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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #195 on: March 25, 2011, 03:33:29 PM »
Thank you Fyodor. I found the cemetery. But not Anya. I guess I can just ask when I get there ?
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« Reply #196 on: March 25, 2011, 06:47:19 PM »
Thank you Fyodor. I found the cemetery. But not Anya. I guess I can just ask when I get there ?

Why not just send an e-mail to the cemetery? Their adress is hietaniemi.hsrky@evl.fi

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« Reply #197 on: March 25, 2011, 07:36:27 PM »
Done. Thanks again FP. BYW, I just noticed we have a day Kristiansand as well. Any recommendations  ?
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #198 on: March 25, 2011, 08:04:53 PM »
Robert, see here.
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #199 on: March 26, 2011, 04:07:02 AM »
Anna Taneeva's grave is situated in section 27 at the Helsinki Orthodox Cemetery




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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #200 on: March 26, 2011, 09:01:17 AM »
Thank you so very much Rudy. That was not only very helpful, but also kind of you and saved me a possibly futile search.
 Much appreciated
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #201 on: April 22, 2011, 04:34:36 PM »
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She left in the same motorcar with Lili Dehn. ( Much to the relief of Baroness Buxhoeveden, who I dont think liked Anna very much).

Hmm, seems like most of the ladies at the court did not really like AV. I've read that count Frederiks stood by her at those "awful scenes" at the Crimean in 1914 (whatever those were:P), but otherwise I tend to bump into comments and notes about everybody else who disliked here.

How was the relationship between AV and Lili Dehn by the way?
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #202 on: July 21, 2011, 09:22:54 AM »
Robert Hall was good enough to take these pictures on his recent visit and share them with us:





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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #203 on: July 21, 2011, 09:27:59 AM »
Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
I really like that Church that's sitting on her plot.

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #204 on: July 21, 2011, 09:41:19 AM »
Curious, is it not ?
 I tried to ask a tender/gardener but he did not speak  English and I do not know Finnish.  I think it may be  votive. Place for candles, ? The site is well tended in any case.
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #205 on: July 21, 2011, 03:22:42 PM »
Thanks, Robert! It's so kind of you to share with us who are unable to travel. Personal photos mean so much more than those out of a book!

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #206 on: July 22, 2011, 12:55:32 PM »
Many thanks, Robert, for sharing your pictures!
I also like the pictures of aged Anna A. But does anyone know why she did not wear monastic clothes if she was a nun? Where and when was she tonsured as a nun?

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #207 on: July 22, 2011, 02:12:20 PM »
Anna lived ex cloister, that is  out of the convent. She could dress as she wished, albeit modestly.
 She was never tonsured.  I do not think most nuns are, they are veiled.
 I could be wrong about this, but it is my impression that she entered the order  of an Orthodox nun, which  for the most part, do not have orders. However I think she had the minor order of St Catherine, as the Empress's friend.. That is just a guess on my part, though.
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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #208 on: July 23, 2011, 12:07:31 PM »
Sorry, Robert, I was not clear in my question: "tonsured", in orthodox "slang", means the ceremony when someone become a monk/nun, which comport some promises and tonsure. The taking of monastic vows, so to say. Tonsure can be total, or it can just mean that the bishop or the abbot take a very modest part of the hair. I would like to know if Anna passed this ceremony, where and when. Thank for information about her beeing a nun out of any cloister.

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Re: Anna Aleksandrovna Vyrubova (1884-1964), Part 2
« Reply #209 on: July 23, 2011, 12:21:54 PM »
No problem, Matushka.  I had to think about it myself. I know what tonsure is, I had just never heard of a nun having it.   Nuns typically go through postulancy  before vows.
 I would like to know more about Anna V.  She gets pretty bad press press for the most part, but she was faithful.
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