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Gorseheart

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Does it bother you to know....
« on: July 16, 2010, 02:13:20 AM »
....that over 100 years ago, the IF were in the House of Special Purpose? It saddens me.

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Re: Does it bother you to know....
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 02:25:56 AM »
....that over 100 years ago, the IF were in the House of Special Purpose? It saddens me.

Actually the brutal assassination of the Imperial Family and their loyal entourage occurred 92 years ago on the night of July 17, 1918.

It was a horrendous event that does sadden me immenesly - and not just today.

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Re: Does it bother you to know....
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 10:46:40 AM »
....that over 100 years ago, the IF were in the House of Special Purpose? It saddens me.

Actually the brutal assassination of the Imperial Family and their loyal entourage occurred 92 years ago on the night of July 17, 1918.

It was a horrendous event that does sadden me immenesly - and not just today.

Margarita





No I know that it was on Saturday, I meant that they were in the Ipatiev house not knowing that they were close to the end. That's sad too. But thanks.

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Re: Does it bother you to know....
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 10:59:16 AM »
Well they didnt arrive there until 1918 so it is stilll 92 years.

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 11:07:36 AM »
Well they didnt arrive there until 1918 so it is stilll 92 years.

Oi, thanks for the post. :D
I kinda meant that 92 years ago, the were living in the Ipateiv house, and how they didn't know that they weren't far from their murder. Thank you all for the posts, and May God keep you!

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 03:31:47 PM »
Yeah, Yurosky and his thugs made sure that everything seemed normal that last night.  Poor Nicky and his family had no idea of what awaited them in that cellar.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 03:36:45 PM »
Yeah, Yurosky and his thugs made sure that everything seemed normal that last night.  Poor Nicky and his family had no idea of what awaited them in that cellar.

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 09:12:12 PM »
Rest in peace, Nicholas, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei, you who were so brave, as well as the faithful servants who followed your sovereign to the end. You are in our thoughts.

P.S. I hope the horrid Bolsheviks are sorry for that horrible deed they committed, but at least not all of them were bad. (the cake-smuggler)

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 09:42:36 PM »
but at least not all of them were bad. (the cake-smuggler)

His name was Ivan Skorokhodov by the way!  :)

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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 09:42:54 PM »
Such tense times back then... no one knew someone would do something thay cruel to Nicholas II and his wife, and children, and their doctor and cook, maid, valet and even little Jemmy in Anastasia's arms..

92 years ago a family was unawaringly fooled into thinking it was a safe smuggle, and they had high hopes albeit a bit anxious... but no they were murdered, murdered in cold blood, and buried in a unmarked grave with no proper burial or funeral, the most unjustified act someone could do to a murdered or deceased victim.

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God Bless all the Romanov's, and Hope they are happy where ever they are :'(

92 years... has been a long long long time...

God Bless! Keep the Faith and memory alive!

God Save the Tsar!

In rememberance of July 17th 1918.... at quarter after ten, Alexandra marked in her diary about the temp. and turned the lights out for the last time ever.

Shortly after 1 a.m. the family, doctor, maid, valet, cook were all awakened, and told to dress quickly, that they were being transported... such a horrid excuse for a lie to them.

They were escorted calmly and coolly as if nothing was amiss, the girls, OTMA dressed in high-collared blouses, with red sweaters, and red skirts with black boots or shoes, their hair had grown to their shoulders, all but Olga wore it down, wearing each a pearl necklace that was personally there's, no earrings, nothing fancy about the clothes, but still all four beautiful as ever. The ex-Tsar, and ex-Empress were dressed as usual.Their eyes, all wanting of happiness and truth and freedom, Anastasia carried Jemmy, as the other's carried purses and pillows filled with jewels, They themselves wearing jeweled vests underneath their puffy, white blouses.

Nicholas wearing a pair of rusty military boots, and a khaki military suit He was always seen in, a cross medal he was fond of, and a military forage cap, with the Imperial Cockade still emblazoned on the front of the visor-ed cap. He wore his ring, and his moustache and hair graying but not as much as the Empress, who was very graying, but both still beautiful as ever...

Alexandra always a vision in white no matter rain nor shine, wore a floor length, flowing pure white, or cream-coloured gown, with a pearl or gem brooche at her neck around a lacy frilly colllar, she also wore her pearl ropes, and her favourite pair of pearl earrings. Her hair was as much as it usually was seen as, never changing, the same parted style, the same loving touch to her self-image, Her bracelets, and a few rings were all she had left... But the secret hiding of the jewels of her way out... hidden under flowing skirts....

Alexei was dressed like his Papa, who was carrying him, with a similar military uniform in colour, rusty boots, a forage cap with the Imperial Cockade also, He was too weak and ill to walk on his feeble legs, the poor boy was carried by his strong Papa, and carried down those steps....  His handsome little face now the face of a 13 year old ailing boy, his eyes so large so wanting of freedom...

The four suitors, The doctor and family physician Dr. Evgeny Botkin, was dressed in a civilian suit, with a cross medal at his neck-collar. He wore his glasses, and so loyal to his charges, He didn't know what was to befall him and everyone with him....

The chamber maid, Anna Demidova who was Alexandra's personal maid wearing her hair in the time and era's fashion, in a bouffant style, statuesque in her appearance, in maids gowns and frilly sleeves. Did she know of the fate herself, and the people with her, and the two pillows she clutched to her heart filled with boxes of jewels would never make it out of the room they were going to see the last of life?

The valet, Alexei Trupp, Nicholas II's personal valet, wearing a civilian suit and cross medal, his head balding, frail of age, leaning against the back wall of the small room covered in striped wallpaper of pale yellow shades, and its yellowing wooden floors... and the single lightbulb that only gave hopefulness to everybody, but shrouded the captors in surprising darkness...

The cook Ivan Kharitonov, still young, also in a civilian suit with a cross medal, his hair slicked back, his eyes darting about the room wondering what He was doing he for, Why he came, why they were here.... This room... seemed ominous...

Anastasia and her sisters crowding about their Papa, Mama, and dear little Sunbeam, poor little Jemmy tired but awake in Anastasia's arms... Olga anxious but feeling happy, her blue Romanov eyes searching for forgiveness of what ever is to happen...

Tatiana breaking a small smile, her grey-blue eyes dimmed, but still in high-spirits. Maria standing near the back doors, who would soon be banging in vain trying to get out, and break them down... standing idling her hands clutching a large pillow, her eyes still as luminous as ever....

This small room seemed alien to them, They knew not of what was to come, what was to happen, what was the reason.. but only of transport.. They wanted freedom, they hoped for it.. but freedom is not what they got...

Freedom was far from what they were given...

He reads the paper...

and then it begins...

Crossing them selves, saying prayers, some in shock...  

Crimson, flying every which way, shock and petrifying eyes know no more...

All ended in violence, a world gone forever...

Hope this isn't too intense.. or vivid..

I thought it was a good dedication to the Romanov's and their suitors, who were murdered July 17th, 1918...

Keep the Faith and Memories alive!

~I-TsarevichAlexei13 ;'(

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Re: Does it bother you to know....
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 09:46:58 PM »
I-Tsarevich... that was really good! RIP to our 11 victims forever in our hearts always!

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 09:51:32 PM »
I-Tsarevich... that was really good! RIP to our 11 victims forever in our hearts always!

Spasiba Romanov History Buff :)

Thanks, it was all that I could do for them, I am not good at video dedications.. but words mean much as pictures and movies do
God Bless you and your families all of us!

God Bless the Romanovs, each of them, and their friends!

God Bless us everyone! ~tiny tim

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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 09:52:42 PM »
May God keep them.

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2010, 11:46:58 PM »
Well, it's now July 17 where I am, so...




Today is July 17. This day is a grim anniversary of a terrible crime that took place in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg on the morning of July 17, 1918. It was on that day that the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife, Alexandra Fedorovna, their four daughters, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and their son, Alexei, were brutally murdered by Bolshevik thugs in the basement of the Ipatiev House. Also murdered was Dr. Eugene Botkin, their personal physician, Anna Demidova, the maid to Alexandra, Ivan Kharitonov, the royal chef, and Alexei Trupp their footman.

They had been told by their Bolshevik captors that they were to be moved to another location, but it was a lie, a lie told to get them down into the cellar, where they waited, suspecting nothing of the horrible fate that was to befall them. When Yakov Yurosky, who was in charge of Ipatiev House, came in and read his prepared speech, Nicholas had barely time to ask “What?” before Yurosky and his thugs opened fire. Thus the crime of murder was invoked here. Don’t let anyone tell you that is wasn’t murder, it was, cold blooded and premeditated. The Romanov’s had no trial, they were given no chance to speak in their own defense, they were brutally shot down in a cellar.

Nearly a decade later, on February 14, 1929, some men loyal to gangster George “Bugs” Moran, were lined up against a wall in Chicago and shot down, by men acting under the orders of infamous gangster Al Capone (the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre). Well, no one hesitates to call THAT murder, because it was. Well, I feel the same way about what happened in Ipatiev House. Yurosky and his men were no different than Al Capone’s goons, namely hired thugs who murdered without a second thought. Their philosophies may have been different, but when you peel that away, their cut from the same mold.

To add further insult to this atrocity, the Romanovs and their servant were not even afforded a proper burial. Instead the plan was to take them into the nearby woods and dump them down some well. When that plan ultimately didn’t work (due to trucks that kept breaking down, among other things), Yurosky decided to just bury them in the mud, after using acid to disfigure their features and attempting to burn two of the bodies. So this family that did not deserve such a fate, were left to their unmarked grave, in the woods. It would not be until nearly seventy-five years later, when the Soviet Union fell in 1991, that the Romanovs would be discovered and ultimately given the proper burial they were denied (the two bodies that were burned, Alexei and one of the younger Grand Duchesses, were buried separately, and were not found until 2007).

Basically, what the Bolsheviks wanted to do was obliterate the Romanovs from history. Thankfully, they failed. In the years since the Soviet Union fell, the Romanovs have been rediscovered and embraced by their people. The Russian Orthodox Church canonized them as Saints (Holy Passion Bearers), a church, called the Church On The Blood, was erected in Ekaterinburg, on the site of the Ipatiev House (which had been torn down in the late 1970's, because the Soviet government was worried about it becoming a Romanov shrine). The Internet has also helped in introducing the Romanovs to a new generation. Great sites such as the Alexander Palace Time Machine (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php) , which I have the great honour of being a part of, helps keep their memories alive.

So on this grim anniversary, let us take a few moments and think about Nicholas, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, Alexei, Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Ivan Kharitonov, and Alexei Trupp. Eleven people who deserved a far better fate than they got.
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2010, 11:50:33 PM »
It couldn't possibly be said better Tim... I light a candle as Titanic's Nearer My God to Thee is playing!