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Old 05-14-2017, 11:49 AM
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Anything is possible. The Bolsheviks didn't find EVERYTHING!
Oh dear... any arisiocrat, or peasant, or serf near any noble house whom felt in the hands of the Secret Police (the predecessor of the KGB) would shout all and everything out under the unimagineable cruel tortures. And the terror would not stop until the Secret Police was sure all has been revealed.

And maybe the nobles thought their treasures were safe in churches, guarded by the Holy Virgin? Forget it. The Secret Police was the principal agency responsible for the detection, arrest, and liquidation of the aristocracy, the Russian-Orthodox Church, the bourgeoisie, anarchists and other dissident factions in the early Soviet Union. Castles, palaces, churches, monasteries, plenty of footage of the Soviets destroying them, one by one.

Maybe a babushka somewhere on a flat three-high in Tsarkoye Selo has a broche in a drawer. Okay. For the rest, we can trust on the Soviets: when they wanted to destroy, they destroyed.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:57 AM
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It remains me Kisa Vorobyaninov and Ostap Bender with their obsession to find Vorobyaninov's jewelry, hidden from the Bolsheviks in one of the twelve chairs from the family’s dining room set. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Chairs
It's not an obsession. I'm just saying the truth is a lot is hidden.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:24 PM
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Everyone has the right on his/her own fairytale. For so far the evidence for the contrary has been so shockingly overwhelming, documented with so many photos, inventories, records. Every ruble which was "earned" by this systematic looting went to the State, every snippet can be traced in the archives.

For your theory that there still is a lot hidden you have no proof except wishful thinking. The unbelievable campaign to destroy all what was valuable is described in several books:

History's Greatest Heist (picture)
The looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks
Sean McMeekin

Treasures Into Tractors (picture)

The selling of Russia's Cultural Heritage
Anne Odom and Wendy R. Salmond

The Selling Of Russia (picture)
Soviet trade in nationalized art
Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine

and -the saddest-

Former People (picture)
The final days of the Russian aristocracy
Douglas Smith

It isn't wishful thinking. Time and time again history has a way of mixing things up.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:38 PM
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Princess Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani with her daughter Maria Vladimirovna
at the reception on the eve of the wedding of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo wearing some impressive jewellery .
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:48 PM
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At the end of the day, I still believe a lot of Romanov and their relatives jewels are still hidden and missing.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:46 PM
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Princess Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani with her daughter Maria Vladimirovna
at the reception on the eve of the wedding of Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo wearing some impressive jewellery .
Is that Karl von Habsburg behind them?
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:36 PM
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yes , that's Karl von Habsburg .
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:52 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: The Russian Nuptial Tiara

An amazing and stunning tiara. Love that stone.
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