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The Yussupovs / Re: Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch
« on: September 07, 2009, 09:34:56 PM »
Lisa, i'll do my best to track down the source. I think I remember it being in A Lifelong Passion, so I will have to go find it and double check. if it's not there, i apologize for suggesting incorrect information and obviously none of you will believe it anyway unless there is a source.
I have read this about Dmitri and Olga in so many books, without a source listed, and I think it's ridiculous that I've thought it was common knowledge because I read ill-informed and poorly researched books. Sad

The Yussupovs / Re: Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch
« on: September 07, 2009, 05:05:27 PM »
Well i wasn't making inquiries about whether or not they had a relationship, but certainly we are free to discuss whatever we like here, provided we are respectful. :)
I find it interesting that perhaps no one at the time was saying these things, and that the rumors developed over the years.
I thought it was well known that olga and dmitri were being considered for marriage, there was a french press cliping about it but i suppose that doesn't mean anthing. It's news to me that there is no evidence of this as I remember reading letters from Nicky to Alix stating that Dmitri was not behaving well for marriage with Olga.

The Yussupovs / Re: Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch
« on: September 06, 2009, 09:38:30 PM »
i always get upset whenever it seems someone has fabricated their life in their biography, especially someone with access to so much history. i feel there is quite a bit of ambiguity about the revolution and how it truly played out, because there was so much propaganda afterwards. i wish people felt more of a responsibilty to the truth when writing about themselves, rather than wishing their lives were more exciting. If Felix pretended to have a larger role than he did or even simple exaggerations about his behavior, he is changing how people think of the revolution, the imperial family, russians at the time. when one had such a hand in history, one has absolutely no place fabricating or stretching the truth in any manner: leaving the rest of us to say: we'll never know how it really happened, because the ones who would have told the truth weren't writing anything.  :'(

The Yussupovs / Re: Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch
« on: September 04, 2009, 11:59:25 PM »
You're right, Lisa, and we will never know whether the rumors are true. I agree that they aren't our business, but i was simply curious as to who specifically was saying this, whether within the Romanov family itself these rumors were being paid attention to. i never feel as if I can come to a conclusion about precisely why Dmitri was forbidden by Nicholas to see Felix, because I have heard so many different angles. If these rumors were being said in earshot of the Imperial Family, history would be influenced by their decision not to marry Olga and Dmitri, not to consider Dmitri next in line, etc. I'm just wondering who was saying these rumors, and who heard them.

The Yussupovs / Re: Felix Yusupov and Grand Duke Dmitriy Pavlovitch
« on: September 03, 2009, 08:38:39 PM »
the rumors about felix and dmitri in a sexual or romantic relationship, where did these rumors come from? who started them? were people saying this at the time, like 1913 or so I think is when most people think they were together, or was it only much later that people started wondering?

ps : the ribboned one is the old class 1, and the medal to the right is the modern order.

i didn't mean a photo of him, but never mind. here's a link to a picture of it if anyone cares:


you say he was awarded the order of st george, do you have a picture of what this medal looks like? or is it just the typical iron cross that he wore?

The Yussupovs / Re: Photos of Felix Yusupov
« on: August 28, 2009, 10:52:33 PM »
the funeral can be found easily enough, i think, i've seen it too. but i was curious because i've seen a lot of, albeit short, footage of the tsar, and even a short bit with grand duke dmitri, but i've never seen any video of felix or irina when they were young--or even felix when he was old. i guess its just wishful thinking... ;)

The Yussupovs / Re: Photos of Felix Yusupov
« on: August 27, 2009, 10:35:32 PM »
no matter when it was taken, its a great find :)

there really isn't a seperate topic for this, but i was wondering if anyone had ever seen live video footage of irina or felix?

The Yussupovs / Re: Photos of Felix Yusupov
« on: August 24, 2009, 04:21:24 PM »
 alexandre64, do you know what date the photo that you posted was taken?

what a great find, ladytaksa! thanks for sharing :)

"This is the first time I've ever read that GD Dimitri was wounded in WWI - seems highly unlikely, especially because the source is German.  Never say never, but seems highly unlikely."

I agree--something like this would have been more widely known if it had been true. Did GD Dmitri enter in combat during WWI at all? I know when he was in exile in Kazvin the Tsar was promised that Dmitri would not be put in any position that might cause him harm, such as direct combat, so why would he be fighting before that, especially when he was in better favor to the Tsar then?
PS the New York Time seems to have published a lot of silly rumors about the Grand Duke throughout his life, without ever naming their sources. I imagine this bit is one of them.

on a side note here is a nice photo, good quality, I had never seen before:

Hello all,

 I am new to posting but have been a fan of the Romanovs all my life. :) Hopefully some of you experts will be able to answer my questions.   ;D

I came across this article from the archives of the new york times stating that Grand Duke Dmitri was shot and seriously wounded in 1914 during an "engagement" on the Warta River in Poland, though it does not say much else I will post the link. Just click on the blue button: 'view full article' under the headline and it opens as a pdf.

I have never in my life heard that Dmitri was shot and I have done a fair bit of research on him. Does anyone know if this is just a rumor that somehow developed credibility in the united States or has anyone else heard and can verfiy? and provide details?

THANKS! here is the link:

The Imperial Family / Re: The Paleys
« on: October 31, 2008, 11:23:38 PM »
Hi everyone,

In last month's french vogue there was an article on Nathalie Paley. Did anyone read it? I flipped through it but my french is terrible, does anyone have a copy of this magazine?

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