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Old 08-12-2013, 11:00 AM
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This morning,August12, princess Xenia Galitzine gave birth to a boy, named Damian. This is the second child.

Luxarazzi : It's a Boy!
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:26 AM
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A correspondent has provided this link to a photo of three military royalties on horseback...

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She states the rider of the black horse is Prince Felix Youssoupov; the identities of the remaining two are uncertain.
She has aksed if any of our members know the year in which the photo was taken, and the location.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:33 PM
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The Russian socialites of the past: Princess Zinaida Yuspova | Blogs•Spletnik.ru

It is unfortunate that there are stunning noblewomen anymore.
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It is a shame, isn't it? No really striking royal or aristocratic beauties.
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Prince David Chavchavadse died this year.

He was born 1924 as the only son of Princess Nina of Russia (1901-1974) {herself daughter of Grand Duke George of Russia (1863-1919) & his wife, Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark (1876-1940)} & her husband, Prince Paul Chavchavadse (1899-1971).
He was married three times: firstly, from 1952 to 1959, to Helen Husted (b.1933); secondly, from 1959 to 1970, to Judith Clippinger (1932-1997); thirdly, from 1979, to Eugenie de Smitt (b.1939).
By his first wife he had two daughters: Maria (b.1953) and Alexandra (b.1954) as well as three grandchildren: Yelena (b.1990) [daughter of Maria & her husband Alexander Rasic (b.1955)], Alexander (b.1991) & Caroline (b.1994) [children of Alexandra & her husband Puthukuty Krishnan Ramani (b.1956)].
By his second wife he had another daughter Catherine (b.1960) and a son Michael (b.1966) as well as two more granddaughters: Sophia (b.1996) & Nina (b.1998) [daughters of Catherine & her husband John Alan Redpath (b.1963)]

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:49 AM
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Prince David Chavchavadze had an interesting career... he was a Captain in the US Army from 1943 to 1947, and worked at the CIA from 1950 to 1974.
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Prince David Chavchavadse died this year.
More precisely, he passed away in Washington, D.C., on 5 October 2014.
Royal Musings: Prince David Chavchavadze(1924-2014)
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https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2497927.html

The above link contains photos of ladies- in -waiting in a Russian court dress (late XIX-early XX)
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https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2497927.html

The above link contains photos of ladies-in-waiting in Russian court dress (late XIX-early XX)
Al_bina, thank you for the lovely cache of photos. Further down in the link there are two very interesting photos amongst the comments, with one looking like we are seeing a train of women in white being presented at court. Is that so? It's very intriguing.

There also appears to be a disagreement in the comments section about whether the photos are depicting dresses worn at court or worn for a ball in 1903. I do not read Russian. Can you clarify what the disagreement is about? They appear to be questioning who paid for the gowns, too.
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The dress on the photos is a ceremonial court dress for a lady-in-waiting in the Russian Imperial court. The dress in question had elements of a boyarynya's attire worn in pre-Peter the Great Russia. Here is a good example of the said ensemble Boyarynya in kokoshnik by Makovsky¸

The Romanovs and aristocrats wore the XVII century-themed ensembles for the 1903 Ball in the Winter Palace. Here is the link with some photos of the aforementioned ball Costume ball 1903 | Tumblr

Some contended in the comments that the photos were from the 1903 Ball. It would be fair to say that ladies-in-waiting wore costumes specifically prepared for the event, but not their ceremonial court dresses.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:52 AM
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Thank you, Al_bina!

I like the two dresses that are modern inspirations from the clothes. The white one with what looks like gold embroidery, very nice. Also, like the black coat, if it is a coat.
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Willem Alexander must be the highest ranking Romanov descendent alive today?
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:53 AM
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The dress on the photos is a ceremonial court dress for a lady-in-waiting in the Russian Imperial court. The dress in question had elements of a boyarynya's attire worn in pre-Peter the Great Russia. Here is a good example of the said ensemble Boyarynya in kokoshnik by Makovsky¸

The Romanovs and aristocrats wore the XVII century-themed ensembles for the 1903 Ball in the Winter Palace. Here is the link with some photos of the aforementioned ball Costume ball 1903 | Tumblr

Some contended in the comments that the photos were from the 1903 Ball. It would be fair to say that ladies-in-waiting wore costumes specifically prepared for the event, but not their ceremonial court dresses.
I really enjoyed viewing the pictures of the ladies court dresses. I think many of them are more elegant and elaborate then during the times of King Louie of France and his court. I also found the pictures in Boyarynya in kokoshnik by Makovsky¸ to be wonderful as I collect small water colors of Churches in Russia. Those are some beautiful water colors that I would love. One movie that I watch over and over again about the Russian court and the revolution is with Omar Sharif and I can't remember the name right now....is so beautiful and moving.
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Willem Alexander must be the highest ranking Romanov descendent alive today?

Actually both the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark and the King of Spain are descended from the Romanovs with other high ranking descendants in King Michael of Romania and Crown prince Alexander of Serbia. Adding to that both the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Sofia of Spain are descended from the imperial family through his grandmother Queen Olga who was born a Russian Grand duchess.


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One movie that I watch over and over again about the Russian court and the revolution is with Omar Sharif and I can't remember the name right now....is so beautiful and moving.
That's Dr Zjivago, one of my all time favourite books and films.



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That's Dr Zjivago, one of my all time favourite books and films.

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Thank you so much, I kept thinking about the title and couldn't remember it, I could see the movie in my mind, I love that movie, that and Gone With the Wind are my 2 all time favorites, I watch them every time they come on TV. I love the winter palace and so wish I could of seen it in person,and Omar well he is such a handsome man.
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Thank you so much, I kept thinking about the title and couldn't remember it, I could see the movie in my mind, I love that movie, that and Gone With the Wind are my 2 all time favorites, I watch them every time they come on TV. I love the winter palace and so wish I could of seen it in person,and Omar well he is such a handsome man.

Gone is another favourite of mine. I read the book sixteen times as a teenager and I've always loved Omar in Dr Zjivago because he reminds me so much of my father. Hmm a very idealistic version of my father that is.


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You read that book 16 times.......whoa, that is some reading that you do. Sometimes I read certain books 3/4 times and my friends think I am crazy for they say haven't you read that before, sometimes in reading a book more then once you learn something new and see something in a different light then you did the first time, that is just me. I collect books, ancient history books and would so love to live in a country where there are all those places that I read about, not a modern contemporary girl at all, give me a grave yards with old tombstones any day of the week for there is lots of history there.
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There is lots of history, everywhere. Look in your backyard. Russian history, I was a Russian History Major, have been to the Winter Palace. etc, is less than stirring for those who were abused and denied rights. Jews were condemned to live in a certain area (The Pale Settlement), serf, a word in our language does not exist, work for nothing and were veritable slaves. Men who were conscripted into the Tsar's army for 25 years. Nothing admirable, just things that agree, that are very interesting to see.
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I have looked in my backyard and it is not thousands or hundreds of years old, so in not knowing me, you have no idea of what I like to read and how I perceive a place to interesting to me. I am not blind to what happened in Russia as to the cruelty of the people nor anywhere else. We all have different takes on any book that we read or a place that we visit, so I will just continue to do as I please with my books and the places that I visit as you can do the same..
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