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♔Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna of Russia is a haunting fairytale princess, an independent-minded woman who's expected fairytale ending went horribly awry. Born 3 November 1895 as a beautiful daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra, the last emperor and empress of Russia, Olga declared her individuality and both shocked and awed people with her poetic nature, intelligence, sharp-tongue, moodiness, passion, and compassionate heart. She loved reading (especially history and poetry), writing, art and helping people. During the world war, the patriotic Olga served as an auxiliary nurse and founded charities for war widows and war orphans.Her dreams of happiness: "Get married, always live in the countryside, winter and summer, see only good people, no one official."♔
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historyofromanovs:

themauveroom:

historyofromanovs:

olga-nikolayevna:

romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

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Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

Sounds to me like someone is just upset because she wants to charge people for the privilege of seeing these pictures/videos. They are available literally all over the internet, including on youtube and frozentears.com. No one is claiming ownership of said images or making any money off of them. They are purely for entertainment or educational purposes. I have said before that I don’t set much store my Helen Rappaport’s work and I don’t think she is a very nice person. She is obviously in it for the money, not for education. Many museums, universities, libraries, and archives are actually happy to have their content shown on the internet. It is free publicity for institutions that in a lot of cases are struggling to get the funding they need to keep going. Even larger museums, like Mystic Seaport, where I used to work, struggle with funding. As you all know, places like Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library allow their Romanov albums to be viewed online for free. As far as I know, they have never complained about tumblr, facebook, or pinterest users posting “their” images, even though they are part of a private collection. Frankly, this whole issue is just stupid. 

THIS.

HRs friends are attacking themauveroom now, who btw is like 25, with a creer and a fiance? cllaing her a teenager

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themauveroom:

historyofromanovs:

olga-nikolayevna:

romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

Sounds to me like someone is just upset because she wants to charge people for the privilege of seeing these pictures/videos. They are available literally all over the internet, including on youtube and frozentears.com. No one is claiming ownership of said images or making any money off of them. They are purely for entertainment or educational purposes. I have said before that I don’t set much store my Helen Rappaport’s work and I don’t think she is a very nice person. She is obviously in it for the money, not for education. Many museums, universities, libraries, and archives are actually happy to have their content shown on the internet. It is free publicity for institutions that in a lot of cases are struggling to get the funding they need to keep going. Even larger museums, like Mystic Seaport, where I used to work, struggle with funding. As you all know, places like Beineke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library allow their Romanov albums to be viewed online for free. As far as I know, they have never complained about tumblr, facebook, or pinterest users posting “their” images, even though they are part of a private collection. Frankly, this whole issue is just stupid. 

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Really, cant believe HR even has attacked historyofromanovs, who made that BEAUTIFUL promotion of her book. Beckie is the nicest person on her, so knowledgeable, talented, nice, and helpful. She realy deserved the status of it blog that she has <3 love ya beck! just silly

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historyofromanovs:

olga-nikolayevna:

romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Are you kidding me, right? Those gifs and photos are public domain, due to their age. She should be happy that we even credit/mention/promote her book and documentary. That’s a “thank you” in my opinion. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I have no clue about the copyright laws. I’ve had people stealing my colorized Romanov photos and crop off the watermarks, so I know how it FEELS.

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tiny-librarian whispered: Wow that's just...wow she got owned thugh look: "True, Helen, but the footage itself is out of copyright. BBC had to pay to use the footage because another company owns the footage. Getty owns historical photos, and they charge people to use them in books, etc. But the fees are because they own the image, not the copyright. I could have the same image in my postcard collection"

cannot believe that promoted her book man!

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damnit-baby-damnit whispered: If you credit the source, why would ANYONE have an issue with GIFs?

EXACLTY. You know, I did. PLUS as I said. BBC 1200% DOESNT CARE. The footage is out of copyrightPLUS all the copright footage is all gifs on tumblr of Sherlock, Supernaturla etc. BBC gives no fucks about that or else THOUSANDS of blogs will be gone now. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THE BLOGS ON HERE MAN

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coo1cats:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

^^^^
Lmao gtfo Helen. You didn’t record the actual footage or take the actual pictures.

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romanovqueen:

olga-nikolayevna:

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

Soooooo now we can’t gif the horrible doc with amazing quality??? Cause i wanna gif it, in my defense if you put something on the internet it will no longer be private. This is after all a documentary, it was meant to be public. BBC put it on their website and WITH a download option after all.

precisely. theyre not gonna take the gifs down off our blogs btw they allow you to do it obviously or the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Sherlock blogs will be taken down. 

Posted on 5 hours ago with 71 notesReblog

emperorirene:

olga-nikolayevna:

Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

Wait, I don’t understand. Are those the regular gifs of OTMA etc? Did Helen Rapapap film them herself? Was that her work? I can’t tell very well from the icon, but she doesn’t look quite that old, I think…

^

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Same. BTW, BBC and Fox do not care if you gif footage. If they did, they’d have to take down ALL THE SHERLOCK GIFS DOCTOR WHO ETC.

Sorry that I promoted your docu and book.

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Helen Rappaport, whose book I have shamelessly promoted, is attacking us for posting *GIFS* of the doc. Even FOX, etc. doesnt care if you GIF footage.

im sick of her bullying people, as historyofromanovs and others here have have reported.  

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Part 3 of the rare high quality footage of the last Romanovs from the BBC2 documenary Russia’s Lost Princesses

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Alexei shoving a lady-in-waiting, with his sisters. 

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Part 1 of the rare high quality footage of the last Romanovs from the BBC2 documenary Russia’s Lost Princesses. (biggest thanks to the lovely everythingroyalty for the link<3)

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