II: As I Knew Him, by Hanbury-Williams
Pered Rasstrelom, by Nepenin (in Russian)
Quest for Anastasia, by Klier
Rasputin File, by Radzinsky
Rasputin: Satyr, Saint or Satan, by Myles
Tsesarevich (in Russian)
Vospominaniya o Tsarskoi Sem'e, by Botkina (in Russian)

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