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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Was Tatiana Taller than her Father?
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:56:02 PM »
Nicholas is said to have been a tiny bit shorter than his wife. On the day of their wedding in 1894, K.R wrote:
 
(...)The Emperor is just a little shorter than his bride, but not so much as to be noticeable(...).

So, it Tatiana was taller than her mother, she must also have been taller than her father. :)

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Their World and Culture / Re: The Imperial Circus
« on: July 23, 2013, 03:23:34 AM »
Besides wikipedia, is there anyplace where I can find more information about the Ciniselli Circus?

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My guess was right, too.

My money's on George!

Ann

I think he will be named George as well.

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #5
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:54:57 PM »
I agree with you Jen_94. I love the whole session - Alix at her very best!

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I am very glad for Will and Kate, but I must admit that I am a little disappointed. I had hoped for a girl - Queen Alexandra!
Congratulations to the happy parents!

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Found some more information. According to that text, Tatjana's father Mikhail was adopted by Prince Mikhail Scheremetiew when Alexander III became tsar in 1881, and took his adopted father's last name. Sounds very odd. The mystery continues...

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I agree. I think it is extremely odd as well and I do not believe it, but it did arise my interest since these "facts" were printed in a book distributed by the "Swedish Film Institute". As I understand it, Alexander III was married but still a Grand Duke when "Mikhail" was concieved. This means that he must have been born before 1881, making him well over fifty when he fathered Tatyana. It doesn't say who claimed that she was A III:s granddaughter, but I guess she did not deny it. I will try to dig out some more.

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It is said that Alexander III was the first tsar to be faithful to his wife. Today, while reading an old book about Swedish film I came across some interesting facts. An actress named Tatyana Angelini Scheremetiew, who did the original Swedish dubs for Cinderella and Snow white, is listed as the illegitimate granddaughter of Alexander III and an Italian opera singer named Angelini. The "relationship" between these two resulted in a son, Michail Scheremetiew, who fled Russia in 1917 and became a singing teacher in Sweden. Tatyana was born in 1923 in Stockholm. She had formal music training from an early age and at age 14 she gave her voice to Snow white and later, in 1950, also to Cinderella. In her 30s she moved to the US were she toured the country with her own radio-show. She was apparently very good at languages and spoke four languages fluently; Swedish, Russian, English and French. She married twice and had two children, her daughter Michaela Jolin (born in 1958) is an acress and tv-hostess.

Has anyone heard this story before? Do you perhaps have something more to add? What do you all think about all this?




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Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Alexander III
« on: July 05, 2013, 02:55:42 AM »
It is said that Alexander III was the first tsar to be faithful to his wife. Today, while reading an old book about Swedish film I came across some interesting facts. An actress named Tatyana Angelini Scheremetiew, who did the original Swedish dubs for Cinderella and Snow white, is listed as the illegitimate granddaughter of Alexander III and an Italian opera singer named Angelini. The "relationship" between these two resulted in a son, Michail Scheremetiew, who fled Russia in 1917 and became a singing teacher in Sweden. Tatyana was born in 1923 in Stockholm. She had formal music training from an early age and at age 14 she gave her voice to Snow white and later, in 1950, also to Cinderella. In her 30s she moved to the US were she toured the country with her own radio-show. She was apparently very good at languages and spoke four languages fluently; Swedish, Russian, English and French. She married twice and had two children, her daughter Michaela Jolin (born in 1958) is an acress and tv-hostess.

Has anyone heard this story before? Do you perhaps have something more to add? What do you all think about all this?




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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Recording of Alexei's voice
« on: July 05, 2013, 02:26:17 AM »
I strongly doubt that that is Alexei's voice. I think it is a glitch, just likt Lady Macduff.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:54:31 PM »
Neat photo and thanks for posting Ally.

Possible that Tatiana is the one snapping the photo here? If so I love how she captures Marie talking to what appears to be an officer (surprise surprise!), and it looks like we see Anastasia and Olga from behind and off to the left. Is that the Empress seated in a chair over to the right...a woman leaning down to speak with her?

It looks like the Empress.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria photos III
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:20:36 AM »
I have not seen it either. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #5
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:15:10 AM »
I believe that she used the name Alix throughout her life. Nicky never called her Alexandra (even though it was her "official" name), but Alix and I believe other close relations did that too. This photo from 1899 is signed Alix.

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #5
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:52:02 AM »
Considering how young she looks and that the photograph was taken at Wolfsgarten, I would say that it most certainly was taken in 1893. :)

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Empress Alexandra Photos #5
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:37:44 AM »
Thank you ever so much Ally! It is new to me.

Neither do I! I can't make out the date - 1898, or '99?

To me, it looks like 1893.

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