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Greeting to you all ! I was scanning the weeks t.v. schedule and noticed of couple of programs that may be interesting. The I.D. Network "Royal Inquest" series is presenting a program concerning the forensic science examination of the remains of the Romanovs. It is set to broadcast Friday May 15th at Pacific Time in the US. It looks like it will be repeated several times throughout the week. Also, on Ovation Network is a biography of bass Feodor Chaliapin and his influence on opera. I'm not a big opera fan ;D but these are interesting to me that takes place during N&A time period. It is on Friday May 15th at 7am Pacific time and also is repeated throughout the week. Cheers !!

Servants, Friends and Retainers / Re: Mr Charles Sydney Gibbes
« on: September 28, 2008, 12:38:40 PM »
You are spot - on Lisa D. ! Congrats Robert H. !

Servants, Friends and Retainers / Re: Mr Charles Sydney Gibbes
« on: August 15, 2008, 01:22:35 PM »
This is where I first heard about it. On page 64 in FOTR. " During her service at court, Demidova became enamored of Charles Sydney Gibbes, The young English tutor to the imperial children.  The homosexual Gibbes, however,took no notice ; he once described her as of a singularly timid and shrinking disposition. "

Robert, The Kaiser episode may have been Torchwood. If you are a fan of Dr. Who you should check out Torchwood on the BBC...a very cool spinoff of Dr. Who.

Tsarskoe Selo Town / Re: The train station at Tsarskoe Selo
« on: August 08, 2008, 11:08:58 AM »
Joanna, Iam new to this site and don't post often but the links to the sites of the old Imperial Station and the Tsarskoe environs are fantastic! It causes a lump in my throat to see these beautiful historic buildings in such condition. It may be just the time of day that some of the photograpy it is almost magical/mystical. Thanks for this.

The Putilov works employed 12,000 in manufacture of industrial machinery and railway locomotives. In the Northern Caucasus, Baku Oil was a major entity.
Imperial Russia was a founding member of the Olympic Games movement and took 3 medals at the 1908 London Olympics  8)

FA, was not my intention to name just the American companies :) I was looking at an article today  by David W. Mcfadden "Alternate Paths Soviets and America 1917-1920" about the struggle of the U.S. companies to prevent being nationalized by the Bolsheviks.That is why I just mentioned the Americans. ;) also, I think that Nicholas II reign deserves some credit to modernize Russia. It just my opinion that all progress was nota result of the revolution and founding of the Soviet State.

Here are a few more : The Russian Singer Sewing Machine Company   International Harvester Corp.   Westinghouse Brake Co.  J.M. Coates Co.   & National City Bank.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« on: July 02, 2008, 12:15:48 PM »
Sorry, I made an error with post. When reading Sophie Buhoeveden "The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorova" I see that letters signed by Alix P.Q. #III were written to Margaret Hardcastle Jackson (Madgie) and not to Mrs. Orchard(Orchie) Thanks, Helen for directing to correct info.

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« on: June 28, 2008, 11:48:04 AM »
Helen, Thank-You ! You marvelous ! This has been bothering me for ages. How sweet and and endearing. Isn't "poppet" or "puppet" still used in Britain as an affectionate name for a child?

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Young Alix - Before her Marriage
« on: June 28, 2008, 11:00:26 AM »
I have looked thru several of my books and searched the archives of posts here, could someone help w/ answer?
When as Empress, AF would sign her letters to Mrs. Mary Anne Orchard, her former governess, as " Your Old P.Q. # III " What does this mean?

Thanks, Randy

Greetings from a newbie Bob. This is a wonderful new format. Goota go, I am deep into Volkov online memoirs ;D

Regards, Randy aka Tyumen.

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: May 20, 2008, 11:35:09 AM »
Thanks Terry !

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:33:31 PM »
Hello Max. I am a newbie my name is Randy.Welcome to you. I have viewed this site for years and finally signed on just recently.N&A and family would be so proud to have their memory cherished this way. I have learned from the members so much. The members are so intelligent and thoughtful and kind and I am honred to be a part of it all.

Cheers, Randy (Tyumen)

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: May 04, 2008, 01:05:58 PM »
been visiting for a couple years. spend hours on site much to the consternation of those around. Read N&A in 8th grade 1974. Just purchased "The Romanovs...Love, power & tragedy" The text,pics,diary entries and letters are A+


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