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24 August 2007 @ 09:44 pm
Missing Romanovs  

Tzar Nicholas and the Family

Tzar Nicholas and Tzarevich Alexei

Alexei during his last bout of illness before his assassination, imprisoned at the Ipatiev House

Bones found by Russian builder finally solve riddle of the missing Romanovs

What I find truly noble about this is the builder's reaction. His first thought: "This is momentous" for Russian history, the monarchy, the people, the entire country and the world. His second, a pure expression of a deeply personal feeling, a happiness that at last the family will be together in death. It speaks volumes, I feel for the country and the scar these murders and that revolution left. I really hope the DNA tests come through for the sake of the Romanovs and Russia.

~Don Lockwood.
Current Location: Attic
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Crazy Meg of Bedlam: Coping Mechanismsmu on August 25th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
I just heard about this, it's really exciting. Though really, are there no mysteries in the world anymore? They found Nefertiti, now the two missing Romanov children... what's next, Jack the Ripper?
Student Royalistsroyalism on August 25th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
There are too many mysteries in the world... And I'd rather give up a few than keep them at the expense of a brutally dispatched royal family's tarnished memory. I am not one to think much of spirituality and superstition, but I'd rather the family was together at rest and put an end to this New Found Tzarevich Alexei or Impostor Anastasia nonsense.

Crazy Meg of Bedlamsmu on August 25th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more with you. I'm glad they were found, since it dispells a lot of very stupid conspiracy theories and the like, and that the family can rest together. I'm just amazed at all the discoveries happening recently.
Student Royalistsroyalism on August 25th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
The mystery about Alexei and the mythology concerning Anastasia shouldn't be underestimated as a testiment to how powerful and inspirational a symbolic class can be to our imaginations. Although naturally the dehumanization, intellectual graverobbing, and disrespect can be hurtful, I have faith there's a way to toss out the bathwater while still keeping the baby.

Cosmo Brown, esq.
Student Royalistsroyalism on August 25th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I see your point, and we've argued this before. But I stand by my opinion that an impostor is a power-, attention-, and wealth-hungry sham insulting to the memory of this unfortunate family, and I don't see people's desire to accept them as "the real thing" as the desire for an inspirational symbol of what used to be. I'm not saying there aren't people in the world who would like to believe Anastasia survived for her sake, but for the most part it seems that those who believe this sort of thing are just hungry for another scandal.

~Don Lockwood
tzarohell on August 25th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
They found Nefertiti? I thought that was still in high doubt. Do you mean Hatshepsut?
Crazy Meg of Bedlamsmu on August 25th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Er. Yes.

It's been a long day, sorry. ::sighs::