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hrhawesome:

Empress Alexandra of Russia (1872-1918.)

hrhawesome:

Empress Alexandra of Russia (1872-1918.)

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Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia, 1911.

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia, 1911.

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Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.

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Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Olga and Anastasia of Russia.

Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Olga and Anastasia of Russia.

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Rare photos of OTMA at the hospital, posted by Antonina on the Alexander Palace Time Machine forum.

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fuldagap:

Russian soldiers in Red Square dressed in Red Army uniforms to commemorate the Revolution Day military parade of 1941 in which troops marched directly to front lines. 

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lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

lucianawestenra:

HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.

There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).

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Best think I’ve heard today
“I don’t think the option is to just sit and get insecure about shit we can change. That, to me, it’s the dumbest thing anyone can possibly do and a complete waste of life.”
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theprincesshelena:

Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna at the piano.

theprincesshelena:

Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna at the piano.

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theprincesshelena:

Irene and Ernst of Hesse-Darmstadt

theprincesshelena:

Irene and Ernst of Hesse-Darmstadt

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ele-bee:

I felt like doing a photo set of Vishneva in Giselle, so here it is. Albrecht is played by Konstantin Zverev. Photos by Sasha Gouliaev.

Feels.

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teatimeatwinterpalace:

Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich with an unknown lady at a picnic.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich with an unknown lady at a picnic.

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Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his daughter, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his daughter, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna.

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hrhawesome:

Dowager Empress Maria of Russia with her daughter Grand Duchess Xenia and grand daughter Princess Irina; C. 1910.

hrhawesome:

Dowager Empress Maria of Russia with her daughter Grand Duchess Xenia and grand daughter Princess Irina; C. 1910.

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