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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2007, 02:50:56 AM »
OMG!!! :o :o :o

Svetabel, where did you find those wonderful photograph's of Zenaida? Do you know the around what years they were taken? Those are perhaps by far some of the best pictures of her I've seen in some time. Thank you for posting them.

Most of the pictures are around the beginining of the 20 century. They can be found in a new Russian book on the Yousupovs.

BTW, don't you think that Prince Felix (in the 1st picture with Zenaida) looks like Iosif Stalin? ::) :)

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2007, 11:57:10 PM »
Yes!!! You're right, Svetabel...At the first time I saw the pic, I tought: "What in heck is Stalin doing beside Zinaida Yussupova? And then, I read it was her husband...Stupid me!  ;D :-[

But at least, I realized I'm not the only one who mistaked Felix father to Stalin... :D

And yes..I agree. Zinaida Yussupova was the more beatiful woman in the whole Russian Empire. She was physically perfect (her son Felix is very similar to her in Physical features), but in add of a real beauty, she had an intelligent face who made her more wonderful yet. Intelligency and beauty not always goes alon, but when they will, the woman who has intelligency and beauty is thousand times more beatiful.

Thanks for the pics. They are unique.

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #167 on: March 25, 2007, 12:03:49 AM »
OMG!!! :o :o :o

Svetabel, where did you find those wonderful photograph's of Zenaida? Do you know the around what years they were taken? Those are perhaps by far some of the best pictures of her I've seen in some time. Thank you for posting them.

Most of the pictures are around the beginining of the 20 century. They can be found in a new Russian book on the Yousupovs.

BTW, don't you think that Prince Felix (in the 1st picture with Zenaida) looks like Iosif Stalin? ::) :)


You're right about Felix Sr. looking like Stalin.

A new book on the Youssoupov's? I need to get this book. I've been trying forever to find Les Youssoupoff by Ferrand but, it's been nearly impossible to find.  Thank you for the information and for posting the pictures.


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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #168 on: March 25, 2007, 06:10:46 AM »
OMG!!! :o :o :o



BTW, don't you think that Prince Felix (in the 1st picture with Zenaida) looks like Iosif Stalin? ::) :)
Well Stalin was reputed to have aristocratic forebears on one side of his family....fairytale/legend maybe but who will ever know !!!

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #169 on: April 08, 2007, 08:15:16 PM »
I was just reading over some books this weekend when something hit me.

It had been reported that after Nicholas, Zenaida's son, died in 1908 she was so devestated that her health began to fail. Her health was so bad that during a trip to a spa in Germany, she had to be carried out of the train on a streacher.

After Bebe's birth she seem's to have gotten better to the extent that she was basically caring for Bebe before the Revolution, if I had read the correspondance correctly. After the Revolution, Bebe was left in the care of Zenaida and Felix Sr. For the next few years, Zenaida cared for Bebe and her ailing husband.

I guess my question is when exactly did Zenaida's health begin to improve? Even as late as 1914 she was still being reported as ill and not fully recovered from her son's death.  Just seem's very sad but at the same time inspiring, that someone who was suffering for some time both emotionally and physically would suddenly recover and take over the care of a child and an sick elderly man.

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #170 on: April 09, 2007, 09:54:31 PM »
I was just reading over some books this weekend when something hit me.

It had been reported that after Nicholas, Zenaida's son, died in 1908 she was so devestated that her health began to fail. Her health was so bad that during a trip to a spa in Germany, she had to be carried out of the train on a streacher.

After Bebe's birth she seem's to have gotten better to the extent that she was basically caring for Bebe before the Revolution, if I had read the correspondance correctly. After the Revolution, Bebe was left in the care of Zenaida and Felix Sr. For the next few years, Zenaida cared for Bebe and her ailing husband.

I guess my question is when exactly did Zenaida's health begin to improve? Even as late as 1914 she was still being reported as ill and not fully recovered from her son's death.  Just seem's very sad but at the same time inspiring, that someone who was suffering for some time both emotionally and physically would suddenly recover and take over the care of a child and an sick elderly man.





perhaps she just needed something else/someone else to focus on...
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peacefully in my sleep; not screaming & in terror,
like the passengers in his car."

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #171 on: April 10, 2007, 06:26:15 AM »
I was just reading over some books this weekend when something hit me.

It had been reported that after Nicholas, Zenaida's son, died in 1908 she was so devestated that her health began to fail. Her health was so bad that during a trip to a spa in Germany, she had to be carried out of the train on a streacher.

After Bebe's birth she seem's to have gotten better to the extent that she was basically caring for Bebe before the Revolution, if I had read the correspondance correctly. After the Revolution, Bebe was left in the care of Zenaida and Felix Sr. For the next few years, Zenaida cared for Bebe and her ailing husband.

I guess my question is when exactly did Zenaida's health begin to improve? Even as late as 1914 she was still being reported as ill and not fully recovered from her son's death.  Just seem's very sad but at the same time inspiring, that someone who was suffering for some time both emotionally and physically would suddenly recover and take over the care of a child and an sick elderly man.





perhaps she just needed something else/someone else to focus on...
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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #172 on: April 14, 2007, 12:02:47 AM »
Between the war and the birth of her only grandchild, it would have been more than enough to take her mind off her sorrow.

Poor Zenaida... :-[

I saved this picture a while back, but I've always wondered if anyone knew where I could get a larger version of it. I'm trying to make a scrapbook for my daughter and this small image isn't coming out right :-\


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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #173 on: May 16, 2007, 09:54:18 AM »

**NOTE: it certainly pays to take some time & just "browse" around on the Russian Photo Archive website ( http://photoarchive.spb.ru ).    there seems to be (what amounts to) a dismantled Yusupov foto-album.    the images are in "clumps" & unidentified!   the only information given is (usually) where the fotos were taken.    the only images with more info, are the ones in which a Romanov appears as well.   they are identified....but no-one else is.  but, thankfully, Zenaida is quite distinctive looking (even in a thumbnail!), so it's (relatively) easy to spot her.

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #174 on: May 17, 2007, 12:54:36 AM »
OMG!!!

Brain you are the best!

Yes you are right, it does take alot of time and looking around. :-\ But the end result is well worth it ;D

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #175 on: May 17, 2007, 03:22:18 AM »
Lovely photos. The one I like the most is the one with Felix and the peasants in it.

In memory of Grand Duke Dimitri! The man had style.

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2007, 11:46:20 AM »
Thank you for digging them out for us! My computer is so slow I'd never find them.

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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #177 on: May 27, 2007, 02:32:48 PM »
Zenaida and her sons in 1891



Zenaida and her son Felix in 1899





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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #178 on: May 27, 2007, 02:33:48 PM »
The whole family in 1915


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Re: Princess Zenaida Yusupova - discussion and pictures
« Reply #179 on: May 27, 2007, 03:07:56 PM »
HOLY C ;D ;D ;D!!!!

OMG!!!  ;D :D

Svetabel! Where on earth did you find these wonderful pictures? They are wonderful!!!!I love them all!!!You are one of the best out there for posting these rare finds ;)