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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #225 on: October 19, 2006, 11:25:55 AM »
In FOTR, and another book I read on Catherine the Great, bad teeth was a common trait in Russia.  Even with Dentists.  They suggested it was due to the frigid temperatures and diet - even among the IF.  Most in Russia without proper dental care would lose their teeth or as in the case of Nicky have sever periodontal disease

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #226 on: November 10, 2006, 08:56:21 AM »
Also, even for those who take care of their teeth, like myself, sometimes genetics play a role-I've had two teeth yanked for infections (fillings fell out, I didn't have insurance), and I need some bridgework down.  My mother had dentures when she was 18, because she ate too much candy and never brushed her teeth properly (I do, but I still get plenty of cavities). 

He was almost what, fifty?  That sounds about right.  That and he smoked, so yeah, he'd have bad teeth.  Poor guy-teeth suck.  Ever have an abcess?  If not, then pray you never do.  Worst pain EVER.

Not only did the environment and diet play a role in bad teeth for the tsar, but the Romanov family as well as NII mother were noted for having bad teeth.  Even WITH a dentist, periodontal disease is hard to reverse and it's a painful process.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #227 on: November 10, 2006, 12:22:38 PM »
So was this something that was real? I think voice recordings have been covered in other places, if someone could direct me there, that would be nice. I have often wondered what their voices would have sounded like in terms of accents, etc. I know this issue has been discussed perhaps, and if so, direct me to the relevant threads.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #228 on: November 13, 2006, 09:45:51 PM »
There are quite a few threads on this subject scattered throughout the forum. Here's a link to one of them:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,7280.msg220221.html#msg220221


An old post of mine, imported from a similar thread:
If you're talking about the clip of "God Save the Tsar" in which Nicholas's voice can be heard, I have that file. PM me with your email address if you want it. Just so I don't have to write this out more than once -- the voice you hear at the beginng is NOT Nicholas. That's someone announcing him. The same man speaks again in the middle of the clip. You'll finally hear Nicholas near the end, at 2:09, when he says "Spaseeba braht."
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #229 on: November 16, 2006, 09:45:17 PM »
I was just wondering.....

Did he tend to be seriously shy at times? I think I heard one time that he didn't really like making speeches or anything like that, in front of large crowds.


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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #230 on: November 17, 2006, 10:11:05 AM »
I have read that he was shy, and of course he was a very private person. He was never the type to be a public figure, although by all accounts, he did like social life more in youth than Alexandra ever did, and that might have continued had he not married her. He prefered private life, and I suppose you could say he was shy, although not extremely.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #231 on: December 20, 2006, 09:13:24 AM »
I still have the file, and I'm still happy to share it, but if anyone knows how to upload it to the web and post a link, be my guest! I'd like for the clip to be more accessible to anyone who wants it.  :)
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #232 on: December 23, 2006, 10:54:31 AM »
what about www.megaupload.com

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #233 on: December 23, 2006, 08:22:21 PM »
what about www.megaupload.com
The last couple times I tried megaupload, my computer got a virus!  :-\
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #234 on: December 29, 2006, 11:24:15 AM »
Have you tried Rapidshare? Maybe that one will work.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #235 on: December 29, 2006, 09:27:33 PM »
Thanks!

Here's a link to the file:
http://rapidshare.com/files/9479478/Golos_Nikolaiy2.mp3.html

Hope it works!
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #236 on: December 30, 2006, 05:52:24 AM »
For me it worked.
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #237 on: December 30, 2006, 04:36:30 PM »
Do you need an account on rapidshare to download it?
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #238 on: December 30, 2006, 05:20:21 PM »
no just click on free and then wait until you can download it

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #239 on: December 30, 2006, 09:32:43 PM »
whoa thanks that was great!
any idea what that clip was from? what was said??

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