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Old 07-03-2019, 04:14 PM
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Looking forward to watching this miniseries about the Romanov family.

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Chernobyl, The Last Czars, I have a Russian wife......overload!
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I just read a wonderful book set in the Metropol Hotel and spanning the time from the revolution to the mid-fifties.

“A Gentleman in Moscow”
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I just read a wonderful book set in the Metropol Hotel and spanning the time from the revolution to the mid-fifties.

“A Gentleman in Moscow”
by Amor Towles
Not familiar with the book but Metropol is one of the iconic buildings in Moscow. Built in “art noveau” style at the turn of last century and frequented by many a celebrity and royalty.. I saw it a few years ago. Most impressive.

The first episode captured our attention and we will continue watching this miniseries.
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I stayed at the Metropol for a week - the building has great bones, one of the classic international hotels.
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We enjoyed this mini series. Not much new learned since I was already familiar with this period of the Russian Empire history (it was suppressed in Soviet Union and definitely not talked about in schools at the time) but I read much about it later in life. Definitely worth watching if the topic of the Romanov royal family is of interest. One can’t help but wonder what could have been if it wasn’t for the Bolsheviks, the revolution and communist regime that followed and occupied the country for over 75 years. Russian empire was just starting to fire on all cylinders and with the vast natural resources and in the Industrial Age, it could have all been very different.
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We enjoyed this mini series. Not much new learned since I was already familiar with this period of the Russian Empire history (it was suppressed in Soviet Union and definitely not talked about in schools at the time) but I read much about it later in life. Definitely worth watching if the topic of the Romanov royal family is of interest. One can’t help but wonder what could have been if it wasn’t for the Bolsheviks, the revolution and communist regime that followed and occupied the country for over 75 years. Russian empire was just starting to fire on all cylinders and with the vast natural resources and in the Industrial Age, it could have all been very different.


A very different world!
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By the way, little known fact, Rasputin's body was indeed mutilated by the angry folks for being a womanizer, following a sex cult and seducing married women and especially the royal family, Czarina herself. The legends were that his "ahem", you know what, was enormous... Sure enough, his 13 inch troublemaker is in a jar in a museum.



The Legendary Infamous Mystic. No woman was able to resist his mystical powers...




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Que Boney M "Rasputin" with Lyrics! https://youtu.be/aiSdTQ9DW9g



There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the cassock he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she'd heard the things he'd done
She believed…

Who would heal her son
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
For power became known to more and more people
The demands to do something about this outrageous
Man became louder and louder
This man's just got to go, declared his enemies
But the ladies begged, don't you try to do it, please
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they're not to blame
Come to visit us they kept demanding
And he really came
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
He drank it all and said, I feel fine
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
And so they shot him 'til he was dead
Oh, those Russians

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