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Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 09-24-2010, 01:12 PM
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I remember reading that. When did she learn...

I remember reading that. When did she learn Finnish? Is it similar to Danish?
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 08-19-2010, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Russophile
Could be. I cannot remember what Coryn said in...

Could be. I cannot remember what Coryn said in her book. Maybe someone who has the book on hand can enlighten us?
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 08-18-2010, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Russophile
You are correct VM. Per Coryn Hall's book, Minnie...

You are correct VM. Per Coryn Hall's book, Minnie took their side and always placated Alexander III when he tried to impose harsh laws upon them.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 05-06-2010, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Russophile
:previous:I agree, it is an excellent very well...

:previous:I agree, it is an excellent very well objective book. Minnie sure got lucky finding a true love with Nixa and turning around and finding another in Alexander III.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 05-05-2010, 05:40 PM
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From Coryn Hall's book "Little MOther of Russia"...

From Coryn Hall's book "Little MOther of Russia" (excellent book, btw, you should read it :flowers:. I think just about every library has it) I believe they loved Minnie and she them. When Marie got...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 10-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Yes, he did fight for Alix. And she was a...

Yes, he did fight for Alix. And she was a terrible choice. She hadn't any initiative and Minnie, for her part, didn't train her like she should have in the court ways, then again, Minnie was an...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 10-04-2009, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Isn't that sad that Nicholas had to be dominated...

Isn't that sad that Nicholas had to be dominated to get things done. It seems he didn't have a sense of discernment to figure things out. Minnie had a terrific sense of discernment and was quick...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 10-03-2009, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Russophile
His minister helped with that (anti-semitism). He...

His minister helped with that (anti-semitism). He became Nicholas' minister as well.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 10-02-2009, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Agreed. But look at what he had to work with. I...

Agreed. But look at what he had to work with. I wonder what would have happened were they to have a better industrial revolution there. . .
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 10-01-2009, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Russophile
And there's the rub. Minnie didn't approve of...

And there's the rub. Minnie didn't approve of their goings on either. Alexander was a very loving and faithful husband. But that didn't stop Minnie from enjoying the gossip. Alix never learned to...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 09-30-2009, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Russophile
I'm in the middle of "Little MOther of Russia" by...

I'm in the middle of "Little MOther of Russia" by Coryne Hall and I wonder, if Alexandra had let Minnie go on her merry way influencing NIcholas and not being the stick in the mud she was, would...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 04-15-2009, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Russophile
They had considerably more resources than the...

They had considerably more resources than the nobility in Britian. Land, minerals, serfs. . .
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 04-14-2009, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Indeed, Yussopov's book, Lost Splendor talks...

Indeed, Yussopov's book, Lost Splendor talks about that.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 04-13-2009, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Russophile
I wonder how much it cost to entertain Alexander...

I wonder how much it cost to entertain Alexander and Marie as opposed to Bertie and crew. It was said in that one book we read for the TRF book of the month club that people went into considerable...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 04-10-2009, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Well it's all Victoria's fault for falling madly...

Well it's all Victoria's fault for falling madly in love with Albert and wishing a love match for all her children and grand children. ;)
But Bertie was in love with his wife, though yes, he was a...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 04-09-2009, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Russophile
Bertie was good to Alexandra, in his way. . . So...

Bertie was good to Alexandra, in his way. . . So it was a successful marriage, as royal marriages go. . .
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 03-20-2009, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Russophile
She also seemed to be a lot of fun like her...

She also seemed to be a lot of fun like her sisters (though not as deaf). I think I read it in Fate of the Romanovs where they said Mrs. Wulfert was an adventuress and ordered Misha around a lot. I...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 03-19-2009, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Russophile
But don't forget Ducky was a Princess in her own...

But don't forget Ducky was a Princess in her own right and a grand daughter of Victoria's. Natasha was just a divorcee and somewhat common. There was a BIG difference between the situations.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-18-2008, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Russophile
This is a complete aside, but wasn't Edwina...

This is a complete aside, but wasn't Edwina Ashley descendant from Jewish ancestry? Which tells me it was pretty stupid to be prejudice.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Russophile
I thought so. Because they were seeing each other...

I thought so. Because they were seeing each other when the war broke out. I believe that was from Ian Liliburn's book.
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-18-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Russophile
that makes sense, thanks! :flowers:

that makes sense, thanks! :flowers:
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Russophile
I am of the mind it was because she was twice...

I am of the mind it was because she was twice divorced. Peter (Kurth) said that Michael was extremely pliable. Am wondering, with as strong a woman Minnie was and how she loved to dominate her...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Russophile
That's what I don't understand about the Russian...

That's what I don't understand about the Russian rulers why they exercised such a military might against the Jews?? The Jewish people didn't do anything to them, until later, weren't many of the...
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 162
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Posted By Russophile
And it's a good thing that they haven't...

And it's a good thing that they haven't Fahrenheit 451'd us yet!! :biggrin:
Forum: The Imperial Family of Russia 02-13-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 50,699
Posted By Russophile
That would have been an interesting book. Please...

That would have been an interesting book. Please post the title if you find it.:flowers:
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