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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 02:26:19 AM »
thats really interesting
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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 10:22:31 AM »
Wow!  What a neat article!

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 10:30:10 AM »
Many thanks for posting that article!!  That was really FUN!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if he could just walk off the page of that newspaper and become Tsar instantly??  He is 6ft. 5" tall and LOOKS like my perfect ideal of a Tsar.

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2005, 10:38:54 AM »
he seems like a nice down to earth guy
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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2005, 10:01:01 PM »
Interesting article.....

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2005, 09:13:15 PM »
As a former resident of Indian Hill and acquaintence of Michael Ilyinsky, I can tell you that he is a down to earth person who has a good heart (as a Russian would say). While he is truely interested and proud of his family's past, I think he also views it as an encumberance on being himself and finding his own path without the presumptions of strangers. Imagine going into a room of people and someone there who never knew your family can tell you stories about your grandfather and great grandfather. A rather strange occaission indeed.

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2005, 10:24:58 PM »
Amen to that, DAP!  ;)

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2005, 09:01:19 AM »
David you raise an interesting, and slightly amusing point. The current head of the Shuvalov family happens to live here in Austin. I know the family well. They came to Russian Christmas dinner one year. Bob knew more about their family than he did! The elder daughter was also a customer of mine. I happened to have a book on Catherine the Great with me one day, when she came in.  It "freaked her out" when I showed her a portrait of her GGG Grandfather in the book! She just knew her family was old Russian and used to be wealthy, but not much else. It must be very difficult to be in that kind of position I should think.

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2005, 12:27:46 PM »
Dear Rob,

Your expeirence sounds very familiar! I am sure that I un-nerved Prince Michael a good many times before he understood that my interest was purely in Russian history rather than his family.

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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2005, 11:31:20 PM »
Thank you for the post. It was fun to read.
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Re: Growing Up Romanov in Cincinnati
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2005, 01:54:31 PM »
There was a video featuring he and his familys' interview at the N&A exhibit in Cincinnati.  It was pretty interesting. ;)