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I believe this is His Royal Highness' first rescue while being the "captain" of the helicopter.

I think it's a very special  job for a future king to be rescuing his future subjects.

Palaces in the Crimea / Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« on: August 19, 2012, 01:30:20 AM »
Great news for another great link to history.

So then how much blame do we place on NII for all the blame and grief directed at AF. It has been said over and over by various sources how he disdained confrontation. Did that perhaps contribute to his wife's lack of popularity. Failing to put her detractors "in check" if you will, or perhaps even her or his own mother. No matter your point of view; as everyone seems to want to blame  someone else (AF, Rasputin, various members of the family) if NII had only confronted somebody over the issue.

The Alexander Palace / Re: The Imperial Garage
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:29:59 PM »
Would be neat to see that restored with a museum of Imperial motor coaches or something along that line.

Yes ignorance is no defense. The problem here though is not ignorance of a law but what actual law has been broken. Without a chargable crime we have nothing to hold against her criminallly. Was she guilty of poor judgement, perhaps. Malfesance in office would be a "Specific Intent" crime, you would have to prove that she acted in bad faith on purpose. To do so would mean we would have to believe that she acted against Russia's best interest on purpose (ie, taking the side of her German relatives in WWI, which during war would be treason). Remember too that she was an "Empress Consort" and you would have to weigh that in on the deliberations.

And how much of the "evidence" against her is credible and how much is rumor, misguided, or spiteful. Remember, "History is written by the conqueror", how much of that has been distorted by the bolsheviks who ultimatley "won".

The background looks almost like the throne room in the  Terems

I'll disagree a little. William and Kate having a baby would be a matter of state and therefore of public interest since it is within the direct line of inheritance.

I don't think calling Camilia the Duchess of Cornwall is technically incorrect as Charles is also the Duke of Cornwall (as one of his lesser titles) and that is what the palace said she should be referred to so as not to take away from Diana

Imperial Russian History / Re: Who Betrayed Nicholas II?
« on: February 18, 2012, 05:53:16 PM »
Remember however that the army in 1917 was not the same army from 1914. The professional army that was had been for the most part wiped out and what was left was mostly poorly trained conscripts.

I share mine with the King, Elvis Presley

I can understand foreign press getting it wrong, what bothers me is when the British press can't even print their own national titles correctly.

Tsarskoe Selo Palaces / Re: The Great Palace, Peterhof
« on: January 09, 2012, 06:45:37 PM »
Don't know if any of you have seen this site. It will take you on an amazing virtual tour of Peterhof including the Grand Palace, grounds, fountains, Monpilsar, and the cottage. There are also links to other virtual tours around St. Petersburg including St. Isaacs.

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: January 09, 2012, 06:31:07 PM »
I've been following this forum for a while now and find it fascinating.

A little about me. I worked during high school as an electrician's apprentice and developed a fascination with architecure. I worked for my dad who did strictly up scale residential work in the So Cal Areas of San Marino, Beverly Hills, Pasadena. I was also a huge history buff growing up.

I did not follow through with becoming an electrician after watching my dad struggle through the down times and sought a job with more security, but it didn't kill my love of beautiful architecure.

I discovered this amazing site while looking up the various palaces on line. After perusing the site my history bug got to me and you all have awakened a strong interest in the entire history of the Russian Empire.

Thank you all for your contributions and I hope I may be able to add some along the way too.

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