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Sunday, 24 May 2015
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Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:35 AM EDT
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Romanov Family Album No. 6
Topic: Romanov Family Album


Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna, the second daughter of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, born in 1897, was a tall, thin and elegant girl. She had a darker complexion than the others. She was somewhat reserved, dutiful and pensive; she was often more decided in her opinions than her sisters. She was a talented pianist and also painted and embroidered well. Tatiana was her mother’s favorite, having inherited the Empress’ nobleness and sense of discipline. The younger children nicknamed Tatiana “the Governess.”
 
 
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Updated: Saturday, 16 May 2015 2:20 PM EDT
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
Royal Russia - The Russian Imperial Family and Monarchy

 

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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 23 May, 2015
 

 

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Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:34 AM EDT
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Romanov Family Album No. 5
Topic: Romanov Family Album


Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, the oldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, born in 1895, was fair, with golden-brown hair (the lightest in the family) and beautiful blue eyes. She was innocent, modest, sincere and kind. She liked simplicity and paid little attention to dress. She was most similar to her father, whom she loved better than anyone else. She had a quick mind and possessed the virtue of reasoning. According to her tutors, she had a “crystal” soul and a bright smile; inner joy radiated from her and had an uplifting effect on those around her. Like her father, Olga deeply loved Russia and the Russian people. When faced with the possibility of marriage to a foreign prince, she flatly refused, saying, “I do not want to ever leave Russia. I am Russian and wish to remain so.” Thus she stayed on in her homeland to receive the crown of martyrdom.
 
 
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Updated: Saturday, 16 May 2015 2:20 PM EDT
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Friday, 22 May 2015
Royal Russia - The Reign of Nicholas II

 

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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 22 May, 2015
 

 

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Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 9:49 AM EDT
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Romanov Family Album No. 4
Topic: Romanov Family Album


PHOTO: This is a lovely photograph of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna taken in 1908. She is seated on the balcony of the Lower Dacha situated in the Alexandria Park at Peterhof.
 
 
Alexandra Feodorovna was not the hysterical, immoral or pro-German empress depicted in numerous contemporary biographies. She identified fully with Orthodox Russia; her alienation from decadent St Petersburg society was precisely because she was moral. And having seen her kingdom of Hesse destroyed by Prussianism, she only had dislike for the Prussian (‘German’) militarism that lay behind the Kaiser’s War. The Tsarina did not interfere in the administration. Her role is clear from her correspondence with the Tsar. She supported and, during the War, took on some secondary tasks such as sending letters of thanks, under her husband’s instructions. She certainly suffered greatly with anguish at her son’s condition, but as for hysterical, how could she have been, when she chose to wash and dress the wounds of soldiers day in, day out for two years?
 
 
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Updated: Saturday, 16 May 2015 2:17 PM EDT
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 21 May, 2015
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 12:05 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:31 AM EDT
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Romanov Family Album No. 3
Topic: Romanov Family Album


PHOTO: Emperor Nicholas II on the Dnieper River near Mogilev in 1916. To relieve the tension caused by events, and to take an hour or so's relaxation, he would would walk in the countryside surrounding the general headquarters. In this photograph, Nicholas II is cruising on the Dnieper in a motorboat. Rarely has a photograph been so revealing of his character, as described by a friend: 'The character trait which most mystified him, and which overshadowed all others, was his kind heart, his gentle nature, his most refined delicacy. He was quite incapable of harming anyone personally. With these qualities, almost everyone was left with the same impression of him, that of a great charm.'
 
 
On this opposite end of the spectrum, however, Nicholas II was perceived as, ‘A weak, stupid, incompetent reactionary, who blocked progress towards a Western-style constitutional monarchy or republic.' Such is the primitive Western stereotype of the much-slandered and later martyred Tsar Nicholas II, whose only real fault was probably that he was too kind. In actual fact, the above widely-repeated stereotype says very little about him, but far more about the hateful xenophobia and arrogant, hypocritical and self-justifying prejudices of those who hold it.

What they are saying in reality is that the innocent Tsar, who opposed their Western materialist ‘progress’, had to be destroyed, however embarrassing to them the barbaric manner of his and his family’s deaths. The remarkable thing is that this anti-Russian Western historiography coincides perfectly with both Soviet and pre-Revolutionary anti-Orthodox historiography. Why? Simply because its writers have the same sources – in the same anti-Christian, materialist ideology which developed in the West and which the West has spread worldwide.
 
 
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Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:32 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Updated: Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:28 AM EDT
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Romanov Family Album No. 2
Topic: Romanov Family Album


Portrait of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, from the series of official photographs taken to mark the Romanov tercentenary in 1913. The pictures were produced by the Imperial family's favourite photographers, Boissonas & Eggler of St. Petersburg and sold as postcards, the money raised was donated to various charities.
 
 
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