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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #75 on: May 26, 2013, 02:48:10 PM »
Day 9-Oooooh I don't know! Hmmm....I'm with Nena I think. Lovely photo of Alexei!

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« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2013, 09:44:29 PM »
Day 10: Favorite past Romanov. I think they mean past as in a few hundred years as opposed to just one century.

I'll go with Peter the Great. It's pretty interesting how he made Russia more European.

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« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2013, 03:55:30 AM »
10) Hm, I agree with Clock.
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« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2013, 04:39:09 AM »
10) Either Peter the Great or, because she was the first Russian Empress I heard about, Catherine the great.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2013, 07:25:25 AM »
day 10: Well that's tough since I don't really know much about any of them.

 I guess I know the most about Peter so I'll choose him.
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« Reply #80 on: May 27, 2013, 09:35:23 AM »
day 10: Well that's tough since I don't really know much about any of them.

 I guess I know the most about Peter so I'll choose him.

I'm not sure either. I'd say Alexander II, but we need further back. The only ones I know anything substantial about are Peter, Catherine II, and Ivan the Terrible. Not gonna go with Ivan. lol Peter and Catherine both did great things for Russia. I like how Peter learned shipbuilding from the Dutch...so I'll go with Peter. Catherine runs a close second.

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« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2013, 10:17:25 AM »
Put me down for Peter the Great as well.
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« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2013, 10:29:18 AM »
Day 10:  My favorite past Romanovs are all forgotten grand duchesses who died young and tragically:  Alexandra Pavlovna, Alexandra Nikolaevna, Elizaveta Mikhailovna, etc, but my very favorite is Adini.

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« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2013, 08:42:23 PM »
Ah, yes, I do remember reading about them at some point. They all died as teenagers in childbirth. It sure makes you appreciate living in the 21st century with medical care.

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« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2013, 09:41:04 PM »
Day 10:  My favorite past Romanovs are all forgotten grand duchesses who died young and tragically:  Alexandra Pavlovna, Alexandra Nikolaevna, Elizaveta Mikhailovna, etc, but my very favorite is Adini.

Sweet thought Dru!

Peter the Great would be the "past" Romanov I find the most interesting, but not necessarily my personal favorite.
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« Reply #85 on: May 27, 2013, 10:37:02 PM »
Day 11: Favorite Emperor or Empress.

I'll have to go with Nicholas/Alexandra, I guess. Not a fan, but theirs is the reign I know most about.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2013, 07:58:15 AM »
11) NII / Empress Catherine the Great.
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« Reply #87 on: May 28, 2013, 08:36:11 AM »
Day 11: NOW I'll say Alexander II.  : ) I'm pretty convinced assassinating him was a huge mistake.

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« Reply #88 on: May 28, 2013, 11:22:10 AM »
Day 11:  I don't have a favorite emperor, but my favorite empress is Elizaveta Alexeievna, wife of Alexander I.

You are right, clock--we should definitely appreciate 21st century medicine!  And thank you, edubs31!

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« Reply #89 on: May 28, 2013, 12:01:24 PM »
Day 11:  Nicholas and Alexandra, of course.
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