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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2005, 08:57:07 AM »
She is quite a pretty girl! Thank you for the pictures!

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2005, 02:45:47 PM »
Wow this is the first time I've ever heard of someone saying that they were going to marry the Tsarevich! :o Did the parents maybe arrange this? Did the tsarevich and Sofka ever meet? ???

Can someone please translate this? ???



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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2005, 04:34:23 AM »
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Wow this is the first time I've ever heard of someone saying that they were going to marry the Tsarevich! :o Did the parents maybe arrange this? Did the tsarevich and Sofka ever meet? ???

Can someone please translate this? ???



~Anastacia~


Ok I'll try to translate it:

Between two world, Sofka Dolgoruki grew up.
You can hear the little princess, child from a high-cultivated noble familiy, when she talks about meetings with great works, art, literature, actors and musicians.
The other Sofka is no dreamer. She believes in the social Progress and lives as energetically woman in a modern world.

Sofka Dolguruki's memories are a Review of 50 years World happening and at the same time a informative personal document.  They begin in St. Petersburg: Sofka with funny eyes and cheeky pigtails, future bride of the Tsarevitch, observes fascinated the beginning of the Revolution.
It follows the long journey into the emmigration.
In London Sofka becomes the inspired pupil of the eccentrically Duchess of Hamilton.....


This is the part on the left

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2005, 01:13:54 PM »
Thank you for the translation, but are you sure she was talking bout Alexei?

julia.montague

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2005, 04:23:00 AM »
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Thank you for the translation, but are you sure she was talking bout Alexei?

No  ;D, I just thought that he was the only Tsarevitch at that time ???

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2005, 12:34:15 PM »
Wow, it seems some of aren't exactly in agreement with this.
Perhaps it would have been a good thing she married him...I should certainly think so. And I happen to like her nickname, though, after insulting your own, I guess it doesn't matter, eh, Sophia? (lol)

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2005, 12:47:04 PM »
NO!!!
lol


Sofi ;)

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2005, 01:51:48 PM »
No as in what, lol? Marrying him?
Or was it the name thing, because I apologize about that.

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2005, 02:23:10 PM »
Both!! ;)

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2005, 10:34:09 AM »
interesting info, she might have married him. But more than likely this was just a little girl's fantasy.

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2005, 11:31:31 AM »
Like mine.... ::)
But, it could be true, I mean, she practically was eligible.


Sofi ;)

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2005, 07:16:24 AM »
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Like mine.... ::)
But, it could be true, I mean, she practically was eligible.


Sofi ;)


No...she wouldn't have been eligible...in the pre-war society...Imperial and Royal Highnesses would only have married similar...especially heirs to thrones...like Alexy....

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2005, 01:06:32 PM »
Well, then obviously her claims were the ramblings of a childhood crush >:(!!
Thanks for the info, Nerdycool!! ;D


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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2005, 10:15:56 AM »
Indeed, she woudn't have been equal to marry him, unless the laws were changed. So, at the time, she was just day dreaming about someone who was of higher rank than although she was of high rank. Tsarvitch Alexei and she were so young anyway it coudn't have been very serious.

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Re: Sofka Dolgoruki
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2005, 09:49:06 AM »
I found the right page in the book now ;D, but I have to say it's  :P :P :P :P :P :-/ :-/ :-/ very disappointing.
The one who wrote this book discription where it says that she was Alexey's future bride exaggerated very much!!!


Okay, that's the page:


Translation of the passage about Alexey: (she calls herself "the child")
Sorry my English is so poor :-[

Some afternoons had to be spent in the palace, when "the child" had to come to play with the Tsarevitch. I can remember a side entrance, long stairs, a galery with marble busts and guards at double doors with golden ornaments. I was afraid of these afternoons - the boy was weak and he wasn't allowed to take part in any game, where he could have fallen.
But he owned a large number of books and games. Sometimes the Tsar came into the playroom; then he pretended to be a horse and we rode on his back or he played Halma, his favourite game with us. The Tsarina never played with us and nearly never appeared. Sometimes she stood at the door and watched us or she read a very short story to us. Strangely enough that I don't know anymore if we spoke English or Russian then.
Once later my grandmother told me that one had decided the next Tsarina shouldn't be a foreigner and that "the child" was one of the more suitable Candidates, and should be trained for this.
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