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Mashka_Angel

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2006, 12:39:30 AM »
I got bitten by the Romanov bug when in 1997 I watched the animated 'Anastasia'! Though my fave GD is Marie, Anastasia is VERY special to me coz I first found out about the Romanovs from her and she was a most definite favourite!

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2006, 03:36:03 PM »
My story is pretty weird. My mother was always interested in Lenin, and the whole russian revolution. She was against the tsarism. And she'd show me some books, but the only thing I liked about it..was the Romanov pictures. My mother was ok with that, and a few days later she came home with Peter Kurth's book. And since then..I'm a complete Romanov-idiot ;)

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2006, 03:38:59 PM »
Romanov-idiot?  That's a bit harsh.

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2006, 07:53:15 PM »
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My story is pretty weird. My mother was always interested in Lenin, and the whole russian revolution. She was against the tsarism. And she'd show me some books, but the only thing I liked about it..was the Romanov pictures. My mother was ok with that, and a few days later she came home with Peter Kurth's book. And since then..I'm a complete Romanov-idiot ;)

Which Peter Kurth book? "Tsar" or "AA"? (I sure hope it was "Tsar".)

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2006, 08:16:38 PM »
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Which Peter Kurth book? "Tsar" or "AA"? (I sure hope it was "Tsar".)


I suppose one is better than the other...*cough cough Tsar*

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2006, 03:32:04 AM »
Yes, it was 'Tsar'. I loved ( and still love) the pictures in it. And it's so mysterious.  :)

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2006, 12:55:01 PM »
I was a political science major in college during the 1980s.  "Sovietology" was popular and I took some courses on Soviet politics and Russian history.  I hated communism, but found it interesting at the same time.  Then I read "Nicholas and Alexandria."  It was a fantastic (and extremely sad) book and really got me interested in the Romanovs.  

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2006, 08:07:14 PM »
I first found out about the Romanovs from Anastasia's animated movie. That's why Anastasia is my favourite! - If it wasn't for her I would never have known the Romanovs!  :) ;)

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2006, 05:15:10 PM »
I know it sounds corny but at first there was the animated Fox 'Anastasia' movie and then there was 'Anastasia's Album'. After that, I got this annoying habit of reading every single little sentence with the word 'Romanov' in it. I'm starting to get the feeling the bug will be in my system forever.

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2006, 08:31:39 AM »
I have to admit that I am nowhere near as obsessed as I once was school, work and life in general has got in the way!

But really it started when I was 6 and my mom got a book from my dad about royal jewels and inside the cover was a chart of the royal family tree going back to Tudor times and there was Alix and Nicky with an arrow under their name. I wanted to know what was beyond these arrows all over the page and my mom told me that they had been taken, told they were being taken to safety and shot with their children, so that made me more determinded to know!!! but it wasn't until I was 11 or 12 that I managed to get outta the kids section of the library and find these books about royals! even though my parents had been getting royal books for me since I was 6 it wasn't until this time I could look and choose for myself.

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2006, 11:20:35 PM »
My father has always watched television documentaries religiously and when I was really young, about seven or so, I remember him watching one about Ryabov's discovery of the Romanov's "grave" and I suppose I was one strange child because I remember stopping playing with my barbies and sitting down on the floor and watching it.  That summer when I went to summer camp there were two art teachers who would always tell the kids stories about the Romanovs during lunch which fasinated me.  Later that year the cartoon came out and instantly became my favorite movie (Hey I was seven, I didn't know how inaccurate it was!)  Then my intrest kind of fizzled until my sophomore year of high school when I learned about the Russian Revolution in my Modern World History class.  Ever since then I've been reading everything about them and Russian history in general, I'm actually now planning on majoring in Russian History in college.

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2006, 01:46:04 AM »
I remember seeing the Fox "Anastasia" when I was 6 or so and I loved it but my attention span was too small to want to know more about it.  ::) I think it was about 3 years ago, one day I was finishing a Dear America book and since my family was at a bookstore I asked them to pick me up another one. They called back saying they didn't have the one I wanted, but my sister found one she thought I might like. It was the Royal Diaries book Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess. I remembered the name from somewhere but I didn't know exactly where. I tried reading it a bit but it was incredibly boring the way it was written. So I forgot about it for a while. One day at school we had to read all hour and when I reached into my bag, the book was in there. (I still don't know how.) I tried it once more and finished it just before the bell. When I read the FORWARD I was completely shocked and had the strangest feeling. All I remember of the next hour was looking at the pictures. I even wrote the day and underneath it "remember anastasia" Whas funnier is that it all happened on Anastasia's name day.  ;D
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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2006, 11:17:24 PM »
I was bitten twice!  Once in my history class, senior year of high school.  We were covering the formation of the USSR and my teacher spent nearly half a week covering the Romanovs.  The second time came after my teacher had suggested "Nicholas and Alexandra", I found it [ironically] at my school library's sale bin for fifty cents and the rest...is history :D

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2006, 02:44:45 PM »
When I was in 5th grade, I saw the animated Anastasia movie, and then got Anastasia's Album, and then the Royal Diaries book  ;D

And years later, I'm here!  8D

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Re: How did you become bitten by the Romanov bug
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2008, 11:28:22 AM »
It was very strange or a bit strange. I remember i saw the episode of Frasier a tsar is born. And for some reason i had to know more about the Romanovs and the tsars. So that is it.
i got bitten by the bug after watcing Frasier. It is kinda strange in a way i gues, This was in 2001 so not a long time compered to other peopel on this board
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