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Diary of Nicholas II
« on: January 01, 2005, 11:06:53 PM »
From GARF the diary of Nicholas II for 1912-13 showing the page on Borodino celebrations of August 25-26, 1912:

http://www.rusarchives.ru/evants/exhibitions/1812/eksp/31.shtml

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005, 05:24:37 PM »
Oooo. Too bad I can't read Russian.  :)

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2005, 06:59:41 PM »
I tried reading this, but due to my visual impairment I have difficulties reading other people's script.  If anyone can find this typed, I'll be more then happy to translate it.

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2005, 01:22:48 PM »
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I tried reading this, but due to my visual impairment I have difficulties reading other people's script.  If anyone can find this typed, I'll be more then happy to translate it.


Really???? *big baby eyes*
Here is a awesome link that needs some serious tranlation for us english speaking fools :

NII Page 1
NII Page 2

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2005, 08:34:37 PM »
Hi Laura,

I'll be more then happy to translate for you and anyone else who wishes me to as well.  Please PM me privately with any requests, or just email me the links.  I will get back to you with the translations as soon as I can.


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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2005, 12:02:11 AM »
You can translate the entire web page into English with babelfish -- although it is very rough.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

here's the babelfish version of his diary entry for November 11, 1894:

11th November. Friday.
In the morning it went for a walk in the garden. The darkness entire day stood terrible. After breakfast'a it had reports: Witt and Krivosheina. Then the second series of governor generals and commander-in-chiefs of forces was accepted. They breakfasted together with mom, Apapa and Dzhorzhi (Greek), since rest all left. Was accepted entire senate in full strength in the dance hall. It went for a walk and drove on the bicycle in the garden. To read was little; therefore was strangely spent time before the dinner with dear Of aliks. Lateral two rooms are arranged. After dinner sat in mom to 10 1/2.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2005, 12:34:45 AM »
I don't really like babelfish for the reason that you have to do major editing after.  I do translations for some of my friends and I just translate myself.  It's easier and less work for me.  Just my opinion, but a good suggestion.

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005, 08:25:37 PM »
Another page of Nicholas' diary, entry from 1911:

http://www.elar.ru/images/news/nikolay.jpg

It is surprising to see that he has afixed photographs in his diary although I was aware of the two that he pasted of Alexei in 1904 as those pages have been reproduced before.

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2005, 09:30:06 PM »
Thanks Joanna for your inclusions here.

Nikolai was quite an accomplished watercolorist. He certainly tried to include his diary entries with various photographs and drawings. His personal exercise books appear so dignified to me ... by their own simplicity.

His private moments now available for many to contemplate over today.
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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005, 09:11:07 AM »
Your writing is thoughtful and beautiful Belochka!

Many many thanks
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2005, 10:26:01 PM »
Thanks for your kind words Joanna.

I welcome any other similar pages if you can provide them here. Thanks in anticipation.  :)


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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2005, 11:41:50 PM »
Hi Belochka,

This is a translation of the article by elar.ru:

" 08.07.2003 - Nikolay's Personal diaries II are translated in an electronic kind

Began the second stage of the historical project of corporation " Electronic Archive " on translation in an electronic kind of personal diaries of Nikolay II of funds of the State archive of Russian Federation (GARF).

Employees of Corporation should be transferred in a format of the electronic document of 14 diaries - more than 3,6 thousand sheets of the hand-written text and 78 photos of the period 1910 - 1917 g.g . As a result of scanning and the subsequent processing each writing-book will be submitted as a separate PDF-file with electronic bookmarks on years, months and dates.

During the first stage of the project, in 2002, in an electronic kind have been transferred 17 hand-written writing-books - Nikolay's personal diaries II (from May, 18, till July, 18, 1893) All have been processed more than 3,5 thousand sheets of the text and about 200 photos.

For last years Nikolay's personal diaries II are one of the most demanded historical materials of the state archive. Interest to them constantly grows, both at professional uchyonyh-researchers, and at ordinary visitors of reading room GARF.

Organizers of many domestic and foreign exhibitions count honour to present these invaluable historical curiosities as exhibits. The question of safety of paper originals costs on the first place. Translation in an electronic kind will allow to provide safety to historical values, to organize simultaneous access to them of unlimited number of readers without any physical damage for originals, to raise efficiency of scientific work of employees and visitors of Archive.

The next year, due to efforts of experts GARFa and corporation " Electronic Archive ", this historically significant project will be completed. "

And another view of a page from N's diary:

http://www.elar.ru/projekt/garf.html

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2005, 11:55:50 PM »
Thanks for this bonus Joanna!!! :D

Always appreciate your kindness ....

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2005, 12:47:49 PM »
 :o :o

Thank you!!
Thanks again Dasha

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Re: Diary of Nicholas II
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2005, 08:39:50 PM »
There are intriguing details in this letter that Nicholas wrote to 'My dear Charles', the King of Norway. The possibility exists that there are more letters in the archives between the extended Danish Royal family that are also in English, his spelling of 'Tsarskoe Selo' and the signifcance of the date Feb 12/25, 1917 when very few days were left before the revolution.
http://www.russia-norway.ru/catalogue/articles/1732.html

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