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« Reply #450 on: October 23, 2019, 02:56:06 AM »

Cyril Sebastian, do you have any pictures  of ‘Greek Minnie’? She’s interesting to me, like Mrs. Leeds (Anastasia) and Pss Marie Bonaparte and George of Greeces’ son Prince Peter, an Anthropologist.
I find it interesting and an example of familiarity, that Pss Anastasia’s son married her niece by marriage, Xenia
     
 
Princess Maria of Greece, Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna, at a costume ball in 1905   
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« Reply #451 on: October 23, 2019, 06:59:47 AM »

Lucy, you can probably find her memoirs somewhere.  My own public library has the book, and I bet you can find it on eBay or through Eurohistory.com. Lots of great photos.
Thanks Celia! I will look for it!
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« Reply #452 on: October 23, 2019, 07:00:55 AM »

Cyril Sebastian, do you have any pictures  of ‘Greek Minnie’? She’s interesting to me, like Mrs. Leeds (Anastasia) and Pss Marie Bonaparte and George of Greeces’ son Prince Peter, an Anthropologist.
I find it interesting and an example of familiarity, that Pss Anastasia’s son married her niece by marriage, Xenia
     
 
Princess Maria of Greece, Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna, at a costume ball in 1905   
http://www.gettyimages.com/license/535788253
Thank you!! *champ*0
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« Reply #453 on: October 24, 2019, 02:44:28 AM »

Tsar Peter I founding the city of Petersburg in 1703   
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« Reply #454 on: October 24, 2019, 10:07:53 AM »

With regard to Czar Peter the Great, in the Netherlands there is the so called Tsaar Peterhuisje (Czar Peter House). In the city of Zaandam to be precise https://en.wikipedia.org/...Peter_House_(Netherlands)

When being in Zaandam for other appointments, several years back, I spontaneously visited it. Even as it had been a while ago I would recommend it to people with interest in Czar Peter and related items. Amazing is that it is a very small and low house, while, if I am correct Czar Peter was a big, large man (especially to the standards of that time).

Peter had met the Zaandam blacksmith and craftsman Gerrit Kist when Kist had worked for the czar in Moscow. Upon visiting the Zaanstreek, Peter insisted on staying with Kist in his home, despite Kist's protests that his house was a mere hovel, shared with the widow of one of his workers. The widow was paid to move out, and Peter spent a week as Kist's houseguest. The czar was traveling incognito under the name Peter Michaeloff and while Kist did not reveal his guest's identity it did not take long for Peter to be recognized, making his observations difficult.

Peter wanted to learn more about the Dutch shipbuilding industry, and with this knowledge (and other knowledge acquired during the Grand Embassy) begin a period of modernization and growth in Russia. At this time, the Dutch Republic was one of the most developed countries in the world.

Although he remained at the house only a short time, he would return a number of times, the last in 1717.
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« Reply #455 on: November 05, 2019, 11:13:28 PM »

Empress Elizabeth of Russia abolished the cabinet council system that had been used under Empress Anna. Elizabeth reconstituted the Senate as it had been under Emperor Peter I with the chiefs of the departments of state attending.
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« Reply #456 on: November 08, 2019, 02:41:02 PM »

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« Reply #457 on: November 15, 2019, 12:19:42 AM »

"Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna had the great art of knowing exactly what to wear for each occasion."   
A statement from Missy, her niece, who became Queen Marie of Romania
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« Reply #458 on: November 27, 2019, 01:41:16 AM »

Tsar Alexander I's greatest achievement was his victory over Napoleon, who had attacked Russia in 1812, and marched with his Grand Armee from France to Moscow, but was then expelled from France and later defeated by a coalition of allies, Russia among them.
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« Reply #459 on: December 05, 2019, 11:32:06 PM »

In 1767 Empress Catherine II announced that she would make a voyage down the Volga. She would cruise through the heartland of Old Russia. The voyage was on a grand scale. Traveling south down the Volga River, Catherine marveled at the wealth of nature along its banks.
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« Reply #460 on: December 13, 2019, 11:16:32 PM »

Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich with his wife during a visit to New York City in 1923 
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« Reply #461 on: December 18, 2019, 10:53:49 PM »

Colorized photographs of Romanovs   
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« Reply #462 on: January 07, 2020, 10:53:55 PM »

Tsar Peter I reigned from 1682 to 1721. During his reign Peter created a strong army. He secularized schools. He administered greater control over the Orthodox Church. He introduced the Julian calendar. Did Tsar Peter deserve the title of Peter the Great?
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« Reply #463 on: January 15, 2020, 10:42:40 PM »

The Imperial family spoke German and wrote their letters in French, which was widely spoken at the Russian court. As a consequence, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the wife of Tsar Nicholas I, never completely mastered the language.
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« Reply #464 on: January 15, 2020, 10:49:22 PM »

The Imperial family spoke German and wrote their letters in French, which was widely spoken at the Russian court. As a consequence, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the wife of Tsar Nicholas I, never completely mastered the language.

I read that with the children of Tsar Paul and Maria Feodorovna there was some kind of break. It was the beginning of the 19th century and the upcoming nationalism. Thus the elder children (like Alexander I, Konstantine, Alexandra) spoke better French (the lingua franca of the 18th century), while the younger like Nicholas I, Michael spoke Russian together.

Catherine II. was apparently also not mastering the language completely.
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