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Czar Nicholas IInd, Last Romanoff Emperor of All the Russias abdicated a century ago.

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 05:40 PM
The Peace of God to all that belong to the light,
Dear Readers,

This March 15th it was a a centenary of a historic event that marked as perhaps none other one the XX century. This event was going to change absolutely the course of History, determining the outcome of two world wars, as well as one of the most tense periods in the international arena ever, the cold war of the XX century.

Tzar Nicholas II, the last Monarch of a dynasty that ruled over all the Russias for more than 300 years was forced to abdicate the Throne in favor of a democratic Republic leaded by his last Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky.

It is an event that seems remote and distant but it affected the lives of millions of human beings around the world.

It is estimated that about in between 3 to 4 million people died in terrible genocides during the Russian civil war that was triggered in the communist coup d'etat leaded by Vladimir Lenin backed by Germany by November of 1917 and lasted to May of 1922, when the bolsheviks gained control over the entire Russian Empire.

About two million more of people became refugees around the world and also became people without nationality, after Vladmir Lenin signed a controversial law that removed the Soviet citizenship to all these exiles around the world.

The Russian exile was a tragedy for the peoples that lived it, but in the long run represented a transfer in arts, sciences and technology that enriched a lot of countries that welcomed these immigrants.

The world would not have had the opportunity to know stelar figures in different fields like Igor Stravinsky, Marc Chagal, Wassily Kandinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Anna Pavlova, Helena Rubinstein, Arthur Rubinstein, Konstantin Stanislavski, Yul Brynner, Peter Ustinov, Mikhail Fokin, George Balanchine, Golda Meir, Ayn Rand and many more if this sad event never had occurred.

It is interesting to reflect in this anniversary in the positive outcome that comes from this tragic historic event, the outstanding contribution triggered by this forced exodus of intellectuals of the Old Russian Culture to the progress of the western civilization, in spite of the negative propaganda that the USSR did of all of them at some point, trying to depict all that generation of defectors as criminals :

Wassily Kandinsky & Mark Shagalov (Chagall), 2 icons of the modern Art.
The philosopher Ivan Ilyin, exiled in Berlin & Switzerland
The composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff, the last great representative of Russian late Romanticism in classical music.
The Engineers Vladimir Olhovsky & Pavel Trofimoff, the discoverers of the oil resources of Mexico.
Mark Aldanov (Mark Alexandrovich Landau), Novelist and mathematician
The World Chess champion Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine
The Movie director André Andrejew
The philosopher Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev
The Hollywood Star Yul Brynner(Yuliy Borisovich Brynner ) very famous for his roles of Ramses in the Ten Commandments and the King of Siam.
The Theologian, Philosopher and Economist Sergei Nikolaevich Bulgakov
The Bioquimistrian Dmitri Sokoloff, professor of the Instituto Polititecnico Nacional in Mexico city and also of the University of Chicago.
Ivan A. Bunin that was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Theologian and pioneer of ecumenism Georges V. Florovsky
George Ignatieff that became a Canadian diplomat and was the recipient of the 1984 Pearson Medal of Peace for his work in international service.
The Nobel Prize in Economics Wassily W. Leontief.
Elizaveta Yurievna Pilenko, nun and poetess, better known as Mother Maria.
The historian Dmitri V.Nabokov
The Chess master, entomologist, and novelist Vladimir V.Nabokov.
Prince Alexander S. "Obo" Obolensky that was a famous international rugby football player.
Colonel Oleg I. Pantyukhov, the founder of the russian scouting.
Olga Preobrajenska the best loved ballerina of the Russian Imperial Ballet.
Alexander N. Prokofiev de Seversky, a Russian-American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influential advocate of strategic air power.
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of numerous books on Russian History.
Mikhail I. Rostovtzeff,was one of the 20th century's foremost authorities on ancient Greek, Iranian, and Roman history.
Alexander Schmemann a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, teacher, and writer.
St John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai & San Francisco, was a noted Eastern Orthodox ascetic and hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The philosopher Lev I. Shestov
Igor I. Sikorsky, a Russian-American pioneer of aviation who designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft.
Pitirim A. Sorokin,Russian-American sociologist, founder of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.
Victor Starffin, the first professional pitcher in Japan to win three hundred games
Otto L. Struve, became an American astronomer.
Ariadna Vladimirovna Tyrkova-Williams, a liberal politician, journalist, writer and feminist.
Marie Illarionovna Vassiltchikov,a Russian princess who was involved in the July 20 Plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
Vladimir I. Yourkevitch, a naval engineer, developer of the modern design of ship hulls, designer of the famous ocean liner SS Normandie.
Vladimir Kozmich Zworykin, a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology.
Igor Markevitch ,a Ukrainian composer and conductor

Many of the Russians exiles that came to the west during the different stages of the long sequence of crisis the Imperial Russia experienced in the beginning of the XX century were prominent people in the countries in which they arrived. For instance Calouste Goulbenkian was one of the associate founders of Royal Dutch Company, British Petroleum Company and Shell Petroleum Company, he was the most important petroleum entrepreuner of his generation, known in the History as the 5% man, or David Sarnoff who shaped with his business genius the TV industry in the United States and his so tallented engineer inventor Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin.

When Nicholas II abdicated all his rights and the ones of his son Czarevich Alexei to the Russian Imperial Throne it looks as practically the end of a civilization that lasted a millenium and that was proudly multicultural, but also Christian as possibly no other one in the world, but not completely since their cultural legacy still survive around us vibrantly in many areas.

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Thanks for your attention, the thread is opened for the discussion of all the people interested in to meditate in the so vast consequences that the end of the Imperial Russia represented for Humanity.

The Angel of Lightness

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 06:49 PM
Thank you - the Russians have been long neglected in spite of their many contributions.

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 06:54 PM
Red October celebrations now being planned on college campuses throughout America.

Along with a day of mourning for the failed experiment.

Wait, they'll never admit to failure. They'll just rewrite history.

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 07:00 PM
a reply to: Lazarus Short

Yes, unfortunately stereotypes created by the political propaganda machinery used during the cold war made in many circumstances devastating damage to innocent people that were really trying to rebuild their lives in the most positive way they could around the world.

Now, in spite of all that negative influence spread primarily by the media in many countries it was clear that there were from the cultural point of view two different Russias, the one enclosed under the Iron curtain and the one that remained free contributing a lot for the prosperity of many nations. The same could be said of Ukrainia, Poland, Lithuanis, Latvis, Estonia, Moldavia, Georgia, Armenia, countries that were all linked under the Romanoff rule.

Of course there were figures that decided to hide their Russian ancestry and even change their names, like the movie star Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) or The Primer Minister of Israel Golda Meir (Golda Mabovitch), but in one or other way they brought to the world some of the ethical values and principles their ancestors were educated in during centuries in the Imperial Russia.


The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 07:06 PM
a reply to: NthOther

Well, there will be always people that become fascinating for things they really don't understand, and that they believe represent a culture, although it is clear that communism never had any Historic roots in Russian civilization, it was something brought from Germany and that came out of the mind of the Philosopher Karl Marx who died in London, England, never even dreaming that Russia was going to be the first experiment to put his controversial thesis in practice.

The arrival of Marxism to Russia was not the product of a genuine popular revolution of masses, that is mere propaganda invention, the only truly massive revolution Russia had in 1917 happened in February when the people in the streets asked for democracy not for a dictatorship.

There will be always people mesmerized by Utopias that promise the paradise on earth although in practice they only can carry the worst hell ever conceived.

Russia and the countries historically linked to it were not in the decadence that communists for decades claimed existed a century ago, to the contrary the cultural legacy that in this thread we are discussing shows that they represented a Civilization that was dynamic, diverse and rich in expressions of science, art and technology.


The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 07:09 PM
a reply to: The angel of light
I would like to add to your list of exiles the novelist Vladimir Nabokov (and also several of his characters, including the wonderful Timofey Pnin).

posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 10:26 AM
a reply to: The angel of light

Fascinating stuff really. The abdication and the events that led up to it were truly a series of seminal events in history. Its sad to know that the abdication, the failure of the monarchy was largely a self inflicted mortal wound.

One thing that came to mind was that even without the war, the Russian Imperial house of Romanov would doubtless have fallen anyway. But it occured to me that something lost on most people was the sheer lunacy of the Kaiser Wilhelm. IMHO, the man was near entirely insane.

By the same token, one can hardly overlook the bizaare and feckless attitude of the British royal family in their failure to rescue and grant asylum to their cousin, the Tsar, and his family. The British did temporarily grant the family asylum, but then withdrew it for fear of socialist reaction in the UK. I would suggest they could have easily helped the family relocate to Canada, Australia or New Zealand, and the fact they didn't is their evidence of their criminal lack of care and that neglect led to the brutal and savage execution of the Tzar and his family.

As a result of this series of events the XX century became mired in a series of revolutions and wars in which tens of millions of people were needlessly killed. The British and French empires collapsed and a hopelessly flawed New World Order was established. It also marked the beginning of the end of Christendom such that today, we live in what some regard as the beginning of the post-Christian era which I believe is the beginning of a new dark age which will play itsef out with the slaughter of more tens of millions of people.

Against that backdrop, it strikes me ironic that this year is also the 100 year anniversary of the aparition of Mary at Fatima. Its interesting to think about that at a time we are witnessing the slow motion collapse of Western Civilization, and its anchor in the values of Christendom.

posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 06:55 AM
a reply to: TonyS

I agree in that the British behaved in the most disloyal way somebody could imagine, they could prevent the tragedy of the Royal family in mid 1918, and with that the prolongation of a tyranny that was going to represent a nightmare for humanity.

It seems however one important factor to consider to explain that attitude was all the vast fortune Nicholas IInd had saved in the Bank of England, the same that magically disappeared at the end of the war. We are talking of a fortune about thousands of millions of pounds deposited in bullions of solid gold that the Czar sent to London during the attempt of Revolution of 1905.

Now, I respectfully disagree about how unavoidable was the final outcome of the arrival of Communism to Russia. It was just enough to have Kaiser William II removed from power on time to have changed the course of this chapter of History.

Marxists used their alliance with Germany in a so smart way, they didn't lose time to commit treason in the lowest possible way to create a path for their ascense to power through a coup d'etat.


The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 09:27 AM
a reply to: The angel of light

The King of england Nicholas own cousin prevented them from being brought here for safety, he actually feared Nicholas own potential claim to the throne of England as they were both Queen Victoria's descendant's, also there was the whole matter of the Russian royal family's fortune (more properly the Russian's money but that is another matter) which in today's term's would be in the hundreds of billions or even trillion's of pound's (originally 200 million in GOLD rubles - most estimates ignore the fact it was in GOLD and then just base it on Rubles so are far lower and less realistic - in the bank of England alone but also they deposited vast amounts into Barclay's - now HSBC and other European country's as well, factor in inflation and the value of that gold then it would today be immense and not a paltry sum, enough to buy a nation in itself in fact), perhaps one of the reason's Putin was considering re-instating the Russian royal family because then legally if they are blood relative's the bank of England would have to pay up even though it would bankrupt it? (Technically it was personal wealth of the Tsar).

That though is the bank of England which is more to do with the Rothschild's eh?.

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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 12:54 PM
a reply to: LABTECH767

Hi Dear LABTECH767,

The topic of the vast fortune that it was owned by the Tsar of Russia in the moment he was shot by the evil Bolshevik commissionaires that isolated him and his family in the Ipatiev house at Ekaterimburg, Ural district in western Siberia, is
extremely interesting.

There are is information about millions of pounds that were deposited in the Bank of England since the World war began, and also in Swiss banks, and there is no doubt that the large list of pretenders that for years tried to convince the public opinion that they were survival members of the family were looking for that money, there were many Anastasias and Alexeis.

Of course also the Soviet Union and currently the Federation of Russia have had claims over that fortune.

Just in money of 1917 it was estimated in about 30000 millions of fluid sterling pounds. Of course that amount has necessarily increased due to different devaluations of the actual acquisition power of currency occurred in a century.

Here some reports of how large was that fortune:


The Angel of Lightness

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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 01:02 PM
a reply to: The angel of light

Sorry I posted that it is correct but I was very tired and never fully read all of your post, I did read it after and face palmed because you had already posted all the relevant information.

Good information, also the royal family's of the Hapsburg line's and other relatives of the Tsar probably placed there own unfair claim's on this money behind the scene's with it being kept secret so likely it was all pilfered by them long ago.

posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:02 AM
Sorry I posted that it is right however I was exceptionally drained and never completely read the majority of your post, I read it after and confront palmed in light of the fact that you had officially posted all the applicable data.

posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 07:55 PM
a reply to: LABTECH767

Dear Labtech,

As far as I know the Bank of England, as well as the Suisse banks have raised a wall of secrecy around the fortune of Nicholas II deposited in their vaults.

I believe to have read that even the extended family members, the Romanoff that are still alive in Spain, France, Italy and USA were never allowed to have full access to that information.

The reason was that for near to 75 years there were not official and credible documents certifying the death of all the direct descendants.

The other issue were the claims of the pretenders, all the list of Anastasias, Alexeis and even Marias that appeared in Germany, France, Romania, and even Australia.

Also even after the exhumation of the bodies buried under the rail road in the suburbs of Ekaterinburg, there were still two missing, the boy and one of the girls.

Explosive new book claims a Russian Princess really Did escape to the West!

The Russian Orthodox Church has been specially reluctant to accept the death of those two children, since only fragments of their supposed bodies has been found in another spot of the Taiga about hundreds of meters from the other already identified corpses.

Russian Orthodox Church blocks funeral of last Romanoff remains


The Angel of Lightness
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