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Nicholas II / Re: Photos of Nicholas II
« on: March 16, 2007, 12:04:33 PM »
I love this photo, looks very sharp & handsome. Makes me want to put it in a frame =)

Nicholas II / Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« on: March 16, 2007, 11:46:38 AM »
I read in Russia the Great that he was a mere 5'6" tall and his Romanov uncles all seemed to tower over him. He tried to compensate for his height by working out with weights and athletic equipment. No matter what he did to build up his size he still remained slight and wiry in physique. His legs were short, but this was less apparent when he was on horseback.


Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II's Favorite Things
« on: March 16, 2007, 11:33:03 AM »
here's another photo.

The Final Chapter / Re: The chairs in the murder room
« on: March 15, 2007, 06:40:55 PM »
As I know it, they have been told that for security reason they have to leave - be transported. When Yukovsky led them downstairs they diddnt wanna go in the cellar, and he said they want a photo of you to as a proff thet you're alive. Yukovsky was a photographerso we understand how he came up with it. Correct me if Im wrong. If he was to tell them something else, do you think they would have entered the cellar that easily? I belive that even Nikolai didnt suspect of anything.

As for the chairs , they brought in 2 for tsar and tsarina, but Alexey sat in one as he being ill I recall. They did not want them to suspect anything thats why they brought in the chairs and wanted it to go smoothly I guess. Chairs must have been destroyed in the shootings. I dont think they kept them as souvenirs as theyre being wood and all, they must have taken something else instead.Dont you remember that photo, says I am standing on Tsar's grave, if they took such piture they must have taken souvenirs, theyre human after all and believing they're doing something sacred.

I dont undersatnd it. If anyone could survived that night, it would have been someone else than alexey. Even if Yurovsky hadnt shot him, which we know he had, Alexey's bleeding must have been fatal for him. He had hemophiliac for gods sake.
I always thought that the accounts of Alexis surviving the first volley and then being "finished" off by Yurovsky were odd in themselves. Or ironic.  Nicholas and Alexandra died in the first volley, but their sick and hemophiliac son survived and had to be shot again (maybe more than once) just to be sure.

And about that, everyone was aiming at the Tsar to be the ''one'' who killed the mihghty tsar, so its not extraordinary that Alexey and Anastasia ( and the dog as I know it) where ''finished off'' afterwards.( when they ran out of  bullets sadly)

Hi, I dont understand it, the original language of the movie is English not Russian, I wish it was tho. So why you need subtitles?
You can watch the movie on frozentears , its in English,too.

Actors are terrific really, espeacially MacDowell is living it, litterally. It was one of the best movies I've ever seen, not because its about Romanovs; it was just very interesting and personality of Yurovsky was very good described. Dont you think? All he wanted to be a great man not a mediocre one. It was quite impressive. About that missing little grl, I know it may sound cliché but she was maybe his conscience ?

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« on: March 15, 2007, 12:34:57 PM »
They are 2 different names.
In Russian, Aleksander; Sasha- Shura- Shurik
Aleksey ; Alyosa-Lyosa

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Morphine?
« on: March 15, 2007, 12:31:17 PM »
I read that Alexey has been given morphine in 1912 because they thought he was dying.
Btw they were giving him aspirin which reduces his pain but caused him to bleed longer, because in those times aspirin's effect of delaying to clot was unknown.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Not allowed to be Tsar?
« on: March 15, 2007, 12:22:53 PM »
If Alexey was not allowed to be Tsar; why would Nikolay II has given up the throne on behalf of Alexey. Then he has decided to gave it up for both of them because he wanted to be with his son. And Alexey had no chance other than being a tsar unless ofcourse if he chose to disclose his ilnness.

I dont think he could have lived enough to be the Tsar though anyway, as I know it at those times, Alexey living till that age was considered to be a miracle.

So, maybe we could put it like this, he was allowed to be the tsar however he couldnt be efficient due his illness. He''ll have to give up eventually even if he became the tsar in the first place.

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II's Favorite Things
« on: March 15, 2007, 12:01:52 PM »
As I know, Nikolai had a weird smoking habit; people connect it with his very nervous personality. After dinner, he lights a cigarette smokes it half way and put it out, then lights an another cig and smokes it all the way.
It used to be a tradition in Russia to gentleman smoke after dinner.

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