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it's well known there are many films about Rasputin. one of them was produced in France in 1967.
Robert Hossein made a film called "I killed Rasputin".
Can anybody share with that video? i eagerly interested in it as Felix Yusupov and his wife Irina commented on that event. this is an opportunity to hear their voices and manners!
Please, help!!!

Rasputin / Re: Icons of Rasputin
« on: March 14, 2009, 10:23:12 AM »
thank you!

Rasputin / Re: What Happen To Rasputin Sons?
« on: March 14, 2009, 10:21:45 AM »
By the was, it was said that  Matryona left training  lions and  other beasts becase she was biten by white bear in US. this information was given to me by a woman who talked with a  GRANDDAUGHTER  of Rasputin. she is alive and she visited the Yusupov Palace on Moyka canal.

if u r interested i can found her portrait.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Yelagin Palace
« on: March 14, 2009, 10:12:59 AM »
it's a pleasure for me to know that u like that chandeliers))
a little metal jar (made as antique vase) is a bottle for oil.
it  can be seen better to the 2nd link (in the very centre)).

The Yussupovs / Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« on: March 13, 2009, 11:02:07 AM »
there are a lot of extremely interesting pic of Yusupovs jewels, but u talk about Pelegrina pearl.


Rasputin / Re: What Happen To Rasputin Sons?
« on: March 13, 2009, 10:39:10 AM »
Goldenen, really nobody knows the fate of Rasputin's children exept for Matryona (1897 birth). After revolution she left Russia and lived in Europe, than in US. she married to officer Soloviev.
Rasputin had 2 more children - son Dmitri (1896 birth) and daughter Varvara (1900). That's all. i've never heard about someone else.
 i have an official information:
V. and D. stayed in Russia. D. was exiled with mother to nothern town Salekhard, where he died in 1930.
V. have been staying for many time in siberian village Pokrovskoye. Some say that she moved to Leningrad where lived till the end of life.

Rasputin / Re: Icons of Rasputin
« on: March 13, 2009, 10:22:01 AM »
thank you, some pics r new for me
do u know, where is that church situated?

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Yelagin Palace
« on: March 13, 2009, 06:57:11 AM »
In Yelagin Palace one can see very interesting and unusual chandelier with candles of 19 century.
there is a special top for a jar above the candles. it was filled with aromatic oil. when the metal jar was heated with a candle fire, fragrance spreaded for all the interior.
then at the end of the chains which hold the candle basket they arranged many little metal balls. after warm air got higher that balls began to tremble and sounds as little bells.

As u see, people could make very witty knick-knacks.

I have some pics of it, but dont know how to add them.

Palaces in St. Petersburg / Re: Returning confiscated property...
« on: March 13, 2009, 06:23:06 AM »
This question is not so sharp in Russia now, as i see  it. Absolutely agree with Robert Hall that sumtuousness palaces could be provided only by extremely rich companies. there r enough wealthy persons who want to buy such ediffices. As a usual they dont want to acquire the ruins with a vast restoration needs. they r interested in houses in fashionable expensive districts of the city to turn them into hotels. on the other hand , we know that many european countries has a special laws for owner to open to the public such historical palaces. we have not.

what about the church. they give  their lands and property back for the loyalty to the government. they r silent and not opposive to state power's injustice. they build many gigantic cathedrals and small churches but they a empty in fact.
it's a symbol of a state power more than people's faith.

The Yussupovs / Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« on: March 13, 2009, 05:40:13 AM »

On album 332 there is a picture of a staircase to the princess room. I have been told that the orginal stairway was made from crystal. Does anyone know anything about that or is it just a fairytale?


 u know when The Yusupov Palace began to work as a museum people had little fact about its history. The oaken staircase at the pic was made in 1890th, but some staircase to Princess's  bedroom was arranged in the mid-19 century. Many years ago they say, 1st staircase was made of crystal, but after the next refurbusing its crystal piers were used for redesigning of the Ball room. But actually, it's a myth.

Best regards.

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