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Offline Ally Kumari

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Alexei's cats: Zubrovka & Kotka
« on: November 14, 2007, 11:10:26 AM »
Hi all!

I´m reading Lili Dehn´s book, and she wrote about Alexei: his chief pet at Tsarkoe was an ugly sandy and white kitten, which he once brought from G.H.Q.

Anyone´s got the idea, what G.H.Q. is?
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Re: Help, please
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 02:34:54 PM »
I have no idea. They didn't have a "*" after GHQ, and explain it at the bottom?

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Re: Help, please
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 03:44:05 PM »
No. I have it from Internet....


But I read some more and do you think it could be General Headquaters? :-\

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Re: Help, please
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 04:01:00 PM »
General Headquarters, Stavka.


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Re: Help, please
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 04:20:55 PM »
THank you!

Problem solved:)

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 11:37:08 AM »
Good day! Sorry, I don't speak English. The is General Voeykov Vladimir Nikolaevich. The cat is name Vasika. I from Peterburg, Tsarskoe Selo. Main name is Victoria. lng-home@mail.ru

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Re: Help, please
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 12:00:57 PM »
Good day! Sorry, I don't speak English. The is General Voeykov Vladimir Nikolaevich. The cat is name Vasika.

According to Lili Dehn, Aleksei's cat's name was Zubrovka.

The IF also had a Siamese which Maria favored, and Olga had a third cat named Vaska.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 01:52:08 PM »
Sorry, Olga - Vaska and Alexei - Kotka (Alexei write in his littlebook)

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 08:47:50 PM »
Yes..I remember seeing pic. of Aleksei with cat and Joy, I beleive it is Zubrovka.  ;). Also, I think all Imperial children played with each pet.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 06:08:17 AM »
When the imperial family went to tobolsk I know they took the dogs with them but what happened to the cats?
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 06:17:43 AM »
When the imperial family went to tobolsk I know they took the dogs with them but what happened to the cats?

I've also wondered the same thing..

Are there any references in letters or diaries about Olga's cat Vaska or Maria's cat?

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 07:07:17 AM »
I hope they were given to friends and retainers to look after when they left. I cannot imagine they were just left to fend for then selves. I have cats and spend most of my time running home to look after them and I know the IF were animal lovers in the extreme, especially Alexis it seems, and it must have broken their hearts to leave pets behind not knowing what was to happen. For me that would have been the worst things of all to endure. 
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Re: Help, please
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2008, 07:45:13 AM »
Lili Dehn says:

'I have often wondered what became of him [Zubrovka] when the IF were taken to Tobolsk'.

I recall Helen Rappaport did come up with some information about what happened to at least one of the cats. I'll keep looking through my files and see if I can find it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2008, 08:27:30 AM »
was that in Helen's book just published? I have it and will do a quick look through.
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008, 08:47:01 AM »
No, I think it was an email response to some questions I sent her this summer.
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