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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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