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(06/∞) pictures of beautiful royal ladies:↳ Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia in her nursing uniform in 1914.








Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.
im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…


Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

Sounds to me like someone is just upset because she wants to charge people for the privilege of seeing these pictures/videos. They are available literally all over the internet, including on youtube and No one is claiming ownership of said images or making any money off of them. They are purely for entertainment or educational purposes. I have said before that I don’t set much store my Helen Rappaport’s work and I don’t think she is a very nice person. She is obviously in it for the money, not for education. Many museums, universities, libraries, and archives are actually happy to have their content shown on the internet. It is free publicity for institutions that in a lot of cases are struggling to get the funding they need to keep going. Even larger museums, like Mystic Seaport, where I used to work, struggle with funding. As you all know, places like Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library allow their Romanov albums to be viewed online for free. As far as I know, they have never complained about tumblr, facebook, or pinterest users posting “their” images, even though they are part of a private collection. Frankly, this whole issue is just stupid. 


Absolutely agree with these comments. And I absolutely do not want to read her book now (+ many people said me that this book has little connection with the historical reality). In any case, she could be respectful to people who are interested in the history of the Romanovs. Who in her opinion should buy and read her book???? This is frustrating.

Цесаревич Алексей выглядывает из окна вагона.

Tsesarevich Alexei gazes from out the window of the train.

Emperor Nicholas II with daughters Maria and Olga during a casual stroll in Germany, accompanied by a family friend Anna Vyrubova.

Nicholas diary entry for  March 2nd, 1917.

С Днем Российского Флага, друзья!
I want to thank all my friends again, who congratulated me!!! :D
Цесаревич Алексей Николаевич (12 августа 1904 - 17 июля 1918).
Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (August 12,1904 - July 17, 1918).

Император Всероссийский Николай II | Emperor of All Russia Nicholas II (1868-1917).

Nicholas II - the last Tsar of Russia was born on May 18, 1868. He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III, died in 1894. Nicholas II ruled from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. In 1904, Nicholas took his country into war with Japan. Russia’s embarrassing defeat ruined the monarchy’s prestige among all sectors of society, the nobility and the peasants, leading to a revolution in 1905 and to an event that became known as Bloody Sunday. When World War One started in August 1914, Russia responded by patriotically rallying around Nicholas II but the Russian army suffered heavy loses and was defeated, resulting in a political crisis. Nicholas II was arrested by order of the revolutionary government. Bolsheviks executed him and his family on July 17, 1918, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

"All around me there is betrayal, cowardice and deceit."  - entry from the diary of Nicholas II (March 2, 1917, the day of his abdication).

Император Николай II и его сын Цесаревич Алексей на яхте “Штандартъ”.
Emperor Nicholas II and his son Tsesarevich Alexei aboard the yacht “Standart”.

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, 1878.

The Russian Empire, Kiev, 1910-1911.

Император Николай II и его семья в Киеве.

Emperor Nicholas II and his family in Kiev.

700x464 photos.

Император Николай II с дочерьми - великими княжнами Ольгой, Татьяной, Марией, Анастасией в Киеве ( август, 1911 год).

Emperor Nicholas II and his daughters - Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia in Kiev (August, 1911).

Императрица Александра Фёдоровна и её дочь Ольга Николаевна.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and her daughter Olga Nikolaevna.
Цесаревич Алексей Николаевич (12 августа 1904 - 17 июля 1918).
Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (August 12,1904 - July 17, 1918).