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Well, I may be a Romanov too.  After all, my dog is a SIBERIAN husky!  That's right- she comes from the land of Romanov exile- and perhaps is descended from dogs around Ekaterinburg.  She doesn't resemble Jemmy or Ortino at all- but I'm sure we can find a connection there somewhere.

BTW- she IS absolutely beautiful- ice blue eyes and white/grey markings.  She'll never win any obedience trials (typical husky!), but she'd be first in any beauty contest!

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexei and Hemophilia
« on: June 11, 2004, 10:31:58 PM »

As far as I know the disease was never mentioned in the family.
Queen Victoria used to say : "This disease does not exist in our family".

In all fairness, while I have read this quote in QV bios, one has to put it in context.  The Queen was not in denial, but stated this after her son Leopold was born and she was told of his disease.  And she was right- at that point, there HAD been nobody else with haemophilia in her family, as far as anyone knew.

Certainly it was discussed frequently in letters to and from Alice, Vicky and others. usually as "this awful disease".  While it was not announced publicly, it was certainly something the family was aware of, and it was NOT ignored.

(My first post here, although I have been lurking for a while!)

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