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Nicholas II / Re: Disposal of bodies and Yurovsky-Ermakov conflict
« on: July 27, 2017, 01:30:22 PM »
Yurovsky wrote a lot of things that were contradictory or plain out lies. You must read his words with caution and scepticism. He was writing for his Soviet audience, not an accurate historical account.

Nicholas II / Re: Disposal of bodies and Yurovsky-Ermakov conflict
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
This was explained many years ago. Yurovsky decided to burn the bodies so the remains couldn't be identified.  Before burning them all, he decided to take the two smallest bodies to see if they would burn sufficiently.  They didn't burn at all having been frozen. So Yurovsky buried the two at that site, running over the area with trucks to obliterate the traces and then took the remaining bodies to be buried elsewhere.

The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (Dona)
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:21:55 PM »
If you don't know, you shouldn't post the photo if it is more recent than 1923, to be certain.

The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (Dona)
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
I wish to remind users that due to International Copyright laws you can NOT post photos which are in copyright without permission of the copyright holder for images after 1923. Please do not post photos if you do not know the date or have copyright permission.


The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Maria Theresa and her large family
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:21:22 AM »
Because you can't upload photos directly here. You have to put it up on a different server, such as shutterfly or snapfish and then embed the code from there between the [img] tags, not [image]

You are correct, Xenia's grandchildren kept all of those letters, from Olga and Marie Feodorovna as well.

Yes to King Edward. I don't know the chap on the left either.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: May 07, 2017, 05:43:58 PM »
The watermark on the photo is clear that it came from GARF, the National Archives of the Russian Federation.

Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:19:40 AM »
A sailor from the Standart. This was taken in Finland.

Balkan Royal Families / Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« on: April 07, 2017, 08:06:36 PM »
David has been given a 30 day "Time Out" from the Forum for not dropping the subject as requested.

Balkan Royal Families / Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:07:34 PM »
You are the one who believes Lisa's statements are "derogatory and offensive". That is your belief. I know who she knows and who she doesn't.  As a moderator she has my full support and confidence.  If you don't like this forum or the way I run it you are welcome to leave and take your opinions elsewhere.  Lisa is equally free to express her opinions as you, or anyone else.  Her status as a Mod is irrelevant to that point.

This part of the discussion is now closed. David you will now refrain from any further comment about Lisa and her opinions.  This subject is no longer to be discussed. You are free to discuss the facts and other subjects pertinent to this topic, but if you discuss Lisa's personal statements or her personally, as in who she does or doesn't know, you will be given a "time out".

No further discussion on this please.

Balkan Royal Families / Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« on: April 07, 2017, 10:55:34 AM »
I will only add that I have known Lisa for over 20 years. She does indeed know individuals involved and reports accurately what she knows from her interactions with those people. She only protects their privacy, as she should, by not dragging them into this.

If you disagree with her statements of fact as she knows it and her opinions on the subject, that is certainly her right but there is no reason to continue to belabor the point.


I'm talking about the backlash from many historians about the accuracy of Anastasia; I believe Bob described it as someone making a film which "Anne Frank moves to Orlando and opens a crocodile farm with a guy named Mort."? (A little joking prod, of course, I'm not attempting to cause an argument. Actually the image of Anne Frank's crocodile farm is amusing :p)


So can future posts about Anastasia or even mentioning the posts remember that you need to at least have a valid point not to like the film but don't diss it for the lack of accuracy?

In that New York Times article you cited, the "Anne Frank and Mort" one, Bob was further quoted as saying: <I>Mr. Atchison and other Russian-history enthusiasts acknowledge a certain trade-off here. ''If 900,000 kids go to 'Anastasia' and of that, 10,000 kids become really interested in Russian history and go on and find the truth and pursue it, it's worth it,'' he said. ''But on the other hand, we create 890,000 people in the United States who are actually going to believe this story is true.''</I>

I have had quite enough of this self promotion of a silly unsupported, unproven, fictional, and ridiculous, supposition from this user. I'm locking this thread to further comment and "von ebert" with his awful grasp of the English language have been given a "time out" from further posting.

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:43:24 PM »
I am in regular contact with GDE, Tsarfan and Louis Charles in "the real world".

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