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Sophia_Skymind

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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2006, 05:22:06 PM »
As for the Finnish fjords, maybe it's because what was said about the Imperial family had to be in Russian first? Some terms are more exacts in some languages than others.

I know nothing about Scandinavian geography, so this is just a suggestion.

I think this thread is nice, because it allows people to have a better idea of who Alexei really was, and how common people back then viewed him. It's important to know that stories have been made about him, as it is the case with famous people of today.

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2006, 08:51:20 PM »
I thought they usually holidayed around the Aland Islands - a Swedish speaking province of Finland, in between Sweden and Finland. The capital Mariehamn is named after Empress Maria (Alexander II's wife), and I saw NII and Alesandra's portraits in a museum there. There are lots of little islands in the archipelago - some uninhabited others not. An interesting place to visit.

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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2006, 08:07:19 PM »
I heard that Alexei joined the boyscouts of America. Does anyone know if it's true or not?

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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2006, 10:51:17 AM »
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I heard that Alexei joined the boyscouts of America. Does anyone know if it's true or not?

I always heard that he joined army ROTC. It's possible, since I believe it started around 1911.

And I have one. It's not really about Aleksey, though. Alix would lay in bed in the morning, and listen to OTMA walking around upstairs in their bedrooms. Was the Imperial bedroom right under the bedrooms of OTMA? And was it big enough to be under both rooms?

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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2006, 01:32:28 PM »
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I heard that Alexei joined the boyscouts of America. Does anyone know if it's true or not?

I always heard that he joined army ROTC. It's possible, since I believe it started around 1911.

And I have one. It's not really about Aleksey, though. Alix would lay in bed in the morning, and listen to OTMA walking around upstairs in their bedrooms. Was the Imperial bedroom right under the bedrooms of OTMA? And was it big enough to be under both rooms?

Massie comments on this in his book Nicholas and Alexandra. The children's bedrooms were located above the Mauve Room, not the Imperial Bedroom. Therefore, as Alexandra lay in there, she could hear the children. The Imperial Bedroom was probably directly under the Crimson Room or Grand Duchesses' Classroom, or perhaps a bit of both.

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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2006, 05:35:58 PM »
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I heard that Alexei joined the boyscouts of America. Does anyone know if it's true or not?

Alexei was the first Russian Boy Scout... formed in April of 1909... ten months *before* the formation of the Boy Scouts of America in February of 1910.

See: http://www.pinetreeweb.com/norsold1.htm

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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2006, 10:59:37 AM »
Thanks for posting that. :)