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  • #61
    Originally posted by moosefoot View Post
    Yeah, no, that's way over the top I think. Hell, looking at that list even I know about half of them. Famous folk.

    My bad... I'd say pop it down a notch, to the Cross of Saint George.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_St._George

    And there you got over a million recipients of the 4th class order. Bit harder to track down.
    Thank you! I'll check out the Cross of St. George

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    • #62

      A daughter finds a treasure trove of 30,000 haunting photographs of life in Leningrad from the 1960s to the 1990s

      https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/...g-photographs/

      What was life like in Leningrad during the Cold War? Last year, a daughter unpacked the attic of her family home and found a treasure trove of never-seen images of late 20th century Russia.

      Masha Ivashintsova was a prodigious, powerful, and passionate street photographer, but with a catch: She never revealed her work.

      http://mashaivashintsova.com/%20and%..._ivashintsova/

      https://www.instagram.com/masha_ivashintsova/

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post

        Thank you! I'll check out the Cross of St. George

        more on the cross of st george given to Alexander the 1st, Russian emperor, https://picturehistory.livejournal.com/2204164.html

        check out this lj page altogether - has tons of historical photos

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        • #64
          Originally posted by fisher View Post


          more on the cross of st george given to Alexander the 1st, Russian emperor, https://picturehistory.livejournal.com/2204164.html

          check out this lj page altogether - has tons of historical photos
          This makes me curious about how the Russian czars were related to European royalty.

          Are Russian Czars and British Kings Related?

          https://www.quora.com/Are-Russian-cz...-kings-related

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          • #65
            I do not care much about royalty, especially after the English Crown had disintegrated into God knows what..
            But of course, Russian rulers were related to many royal houses of Europe, and then some..
            Swedish princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter, the wife of Yaroslav 1st, the wise
            Swedish Cristina Ingesdotter, wife of Izyaslav 2nd
            Anastasia of Bysantium, wife of Vsevolod 1st
            English Gytha of Wessex, wife of Vladimir 2nd
            Sophia of Lithuania, wife of Vasily 1st
            Sophia Paleologue, Bysantium, wife of Ivan 3rd
            Polish Catherine 1st, wife of Peter the Great
            of course Catherine 2nd, the Great, of/from Prussia/Germany
            German Sophie Dorothea of Wurttemberg, wife of Paul 1st
            Prussian/German Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, wife of Nicolas 2nd
            also many indirect relations, also many proposed unions, that never came to be - like Ivan the Terrible and Elisabeth 1st of England.....
            and then some outside Europe)
            I might've missed some less important ones, and keep in mind that many of the children of those above got married into other royalties as well
            Last edited by fisher; 22-05-2018, 01:43 PM.

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            • #66
              Great book about how linked families were and how some saw that as a way to avoid WWI is called :"the three emperors" by Miranda Carter

              I had no idea for example that Wilhelm II was the grandson of queen Victoria..

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              • #67
                Ship of the line "Poltava" roll out (and preparation for the masts, hence the traditional coin-laying) yesterday, after some 10 years of construction:


                She's a recreation of her 54-gun namesake of 1712:
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia..._Poltava_(1712)

                Gotta love these things from the age of sail. I've seen the HMS Victory in real life, as well as Ostindiefararen Götheborg and the barque Kruzenshtern, and it's always amazing.
                Last edited by moosefoot; 25-05-2018, 01:34 AM.

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                • #68
                  One more interesting exhibit from prewar Baltic (Latvian) Armed Forces - Vickers Armstrong light tank with 40 mm cannon at Kubinka tank Museum. Identically as in case with 2 cm Lithuanian Flak Russians keep silent about true origin of this exhibit.

                  I can imagine that Latvians would dream to return/ exchange it.

                  Vickers- Armstrong light tank with 40 mm cannon.

                  Here are photos of same tank in service of prewar Latvian army.

                  Photo 1.

                  Photo 2.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by AurimasLT View Post
                    Russians keep silent about true origin of this exhibit.
                    Literally the first sentence on the information sign at Kubinka:
                    "Разработан в 1936 г. фирмой Vickers-Armstrong для стран Прибалтики."

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by moosefoot View Post

                      Literally the first sentence on the information sign at Kubinka:
                      "Разработан в 1936 г. фирмой Vickers-Armstrong для стран Прибалтики."

                      Didn't saw this at Kubinka museum internet site. Do you have photo? Thanks in advance.

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                      • #71


                        OT: The aforementioned "Poltava" replica has gotten the first half of the masts in place:
                        https://pp.userapi.com/c824601/v8246...CbwjQ6dn2E.jpg

                        Will definitely be cool once it's fully rigged.

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                        • #72
                          What is the source for these high res photos? Thanks in advance.

                          IMHO it would be more fair/factual to write "taken as trophy from Latvian Armed Forces" instead of "designed for Baltic states, was in service of British army".

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