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Old 06-09-2009, 12:03 PM
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Grand Duke Mikhail (1878-1918) [brother of Nicholas II]


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
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:23 PM
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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.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:41 PM
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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 .
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:51 PM
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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.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:29 PM
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The secretary's name was Nicholas Johnson (source: Michael & Natasha, by Rosemary and Donald Crawford.)
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:26 PM
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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.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:17 AM
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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.
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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.
. : LiveInternet - -


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)
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Excavations are underway in Russia to find the graves of 'tsar for a day' Mikhail (Michael) Romanov and his 'faithful British servant'.

Excavation in Russia to find graves of Mikhail Romanov and British aid | Daily Mail Online
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:31 AM
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Excavations are underway in Russia to find the graves of 'tsar for a day' Mikhail (Michael) Romanov and his 'faithful British servant'.

Excavation in Russia to find graves of Mikhail Romanov and British aid | Daily Mail Online
But to no avail till now,unfortunately.How sad.
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But to no avail till now,unfortunately.How sad.
He was the first of the Romanovs to be executed by the Bolsheviks but one of the last to be found,I hope they have some success.
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Grand Duke Michael: Brother of the Last Tsar

Hi,

I found a video-"podcast" with photos about Grand Duke Michael on Youtube (~ 48 min):

https://youtu.be/I4orSmDAU-w

"Nicholas Nicholson, Russian History Museum's Director of Development and Romanov scholar, presents new research from his recent book, co-authored with translator Helen Azar, "Michael Romanov: Brother of the Last Tsar, Diaries and Letters 1916-1918."

(further links under the address above)

The video offers some insight into the marriage customs of the Romanovs from minute 11 onwards. Quite interesting!
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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich was the first of the eighteen Romanovs executed during the Russian Revolution.
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It is sad that Grand Duke Mikhail's body has never been found.
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When Michael became Tsar for 16 hours after Nicholas II abdicated, what was his official regnal number? I've read he was proclaimed Michael II by the army but referred to in various documentation as Michael IV. Does anyone KNOW for certain?
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In Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie, Grand Duke Michael is referred to as Tsar Michael II.
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Grand Duke Michael was the first Romanov to be killed by the Bolsheviks.
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Grand Duke Michael and his wife Countess Natalia Sergeyevna
http://www.alamy.com/countess-natali...262731426.html
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IMHO and respectful opinion, Grand Duke Mikhail was a good looking individual.
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Old 01-17-2023, 05:30 AM
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When Michael became Tsar for 16 hours after Nicholas II abdicated, what was his official regnal number? I've read he was proclaimed Michael II by the army but referred to in various documentation as Michael IV. Does anyone KNOW for certain?
Julian1952, I have been thinking about an Emperor Michael IV.
The only monarch I know who was an Emperor and named Michael IV was:
Michael IV (c. 1010-1041) was Byzantine Emperor from 1034 to 1041.
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