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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: My Tatiana site-news
« on: January 16, 2009, 01:27:57 AM »
May I add your website to my links page? :)

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: My OTMA website
« on: January 15, 2009, 09:02:45 PM »
Ally, may I put your website on my link list? And nena, do you have a website?

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: My OTMA website
« on: January 15, 2009, 08:43:51 PM »
 If you want me to put your website on my Links List, please tell me so. But you'll have to do it before 2:00 AM, because then I will be going to Florida and won't be able to put you on my list until Wednesday!

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The Imperial Family / Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« on: January 15, 2009, 05:46:38 PM »
I'm pretty sure they smoked when the war began because they might have been nervous or depressed. I've never heard of them smoking before the war, though.

Before the war, they probably weren't considered old enough to smoke. ;-)
But if Olga was 19-22 when she smoked, and Tatiana started smoking somewhere around age 17-18, wouldn't Maria and Anastasia have to wait until they were that age to start smoking? It does not make sense that Olga and Tatiana couldn't smoke when they were 14/16, but the little pair could. That's why I don't think it could have been ages that made them not smoke before the war, but just the fact that they were happy and not depressed.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: What was Maria known for?
« on: January 15, 2009, 05:22:39 PM »
One more memory of a family friend. I think it describes Maria well:
" Marie had splendid eyes and rose-red cheeks. She was inclined to being stout and had rather thick lips that detracted a little from her beauty. Marie had a naturally sweet disposition and a very good mind." - Anna Vyrubova

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Olga Nicholaievna / Re: What would you like to read about Olga?
« on: January 15, 2009, 05:01:12 PM »
I would like to read a detailed biography about her life with lots of anecdotes, memoirs and maybe a couple of photos.

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The Imperial Family / Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« on: January 15, 2009, 04:56:09 PM »
 Does anyone know what year OTMA started smoking? I think it might have been around late 1914/ early 1915.

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Romanov sisters
« on: January 15, 2009, 03:38:35 PM »
I hope you don't have to leave the school! I'll cross my fingers that you pass the exams. ;)

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: What was Maria known for?
« on: January 14, 2009, 09:41:49 PM »
"Marie Nicholaievna was a fine girl, tall for her age, and a picture of glowing health and colour. She had large and beautiful grey eyes. Her tastes were very simple, and with her warm heart she was kindness itself. Her sisters took advantage somewhat of her good nature, and called her "fat little bow-wow". She certainly had the benevolent and somewhat gauche devotion of a dog." - Pierre Gilliard
"When I first knew the Grand Duchess Marie, she was quite a child, but during the revolution she became very devoted to me, and I to her, and we spent most of our time together. She was a wonderful girl, possessed of tremendous reserve force, and I never realized her unselfish nature until those dreadful days. She too was exceedingly fair, dowered with the classic beauty of the Romanovs; her eyes were dark blue, shaded by long lashes, and she had masses of dark brown hair. Marie was plump, and the Empress often teased her about this; she was not so lively as her sisters, but she was much more decided in her outlook. The Grand Duchess Marie knew at once what she wanted, and why she wanted it." - Lili Dehn
"Marie Nicholaievna was like Olga Nicholaievna in colouring and features, but all on a more vivid scale. She had the same charming smile, the same shape of face, but her eyes, "Marie's Saucers", as they were called by her cousins, were magnificent, and of a deep dark blue. Her hair had golden lights in it, and when it was cut after her illness in 1917, it curled naturally over her head. Marie Nicholaievna, alone of the sisters, had a decided talent for drawing, and sketched quite well, always with her left hand. "Mashka", as her sisters called her, was ruled entirely by her younger sister, Anastasia Nicholaievna, nicknamed by her mother as "the imp"." - Sophie Buxhoeveden
I might record more about her another day.

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The Imperial Family / Re: Photos and showing teeth
« on: January 14, 2009, 08:40:14 PM »
Well yes but the other way is to see the year and place of the picture and you will know :)
I ment that I use that trick if it has no date on it.

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The Imperial Family / Re: OTMA - smoking and make up ?
« on: January 14, 2009, 08:35:22 PM »
 I'm pretty sure they smoked when the war began because they might have been nervous or depressed. I've never heard of them smoking before the war, though.

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: About that wig!
« on: January 14, 2009, 08:27:31 PM »
Thanks for the help Sarushka and nena! Now I know a lot more information about their hair in 1917. :)

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana's Name
« on: January 14, 2009, 08:22:09 PM »
 I pronounce it as Tat-ee-anna and write it as Tatiana.  :)

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Tatiana's Name
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:49:03 PM »
Thanks! I just noticed that you posted that earlier. :-[   Sorry to make you have to repeat it again!

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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: About that wig!
« on: January 14, 2009, 05:46:30 PM »
Oh, and one more question. Did OTMA wear wigs when they had their heads shaved in 1917? I don't think they did, since it does not show it in photos that I have seen. But does anybody know for sure? Also, another question. It is like the one Sarushka posted when she first started this topic. Did the public know that OTMA's hair had been shaved off?

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