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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2007, 07:30:59 PM »
There were 17 persons who were present at Rasputin's burial on December 21, 1916. The mourners included the Imperial Family, but Alexei was not among them.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2007, 07:36:35 PM »
Was Alexei ill at the time of the funeral?

I also read somewhere Alexandra wouldn't allow Rasputin's own daughter to attend the funeral! Is this true? If so, that is pretty mean.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2007, 07:53:58 PM »
Was Alexei ill at the time of the funeral?

I also read somewhere Alexandra wouldn't allow Rasputin's own daughter to attend the funeral! Is this true? If so, that is pretty mean.

Alexei was ill at the time.

You are correct Rasputin's two daughters did not attend the burial. However please do not suggest that Alexandra was mean about that decision. The daughters were permitted to farewell their father earlier.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2007, 08:08:44 PM »

I meant to say, "Oh! I didn't know they said farewell to their father before then".
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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2007, 08:50:27 PM »
How old were his daughters when he died?

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2007, 11:14:49 PM »
How old were his daughters when he died?

Matrena was 18 yrs. old

Varvara was 16 yrs old.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2007, 09:02:59 PM »
I would be upset if I was one of the daughters and Alexandra wouldn't let them attend the actual burial. It's not her choice!  >:(
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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2007, 11:50:41 PM »
I would be upset if I was one of the daughters and Alexandra wouldn't let the attend the actual burial. It's not her choice>:(

Actually it was Alexandra's choice!

Reading Matrena's notes, the impression I receive is that the daughters were not psychologically traumatized by that Imperial decision.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2007, 01:53:41 PM »
How was it her choice? The FAMILY of the dead person can choose. Not some empress!

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2007, 02:08:25 PM »
Ummm,

You clearly don't understand what it meant to be the Empress. One never questioned nor disobeyed the Empress.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2007, 06:41:02 PM »
... The FAMILY of the dead person can choose. Not some empress!

Alexandra Fedorovna was not "some empress" as you have chosen to describe. Most unkind selection of words on your part.

She was an Empress of Imperial Russia.


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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2007, 09:19:07 AM »
I am just saying, in my opinon, I think the family should have decided who attended the burial. I don't think Alexandra should have been in charge of who attends and who does not.

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2007, 09:34:09 AM »
Clearly, Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia begged to differ with you...

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2007, 03:19:21 PM »
What does that mean?

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Re: Rasputin's Funeral
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2007, 04:02:09 PM »
It means that the Empress had the belief she should, and every right under Russian law to do so, when she decided that she should be in charge of Rasputin's funeral and determine who attended.  Whether you agree with it or not is really of little matter to the discussion of the historical event.