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Tania

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #120 on: December 07, 2005, 10:23:49 PM »
Thank you David. I know my father was a cadet, and went to a very posh cadet school in St. Petersburg. Perhaps this was the place. In any case, it's nice to have a picture and history of Ecole Corps des Pages in the Vorontsov Palace at Ulitsa Sadovaya


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« Reply #121 on: December 08, 2005, 10:54:51 AM »
Tania, was your father a cadet during the period before the revolution?
Or do you have any other family members that were?

Here is a pic of Aleksei with two military cadets that went to accompany him with his family to Mogilev (I think):

Aleksei and Cadets

This picture can be found in many places, but this particular copy was from Helen_A's scan from the novel "Private World of the Last Tsar".


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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #122 on: December 08, 2005, 11:17:09 AM »
This thread has become very interesting again, it was fun reading all the nice posts.

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« Reply #123 on: December 16, 2005, 06:52:28 AM »
I was just wondering. Did Alexei really say that to Ilyna, and where did you read or hear this?

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« Reply #124 on: December 16, 2005, 02:38:57 PM »
 :-/That has been circling around this forum, I'm not sure it's very accurate...

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« Reply #125 on: December 17, 2005, 07:21:58 AM »
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"some day i'll come back to you and marrie you"?



Does anyone know where they heard that Alexei said this to Ileana?
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« Reply #126 on: December 17, 2005, 12:47:21 PM »
Well I heard it on this very thread a while back!

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2005, 11:37:36 AM »
I doubt he ever said this is seems rather silly doesn't  it??

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« Reply #128 on: December 21, 2005, 01:07:21 PM »
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Does anyone know where they heard that Alexei said this to Ileana?


I think it sounds a little fanciful for a ten-year-old boy to tell a little girl that, it almost sounds like something from a fairytale. But we know that the hand of the future Tsar was well coveted even at the precocious age Alexei was.

Ilena had a very unhappy marriage when she grew up, and became a nun at the end of her life. I think she always remembered the time the Romanovs stayed with them and morned their loss all her life.

Maybe she even pondered the life she could have had if the sweet little Prince with the bright blue eyes had lived to come back and make his promise (if he did make such a promise) come true.

(I'm such a terrible romantic.  :'( )
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« Reply #129 on: December 21, 2005, 06:42:15 PM »
The source of this charming anecdote about this sweet little Prince's proposal was Princess Ileana herself, a very eligible candidate for the hand of Alexei Nikolaevich, being Orthodox, and coming from a country with which his father wished to build an alliance.  She wrote about it in her book, 'I Live Again'.  

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« Reply #130 on: December 21, 2005, 07:20:51 PM »
Could someone who has that book please find where she wrote about that? I have TWO library accounts and neither of them have that book. >:(

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Re: Alexei's friends and love life
« Reply #131 on: January 25, 2006, 08:41:58 AM »
Perhaps he could have said it, but it didn't have any serious import. But if circumstances had turned out differently, the two could have married..ah, the might have beens of history.

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« Reply #132 on: February 02, 2006, 11:04:42 AM »
He might have gone to balls and parties as his role as heir and perhaps later Tsar would have made him; however it is unlikely he would have gone too many because of his health. And he was raised in a way that might not have made him tend towards this. In personality, it seems like he was outgoing, and was more inclined towars this than his mother, but he was only 14 at death. But I don't see him in nightclubs all the time or something. ;)

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« Reply #133 on: February 05, 2006, 09:11:39 AM »
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Rasptin said something about Alexei healing when he reached age 17, (I think. :-/) so he could have gone to parties, if what Rasptin said was true.


I read that too. (can't remember where) Rasputin said something  about Alexei being healed by the time he was 20. He was wrong though because hemophilia just doesn't go away. It's a condition for life.

And I think that as he got older he would have gone to a lot of balls if his health permittted it. He seem to be a very outgoing boy and I don't think his personality would have changed  much as he got older.


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Re: A Social Life?
« Reply #134 on: February 05, 2006, 05:28:09 PM »
Did most people who had dieases like that back then, die though? I mean like now you get blood transfusions or soemthing right?