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« Reply #240 on: April 02, 2018, 04:05:51 pm »

 flower Interesting details thank you frederick louise!

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« Reply #241 on: April 03, 2018, 10:44:57 pm »

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Alexander II was the first Russian Emperor of modern times to visit Siberia.
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« Reply #242 on: April 07, 2018, 10:41:34 pm »

As Emperor Paul I stated in his declaration of April 5, 1797, the day of his coronation, the Orthodox faith is "inseparable" from the Russian throne "because the sovereign in Russia is the Head of the Church."
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« Reply #243 on: April 16, 2018, 09:59:19 pm »

During the last years of Imperial Russia, Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna (Grand Duchess Vladimir) used to have her own tea party at the Marinsky Theatre whenever Empress Alexandra and Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna were out of town.  queeny queeny queeny queeny
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« Reply #244 on: April 17, 2018, 10:23:24 pm »

When did Princess Victoria Melita convert to the Russian Orthodox Church? Was it before or after her marriage to Grand Duke Cyril?
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« Reply #245 on: April 17, 2018, 10:38:25 pm »

^ 2 years after marriage.
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« Reply #246 on: April 24, 2018, 11:06:49 pm »

Nicholas II smoked Benson & Hedges made especially for him.
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« Reply #247 on: May 08, 2018, 01:15:09 am »

When Grand Duchess Elisabeth became widowed in 1905, did she travel often to see her sister Princess Victoria of Battenburg?
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« Reply #248 on: May 08, 2018, 03:05:54 am »

Victoria sometimes travelled to Russia to see her sisters but much of the time the family reunited in Hesse, in the old family home which Ernie their brother owned. When Ella became a nun her entire focus was on setting up her convent and then helping her patients and the poor. I don't think Ella did very much travelling after that.
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« Reply #249 on: May 30, 2018, 01:58:09 am »

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich enjoyed automobiles. He had a garage filled with motorcars which he loved to drive.
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« Reply #250 on: June 23, 2018, 02:29:37 am »

After his mother was forced to enter a convent in 1698, Tsarevich Alexis Petrovich was brought up by his aunts.
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« Reply #251 on: July 15, 2018, 02:42:56 am »

Entrance of Tsar Alexander I   
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« Reply #252 on: July 16, 2018, 12:49:23 am »

A century after the Tsar and his family were murdered and Lenin seized power, how the Daily Mail might have recorded this event if it happened today - including a profile of the 'sex-crazed monk who destroyed a dynasty'

    Vladimir Lenin ordered execution of Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II and family
    Drunk guards form a firing squad in the basement of the family's house
    Four daughters including Anastasia and son finished off with bayonets

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5956753/Butchered-Bolsheviks-look-execution-Tsar-Russia-century-on.html
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« Reply #253 on: August 08, 2018, 02:56:13 am »

Empress Marie Feodorovna visited the Islands of Petrograd in 1910.   
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« Reply #254 on: August 14, 2018, 02:57:48 am »

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich leaving Ballater Station on a visit to Queen Victoria at Balmoral.   
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« Reply #255 on: August 18, 2018, 02:56:26 am »

Tsar Peter I at the Troitsa Monastery receiving the deputations of the Streltsi.   
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« Reply #256 on: August 23, 2018, 02:46:25 am »

Grand Duchess Olga with her sweet sisters Tatiana and Marie 
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« Reply #257 on: August 30, 2018, 02:48:24 am »

In the summer of 1915, King Christian X of Denmark sent an envoy to Tsarkoye Selo offering to act as a mediator in peace talks. Tsar Nicholas II declined. He believed it would have been a betrayal of Great Britain and France to conclude a separate peace treaty.
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« Reply #258 on: August 30, 2018, 03:22:49 am »

Pity Nicholas cared so much about the British since the British left him to face a vicious death at the Bolsheviks. Talk about misplaced loyalties and it was a huge mistake. The Danes could have moved to save him and his family, like they saved the Dowager Empress if Nicholas had signed that separate peace with Denmark. Being close to Britain was something that was really and truly a mistake of cosmic proportions.
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« Reply #259 on: August 30, 2018, 05:41:35 am »

However-King George V and the BRF, nor any other royal family weren't responsible for the conditions within Russia, nor for the Russian Revolution breaking out, nor for the murder of the Imperial Family at Ekaterinberg.

'The Face to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport is an excellently researched book that looks specifically at attempts to save the Romanovs by various groups and European monarchs. She comes to the conclusion at the end that there was only one narrow window of opportunity where escape was possible, with luck, and that was while Nicholas was still Tsar and immediately after revolt had broken out in Petrograd. The children were sick with the measles but if Alexandra had been decisive they could have made it.

She quotes several conversations in which the captive Nicholas and Alexandra expressed revulsion at leaving Russia and having to live as deposed monarchs in London or anywhere else. Alexandra's hope was that the revolutionists would be defeated by the White Army and they would be restored as rulers.

Helen comes to the conclusion that none of the family would have wanted to leave Russia under any circumstances, that by July 1918 they were reconciled to whatever Fate had in store for them. They had each other and that was what really mattered. In June 1918 they smuggled a reply to a message from a group who wanted to rescue them. They wrote 'Nous ne voulons et ne pouvons pas FUIRE...' (We do not want to and cannot ESCAPE') 
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