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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #390 on: August 16, 2011, 11:30:19 AM »
I don't know what frightens me more: This ugly obese girl/woman (or whatever) on the picture claiming to be Anastasia's granddaughter or that this crap is sold on Amazon for $22.98! On the one hand you can find the best researched books about the Romanovs ever on Amazon and on the other hand they're selling this! *sigh*

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #391 on: August 16, 2011, 11:59:38 AM »
Humorously, I sincerely hope that I am incorrect, but then one never knows! In the somewhat blurry photo, is it a trick of lighting, a hair comb/band or is that a small TIARA this individual is wearing?    AP.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #392 on: August 16, 2011, 12:15:01 PM »
Oh yes, I'm sure this enormously precious tiara once belonged to Grand Duchess Anastasia and now it belongs to her! Look at those sparkling diamonds! *sparkle* *sparkle* :-)))) xD

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #393 on: August 16, 2011, 12:19:58 PM »
Oh yes, I'm sure this enormously precious tiara once belonged to Grand Duchess Anastasia and now it belongs to her! Look at those sparkling diamonds! *sparkle* *sparkle* :-)))) xD
 Well, if it indeed is, IMO it certainly contrasts somewhat uniquely with the Florida palm trees and the "shopping mall" in the background !   Regards,  AP.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #394 on: August 16, 2011, 12:34:53 PM »
Maybe she likes to go shopping like real princesses do. Seriously speaking I have no words for this.

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #395 on: August 16, 2011, 07:20:15 PM »
How people can still believe this, after all the evidence that is now known.

I guess the great PT Barnum was right:  There's a sucker born every minute.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #396 on: August 16, 2011, 08:15:46 PM »
OH MY GOODNESS.

From reading the first chapter - or the part of it that was on the excerpt - I found myself laughing many times. What in the world - a boy with the wrong gender and a girl in a shell? Really, guys? I don't know if that's exactly right, but I am NOT going back to reread it. I hope the woman does not expect to be believed by hard-core Romanov fans or anybody with even a bit of knowledge on the subject. Aleksandr Pavlovich, you are EXACTLY right about the Hamlet quote. I have never read Hamlet (although I have read Romeo and Juliet =D) but that is perfect. Every other sentence (it seemed): "My grandmother the Grand Duchess Anastasia", or "Czarina Anastasia" - really. Historical facts, please! There were *way* too many male Romanovs for it to be even likely for ANR to become Czarina.

And imagine! Some poor reader, picking up an e-reader and surfing around on it, finding this, and knowing nothing about Russian History or Anastasia, decides to read it and believes every word of it, without bothering to check reliable sources - Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie, The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller, or even our very own APTM - and goes his whole life believing that Anastasia lived and shoveled snow in her 70's. At least the two reviews on there (one more since you checked, Sunny!) were both 1-stars. Well, I suppose that's something.

And good grief - it was Maria who's body was found with Alexei! Really, now!

Okay, I'm done with my ranting ;-D
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #397 on: August 16, 2011, 09:56:24 PM »

  As an afterthought:  This author mentions a "half sister." Several years ago on this Forum, a pair of "sisters" claimed that they were directly descended from the Emperor Nicholas II.....yes, Nicholas II, that's not a typo.  When challenged on this, they replied that THEY had made a typo and were descended from the Emperor Nicholas I (the First). I believe that the sisters used the name surname "Romanov," though both apparently now had married names. Feeling miffed at our understandably astonished inquiries, they ultimately disappeared from this board.  I wonder if there could possibly be a connection here?  Just my own wondering.   AP.

 August 16, 2011     As a follow-up to my "afterthought" to my comments posted upon receiving/reading the internet location of the e-book excerpt from poster, "Helen_A":  I was able to go back and locate the pertinent section here on the Forum about the  two (alleged) sisters mentioned above.  Their both GIVEN names (or potentially nick-names) began with a "C". Thus it would appear to NOT be a case of their re-appearance in other names, such as that of the e-book author "Diana" given here, and the half-sister (unnamed in the quoted excerpt from the e-book).    AP.
                                                                                                                                        
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #398 on: August 16, 2011, 10:54:24 PM »
Aleksandr Pavlovich, would you mind posting the link to the thread that these sisters participated in? It would be very amusing to read, I'd imagine!
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #399 on: August 16, 2011, 11:25:45 PM »
Aleksandr Pavlovich, would you mind posting the link to the thread that these sisters participated in? It would be very amusing to read, I'd imagine!
  Of course!  "Imperial Claimants Post Here/ Facebook Claimant," Initial post by "Grand Duchess Ally,"  August 13, 2009., et seq.  
  Simply bear in mind, whenever you see the word "Guest" below the poster's name/ pen name  the meaning is that the specific person's account has been terminated here on the Forum, by their own volition or otherwise.  
  Occasionally, one will tiptoe back in under another registration profile/guise/identity, but generally they can be recognized by their manner of expression, content, spelling, etc., thus they tend to keep a lower profile and soon trail off..............      Regards,  AP.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #400 on: August 17, 2011, 09:09:07 AM »
Thank you for that information! I was wondering how the guests were able to post, but their accounts have been terminated! I understand now!

Thank you, AP.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #401 on: August 17, 2011, 03:19:22 PM »

Aloha all!

I downloaded the "free" chapter of the Anastasia "book" (and I use that term VERY lightly - lol) --- my favorite part of this excert was the part when......

Anastasia apparently LOVED "Bob's Big Boy" and "McDonald's" - LOL!!!!   OMG....this book might be worth purchasing for the laugh content alone!

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #402 on: August 17, 2011, 06:58:21 PM »

Aloha all!

I downloaded the "free" chapter of the Anastasia "book" (and I use that term VERY lightly - lol) --- my favorite part of this excert was the part when......

Anastasia apparently LOVED "Bob's Big Boy" and "McDonald's" - LOL!!!!   OMG....this book might be worth purchasing for the laugh content alone!

Janet R.

I know, right! Very hilarious. I only hope that it inspires the readers to research Anastasia after reading it! Then they'll discover it's not true! If not, then . . . chops for them!
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #403 on: February 28, 2012, 01:00:24 PM »
.... the web there are only two pictures of Ivanova Vasileva: to face and in profile

Is there a photo of this woman in profile? Can someone post it? I've only seen the photo that shows only one part of her face, I've tried to find something else but has been totally unsucessfully!  :(

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #404 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:32 PM »
Is this the one you wanted Yelena?



I believe it has been posted on the forum before, in another couple of threads. That is her in Profile, and she doesn't look like Anastasia in the slightest! Unofrtunately, I can't find a photo of her face looking at the camera....