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lucien 06-09-2009 12:03 PM

Grand Duke Mikhail (1878-1918) [brother of Nicholas II]
 
:imperialrussia:
Dearest Misha,The Grand Duke Mikhail,youngest brother of Nicky,was officially rehabilitated,along with his british valet & secretary
Brian Johnson,by the Kremlin today thus acknowledging that their slaughtering and persecution was illegal.

Both Misha and Johnson were murdered on june 12th 1918,91 years to the day this friday.Neither one has been found since.

The faithful British servant murdered by the Bolsheviks as he stuck by his Romanov master has his name cleared | Mail Online

Marsel 06-09-2009 12:23 PM

I am glad the truth is finally acknowledged.
At the time of the Grand Duke's death, the Bolsheviks maintained that 'the people of Ural, angered by exploitation of the working classes, took the justice into their own hands', although no one really believed that tale. Everyone knew that the Grand Duke was killed on Cheka's orders.

In a documentary which was aired here several years ago, it was alleged that the Grand Duke begged his executioners to at least save the lives of his secretary and valet but they were afraid leaving any witnesses, so the Grand Duke had to witness their death, before he himself was murdered.
The bodies were 'destroyed', which some take to understand that they were burned. Although they may well be buried somewhere; Ural is a pretty big place and if one wants to hide something, it is not that difficult.

lucien 06-09-2009 01:41 PM

True,the Urals is a vast area.Still,I do hope,and very much so,that the SEARCH Foundation of Captain Peter Sarandinaki will look towards Perm now,and start an investigation into the possible whereabouts of the two men.Now the Kremlin has acknowledged they were innocent they might come forward with evidence that "accidently" was lost at the time...if you catch my drift.Everything is accidently lost & found there.

I do hope they one day will find Misha and his loyal Johnson .

Marsel 06-09-2009 01:51 PM

A lot of documents concerning the fate of the Romanovs, people behind their executions or other details were deliberately destroyed in 1930's, some were lost and others were ruined during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). It may prove to be really hard to actually find the whereabouts of the bodies; the current Government has no need of keeping the place secret, especially after publically acknowledging that what happened 91 years ago was indeed a murder.

NotAPretender 06-11-2009 02:29 PM

The secretary's name was Nicholas Johnson (source: Michael & Natasha, by Rosemary and Donald Crawford.)

Grace Angel 06-15-2009 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 950054)
True,the Urals is a vast area.Still,I do hope,and very much so,that the SEARCH Foundation of Captain Peter Sarandinaki will look towards Perm now,and start an investigation into the possible whereabouts of the two men.Now the Kremlin has acknowledged they were innocent they might come forward with evidence that "accidently" was lost at the time...if you catch my drift.Everything is accidently lost & found there.

I do hope they one day will find Misha and his loyal Johnson .

I think that if there was evidence as to where Mikhail was buried it would have come out by now, even though he wasn't rehabilitated until now.

lucien 07-10-2009 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grace Angel (Post 953515)
I think that if there was evidence as to where Mikhail was buried it would have come out by now, even though he wasn't rehabilitated until now.

Guess you are right,just wishfull thinking from my side,sometimes matters take longer in Russia,and evidence
and what not pop up as easily as it disappears,it is Russia after all....

I'm fairly convinced Misha and Johnston will not be found,I just Wish they would,c'est ca.

Been to the Hermitage here yesterday,again,and saw Misha's officers coat from the Kozak Regiment.

Al_bina 09-20-2010 01:57 PM

Here is the blog entry devoted to Grand Duke Mikhail and his wife Natalia Brassova. Although it is in Russian, there are photos of the couple.
Наталья Брасова и Михаил Александрович Романов. Комментарии : LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников


The following Internet articles are devoted to Grand Duke Mikhail's life and death. They contain photos and excerpt from newspapers/documents.
http://polikliet.livejournal.com/40263.html
http://translate.google.com/translat...m%2F40263.html (translation into English)

http://polikliet.livejournal.com/40469.html
http://translate.google.com/translat...m%2F40469.html (translation into English)


Additionally ... could it be true?

Ludmila Sadaeva stated 3 days before her death that the former Archbishop of Solovky was in fact Grand Duke Mikhail, the last Tsar of Russia.
http://solovkymemorial.ru/tprcsv.htm (Russian version)
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsolovkymemorial.ru%2Ftprcsv.htm (translation into English)

CyrilVladisla 03-29-2014 06:55 PM

Even in public surrounded by government ministers, his sister, the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna addressed Mikhail by her own pet name for him.
Her pet name foe Mikhail was "Floppy".


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