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« Reply #220 on: January 02, 2018, 09:35:57 pm »

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich in uniform:   
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« Reply #221 on: January 03, 2018, 11:49:33 pm »

Grand Duchess Tatiana often accompanied her father the Tsar for walks when no aide-de-camp was available.
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« Reply #222 on: January 05, 2018, 10:19:07 pm »

Private moments of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.   
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321790/Private-moments-Russian-Tsar-family-captured-camera-executed-Bolsheviks.html
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« Reply #223 on: January 11, 2018, 10:09:21 pm »

Tea in Russia was introduced in 1638. A Mongolian ruler donated to Tsar Michael I four poods (65-70 kg) of tea.
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« Reply #224 on: February 01, 2018, 09:31:17 pm »

After Grand Duke Sergei's demise in 1905, Grand Duchess Elizabeth sold off her wedding ring to build a convent. Is it not sad when a lady, especially a Grand Duchess, has to sell her wedding ring?
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« Reply #225 on: February 04, 2018, 07:16:10 pm »

We don't know why she sold her wedding ring. If it was not to put food on the table but to do something good in the world like building a convent, then it's ok. I don't understand the fascination to hoard things, including jewelry. If you have way too much - give it away, build a convent, build a school. To me she did amazing job with this ring.
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« Reply #226 on: February 04, 2018, 07:53:54 pm »

It wasn't just the ring. One wedding ring would have done nothing. Ella returned valuable wedding presents and art etc to members of her family. She sold land that had been left for charitable purposes to Sergei. The magnificent jewellery she had worn as his wife, the Grand Duchess Sergei,  she sold and got over 290,000 roubles for it all (the equivalent of about five million pounds today.) With this she built a convent for the Order of nursing nuns she founded, established an orphanage, clothed and fed the poor and needy, got medicines. Ella dedicated her life to serving those who could not help themselves from that moment.
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« Reply #227 on: February 13, 2018, 11:55:51 pm »

Princess Dagmar of Denmark (Marie Feodorovna) received Russian language lessons in Copenhagen, Denmark before leaving for Russia. Whenever she wrote a letter to Alexander (III), she would begin the first paragraph or two in Russian.
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« Reply #228 on: February 15, 2018, 11:17:37 pm »

Grand Duchess Anastasia, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, drew a lot and liked to color in their photographs and decorate photo albums.
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« Reply #229 on: March 05, 2018, 09:56:23 pm »

In the First World War Nicholas II changed the name of the imperial capital from the Germanic Saint Petersburg to the Slavic Petrograd.
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« Reply #230 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:39 pm »

With Empress Catherine II, by imperial manifesto issued on February 26, 1764, all ecclesiastical lands and property became state property. The church itself became a state institution.
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« Reply #231 on: March 10, 2018, 12:48:21 am »

I do not view Catherine the Great as a good Empress; she reneged on promises she made to supporters for their help in overthrowing her husband.
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« Reply #232 on: March 13, 2018, 09:14:40 pm »

An article on Nicholas II and Alexandra's 1894 wedding from a San Francisco newspaper:               
   http://www.holy-trinity.org/history/1894/11.27.SFCall1.html
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« Reply #233 on: March 15, 2018, 09:47:40 pm »

Emperor Nicholas I called his wife Empress Alexandra (Princess Charlotte of Prussia) Mouffy.
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« Reply #234 on: March 16, 2018, 09:04:28 am »

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« Reply #235 on: March 16, 2018, 09:48:53 pm »

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How did Mouffy originate?
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« Reply #236 on: March 20, 2018, 09:51:32 pm »

Did the Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna attempt to take Alexandra of Hesse and by Rhine under her wing when Alexandra first came to Russia?aw1
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« Reply #237 on: March 20, 2018, 09:53:48 pm »

Did the Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna attempt to take Alexandra of Hesse and by Rhine under her wing when Alexandra first came to Russia?
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« Reply #238 on: March 26, 2018, 10:05:49 pm »

Emperor Alexander III loved the family gatherings at Fredensborg Palace in Denmark.
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« Reply #239 on: March 30, 2018, 10:52:20 pm »

In 1918 Grand Duchess Elizabeth was arrested on the orders of Lenin. She had been offered the opportunity to flee Russia but chose instead to remain with her order.
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