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The last yacht of the emperor (part 2)

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It should be noted that the yacht “Standart” was distinguished by a very high level of comfort, but at the same time, it was not at all comfort at the expense of it, it also had high seaworthiness and was rightly considered the best yacht of this class in the world from such vessels. In the book of the American writer Robert Mass, “Nikolai and Alexandra”, it is written about her like this: “Wherever the Standard is moored in the Baltic or at the Crimean rocks, he was a model of maritime elegance. The size of a small cruiser equipped with a coal-fired steam engine, it was nevertheless designed as a sailing vessel. His huge bowsprit, decorated with a gold monogram on a black background, looking forward, just like an arrow shot from a bow, continued the clipper's nose. Three slim, varnished masts and two white chimneys towered above the deck. White canvas awnings, wicker tables and chairs shading from the sun, were stretched over the battered decks. Under the upper deck there were living rooms, salons, saloon-mats, sheathed in mahogany, with parquet flooring, crystal chandeliers, candelabra, velvet curtains. The premises intended for the royal family, were chintz draped. In addition to the ship’s church and spacious cabins for the imperial suite, there were rooms for officers, mechanics, boiler drivers, deck crews, bartenders, lackeys, maids and a whole platoon of sailors of the guards crew. In addition, on the lower decks there was enough space to accommodate the brass band and balalaika players. ”


The last yacht of the emperor (part 2)

Imperial yacht "Standart". On the roads of Yalta, 1898 year.

In the presence of the august women on the Standard, the yacht was always accompanied by an escort from the 2-3 destroyers. Some of them could stand near the yacht, while others leisurely cruised on the horizon.


Imperial Salon.


Cabinet of Nicholas II.

In the afternoon, the yacht slowly sailed between the rocky islands, generously scattered by nature off the coast of Finland, periodically delving into the picturesque coastal bays, bordered along the coast with trunks of tall ship pines. By evening, anchored in some secluded deserted bay, and in the morning the passengers of the Standard were already admiring its quiet, transparent water, the bottom with yellow sand and boulders of red granite, covered with thick bushes.


Salon of the Empress.


Dining room members of the imperial family.

The Empress, who suffered from private ailments, rarely went ashore, and spent most of her time on deck. Since 1907, Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova became her maid of honor, and now, together with Alexandra Fyodorovna, she spent a lot of time on the yacht “Standart” and left interesting memories about it. When it was warm, the empress and the maid of honor were basking in the sun on the deckchairs, playing music, writing letters, and admiring the seascapes. In the evenings, when Nicholas II played with his adjutants at billiards or smoked cigarettes he stuffed with his own hands on the deck, Alexandra Feodorovna and Vyrubova did what they read aloud to each other or sewed by the light of an electric lamp.


Bedroom of the heir-crown prince.


Lunch of the lower ranks.

In good weather, Nicholas II used to take long walks with his daughters in the Finnish forests that grew along the shores of the coves. At the same time, he often released the guards accompanying them and walked with them alone. The girls were engaged in collecting bouquets of flowers, wild berries, mushrooms, growing moss on the rocks and sparkling small pieces of quartz sparkling with magical sparks. On the yacht, travelers full of impressions returned to noon tea, which they served on the upper deck under the marches performed by the brass band, or to the masterly play of a group of balalaika members of the yacht staff.


Princess Olga and Tatiana aboard the Shtandart.

In the evenings, the imperial yacht turned into a real cradle. Her slight swaying in the water lulled everyone. So, when the stewards began to set the table in the living room for dinner, there was very often no one to eat it: the whole imperial family was already fast asleep.


Tatiana in a sailor suit.

While aboard the Standard, Nicholas II continued to be involved in public affairs, so that ministers and secret police officers came to him on torpedo boats and boats. The emperor arranged the schedule of his annual June two-week vacation on board the yacht in such a way that it would work two days a week and rest for five days. At this time of rest, neither the ministers nor the high ranks of the secret police were allowed to board the yacht. But important reports, as well as various documents and the press on the "Standart" from St. Petersburg were delivered daily by express boat.


The imperial family on board the yacht "Standart".

In her memoirs, Vyrubova told in detail about what was happening on the yacht "Standart" in her presence. For example, that while the emperor's daughters were still small, each of them was answered by a special sailor-nurse (as they were called on the “Standard” - uncle), who were engaged in ensuring that the child entrusted to his care did not fall would be overboard.


Sablin N.P. - Author of memoirs about the service on the "Standart" in the company of the grand dukes and officers of the yacht.

Then the grand princesses grew up and received parental permission to swim in the sea on their own, but the “guys” were not canceled. Just so as not to embarrass them during water procedures, they were on the shore nearby and, standing on some hill, watched them with binoculars.


Imperial yacht "Standart" in Revel Bay. King Edward VII and Emperor Nicholas II.

It is clear that the older the princesses became, the more this guardianship made them and they, like all children, tried to show that they were “not small”. It happened that the princesses were teasing their uncles, and even arranged various tricks for them. However, Nicholas II never interfered in this relationship between his daughters with the yacht sailors-nannies. But every year for their uncles for their hard and very delicate work from the emperor as a gift were given a nominal gold watch, that is, it was rated very highly.


King Edward VII and Emperor Nicholas II aboard the Standard in 1908.

It happens, Vyrubova recalled, that the "Standard" anchored in the waters of the possessions of both Russian and Finnish nobility. And their owners could often meet in the morning on the threshold of their home the Russian emperor, who politely asked their permission to play with them on the tennis court. By the way, Nicholas II was an excellent tennis player, which she noted not alone.

The life of the imperial family on a yacht was easy and carefree. It was her own world, a world away from troubles and sorrows, a world in an “ivory tower”.


Alexandra Feodorovna with Tsarevich Alexei.


Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna and the British Princess Victoria aboard the yacht "Standart" in Revel.

Head of the Office of the Ministry of the Imperial Court A.A. Mosolov, in her notes “At the Court of the Last Russian Emperor,” published in 1993, wrote: “The Empress herself became sociable and cheerful as soon as she stepped onto the Shtandard’s deck. The Empress participated in children's games and talked to officers for a long time. These officers, obviously, occupied a very privileged position. Some of them were invited every day to the highest table. For his part, the sovereign and his family often accepted an invitation to tea in the mess-room ... The junior officers of the Standart little by little joined in the games of the great princesses. When they grew up, the games turned imperceptibly into a whole series of flirtations - of course, completely harmless. I use the word “flirting” in the wrong vulgar sense, which is now given to him; - Officers of the "Standard" was best compared with the pages or knights of the Middle Ages. Many times this youth rushed past me, and I never heard a single word that could cause a censure. In any case, these officers were wonderfully schooled ... "


Tsarevich Alexey and his uncle Andrey Derevenko.

And Vyrubova remembers how “... passing by the door of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, I saw the empress-mother sitting on his bed: she carefully cleaned his apple, and they chatted merrily.”


The Emperor and his wife on board the yacht "Standart".

In any case, the emperor, being on his yacht, tried as much as possible to be with his children. Moreover, the large size of the yacht turned it into an excellent playground. Young princesses, for example, rode on its deck on roller skates!


Princess Anastasia plays with kittens ...


Princess Maria and Tatiana play with kittens, 1908

But one cannot say that “Standart” was only a kind of floating home for the royal family. The yacht was very often used to participate in various diplomatic and representative events. At that time in Europe there was no such emperor, king or president, who at least once would not be on this vessel, did not step on his sparkling purity deck and did not admire her decor, brave crew and interior.


Maria, Olga, Anastasia and Tatiana ... They don’t know yet what fate awaits them in the future ...


"We arrived on business." The Minister of the Imperial Court, Baron VB Fredericks and Chairman of the Council of Ministers P.A. Stolypin on the deck of the yacht "Standart". Finland, 1910

In 1909, Nicholas II on board the "Standard" made his last visit to England, during which King Edward VII in honor of his crowned guest staged a royal military parade fleet. Both sovereigns were aboard the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, which sailed between the three lines of armadillos and dreadnoughts. At the same time, flags were lowered in front of the yacht on English warships, ships saluted with gunshots, and orchestras on decks played hymns "God Save the Tsar!" And "God Save the King!" King Edward VII and Emperor Nicholas in the form of an English admiral stood nearby on the deck and saluted, and thousands of British sailors shouted a loud “cheers” to them.


Nicholas II conducts a review of the Black Sea Fleet battleships-dodrednaught.

As for Nicholas II and Kaiser Wilhelm, the last time they had a chance to meet in June 1912, and again on board the yacht "Standart". Then the Shtandart and the emperor Wilhelm’s yacht, Hohenzollern, anchored aboard in Revel (now Tallinn). 30 June 1912, Nikolai wrote in a letter to his mother: “Emperor Wilhelm stayed for three days, and everything went quite well. He was extremely cheerful and friendly ... he gave good gifts to the children and Alexey gave a lot of board games ... He invited all the Stand officers to the yacht for a snack with champagne on his last morning. This reception lasted for an hour and a half, after which he told me that our officers had drunk 60 bottles of his champagne. ”


Photo of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia with sailors, 1908.

Interestingly, his white-and-gold yacht “Hohenzollern” had a displacement of 4000 tons and was therefore much smaller than the “Standard”, and the Kaiser could not hide his envy by looking at this beautiful vessel. “He said,” wrote Nikolay II to his mother, “that he would be happy to receive her as a gift ...” But ... how much he did not hint to Nicholas, as it would be good, he did not heed his hints and “Standard” in the end remained so with him.


The engine compartment of the yacht "Standart".

One of the voyages in the skerries ended in an accident. Here is her description, made by Robert Massey in 1907, that is, immediately after the incident: “The yacht went out into the open sea through a narrow strait. The passengers sat on the deck. Suddenly, with a deafening crash, the yacht hit the underwater rock. The dishes overturned, the chairs fell, the musicians fell on the deck. The water rushed into the hold, "Standart" tilted and began to settle. Sirens sounded, the sailors began to launch the boats. At this point, there was no three-year-old crown prince, and both parents became frantic with grief. It turned out that the sailor-nurse Derevenko, when struck by the “Standard” on the rock, grabbed Alexei in his arms and transferred him to the bow of the yacht, believing quite correctly that it would be easier for him to save the heir from this part of the ship when the yacht was completely destroyed.

Nicholas II was always at the leerra, watching the descent of the boats. He often looked at his watch, counting by how many inches per minute the Standard was lowered into the water. He estimated that 20 minutes remained. However, thanks to its hermetic bulkheads, the yacht did not sink. And it was later renovated. ”


“The yacht“ Standart ”- Faberge's egg.

Olga recalled that while Standart was being repaired, the sailors from the yacht were often invited to the Mariinsky Theater to play the role of slaves and soldiers, for example, in the opera Aida. “It was funny to see these tall men standing awkwardly on stage, wearing helmets and sandals and showing their bare hairy legs. Despite the fierce signals of the director, they gawked at the royal box, and smiled broadly and cheerfully at us.


“The yacht“ Standart ”- Faberge's egg. Close-up.

In Soviet times, the Marty minelayer was made of the yacht “Standart”, but this is already completely different история...
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  1. Cat
    Cat April 27 2018 05: 32
    +9
    In Soviet times, the Marty mine layer was made from the Standard yacht, but this is a completely different story ...

    Being interested in the fleet, I figured out how much the article would have come out from the pen of Vyacheslav Olegovich about the Marty’s minzag? I don’t know how and for whom, but to me Marty is closer, clearer and dearer probably. Let “fabirzhe” without eggs, even “striped my dears,” but “the simple fate of the ship of the laborer Marty” is somehow closer to the heart than the beautiful fairy tale of the “Standard yacht”!
    Vyacheslav Olegovich for the article clearly "+".
    Although, visiting friends of St. Petersburg in the early 90s, we were still told to children that Marty had a black cat, Vaska, who lived through the blockade. Particularly in May, it struck me that he had caught a piece of bread in flight and that by the 44th he was the only cat in Leningrad who had not been devoured by himself.
    Sincerely, Vladislav Kotische!
    1. YELLOWSTONE
      YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 06: 13
      +5
      set aside Bolshevik tales lol
      https://anashina.com/koshki-blokadnogo-leningrada
      /
      The besieged city was flooded with rats. They ate corpses of people in the streets, made their way to apartments. Soon they turned into a real disaster. In addition, rats are carriers of diseases. There were so many of them that special brigades to destroy rodents were even created. They were crushed by tanks, shot at them - to no avail.
      And then in April 1943 a resolution was issued signed by the Chairman of the Leningrad City Council on the need to "write out from the Yaroslavl region and deliver smoky cats to Leningrad." Smoky cats were considered the best rat-catchers. Four cat wagons arrived in Leningrad, for which a huge queue immediately lined up. In January 1944, a kitten in Leningrad cost 500 rubles (for comparison, a kilogram of bread on hand could be bought for 50 rubles). But, most importantly, the city was saved, the rats retreated.
      1. Cat
        Cat April 27 2018 07: 12
        +10
        And then the Bolshevik tales?
        The story of cats "in the wagon" and the "winter palace" is widely known!
        Or the desire to "pile on a bunch" to give yourself significance, dominates the real possibilities. So sir purgen to help you! hi
        By the way, two years ago there was a gorgeous article about cats of the besieged Leningrad and in the pages of VO!
        1. YELLOWSTONE
          YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 07: 51
          +2
          despite the fact that it was in early 1943 and you wrote something about 1944
          take it easy, valerian breadcrumbs lol
          1. Cat
            Cat April 27 2018 13: 48
            +6
            Quote: YELLOWSTONE
            despite the fact that it was in early 1943 and you wrote something about 1944
            take it easy, valerian breadcrumbs lol

            Hmm rudeness sir? Or stupidity ..... Although both are possible.
            Citing my example, I drew attention to a number of points:
            1. What they told me in childhood!
            2. I was told that he was at 44 the only cat in Leningrad!
            Where did I write that this is an undeniable truth? I described my memories !!! And nothing more.
            1. YELLOWSTONE
              YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 15: 47
              +1
              true, all cats are not yours laughing
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich April 27 2018 06: 28
      +7
      Quote: Kotischa
      o "the simple fate of the ship of the laborer Marty" is somehow closer to the heart than the beautiful tale of the "Standard yacht"!

      Yes: and from the unique temples of Suzdal, Kronstadt, Sevastopol and all of Russia, wonderful “laborers” turned out to be workshops (the tomb of 4 admirals of Sevastopol), the necessary toilets (chapel to the Heroes of Plevna), cheap quarries (tomb of Heroes of Prince Pozharsky and the temple of Minin), etc.
      A unique ship disfigured in the ordinary minzag ...

      Thanks a lot to the author. hi

      Photos, as far as I can see, from Humus-a magazine? A wonderful collection of photographs of pre-revolutionary Russia
      1. Cat
        Cat April 27 2018 07: 08
        +11
        Olegovich, excuse me, but the fate of Private Martz Minzag and other yachts converted into warships that served the Fatherland on the battlefield are priceless in hard times! What is the fate of the luxurious trough in which the members of the imperial family carried their train.
        It’s a pity, we just don’t know how to preserve our heritage, but the opportunity not to hand over the “Standard-Marty” was scrapped. But .........
        1. Cat
          Cat April 27 2018 07: 22
          +4
          About the temples and tombs I definitely agree with you!
          hi
        2. YELLOWSTONE
          YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 07: 55
          +3
          in the movie "Volga-Volga" on a just dug ditch paved with folk bones in a parachute who carried their own?
          1. sergo1914
            sergo1914 April 27 2018 11: 22
            +12
            Quote: YELLOWSTONE
            in the movie "Volga-Volga" on a just dug ditch paved with folk bones in a parachute who carried their own?


            1) Pull up the Russian language
            2) Explore the reasons for creating a channel to them. Moscow. This is a unique hydraulic structure. Only thanks to him Moscow lives and develops.
            I recommend any cruise on this building to understand the picture.
            3) Folk bones - what is it? Poetic metaphor? Or a cliche burned in the cerebral cortex?
            PS Oops. I demand too much from a man named Supervulcano. Was it mom or dad? Under what?
            1. YELLOWSTONE
              YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 11: 55
              +2
              Look at yourself bully and read who built it how and when, then he himself first sailed on it and where he got. yes
              1. sergo1914
                sergo1914 April 27 2018 19: 07
                +8
                Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                Look at yourself bully and read who built it how and when, then he himself first sailed on it and where he got. yes


                Do not erupt like that. Counteroffer. Mortality statistics in FSIN facilities now and then. In percents. Real data. But then at least they built something for the benefit of society. Once again for the faint. The Moscow Canal is not just a ditch dug for a steamboat ride. This is a hydraulic engineering (hydraulic engineering, Karl, water and technology) facility. We try to find the purpose of this structure in the global network, carefully read it, try to understand what we read and bite the tongue. Or we put it back into the hole from which we got it.
                1. YELLOWSTONE
                  YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 19: 44
                  +1
                  you already
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  I read who built it how and when, then he first sailed on it and where did he get it?

                  do not broadcast your biology to others
                  1. YELLOWSTONE
                    YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 19: 56
                    +1
                    how many skeletons for every meter of this building for the benefit of your society? BBK cost less
                  2. sergo1914
                    sergo1914 April 27 2018 19: 58
                    +7
                    Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                    you already
                    Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                    I read who built it how and when, then he first sailed on it and where did he get it?

                    do not broadcast your biology to others


                    FOR. WHAT. BUILT. THIS CHANNEL. Lord, well, why is it stupid, then anti-communist, and if anti-communist, then stupid? Maybe this is a disease?
                    1. YELLOWSTONE
                      YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 20: 00
                      +1
                      Of course, a disease, and even what
                      Quote: YELLOWSTONE

                      how many Russian skeletons for every meter of this building for the benefit of your society? BBK cost less

                      don’t drink from it, you’ll generally become like a person. yes
                      1. sergo1914
                        sergo1914 April 27 2018 20: 18
                        +4
                        From it drinks all of Moscow and the surrounding area. Including GDP. They are not people?
                    2. YELLOWSTONE
                      YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 20: 32
                      +2
                      ask them, did you count?
                      that’s why, if not an anti-communist, then it is imperative to shoot women and children? and in all countries it was the same thing.
                      1. Hantengri
                        Hantengri April 27 2018 22: 08
                        +4
                        Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                        that’s why, if not an anti-communist, then it is imperative to shoot women and children? and in all countries it was the same thing.

                        You are absolutely right! Mass executions ("women and children", including) are, exclusively, the invention of the proletarian cattle. Whether it is the Great French Revolution! There civilized, European bourgeois sausage vile aristocrats ("women and children", including) very humane and civilized ... Stupidly, without bothering, they chopped them with Bosko flow method! True, they did not shun mass executions ... But, after all, the dear, harmless, intelligent haberdasher Buonassier, with the guillotine is one thing, it is noble and sublime, and the unwashed, smelly and stupid worker Ivanov with a three-ruler is completely different, it is vile and bloodthirsty! Is not it?
                      2. sergo1914
                        sergo1914 April 27 2018 22: 33
                        +7
                        Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                        ask them, did you count?
                        that’s why, if not an anti-communist, then it is imperative to shoot women and children? and in all countries it was the same thing.


                        The Holocaust? Not. I have not heard. Auschwitz? So the communists. Songmy? They carried democracy. Here is what is interesting. The most terrible war crimes are against communist regimes. An accident? Coincidence? Not a damn thing. Someone here advocates fraternizing red and white. And who was Red in Songmi? Anti-communism does not accept a different opinion. A carrier of an opinion other than anti-communist must be killed. To the bearer of a communist opinion on the opinion of the opposite side of us ... t. Do what you want. Slaughter each other in a point, Vparivayte each other poison. Do not meddle with us. Does not work. They climb. And what do we do? I am not Canadian. I love women. Look at the hysteria surrounding the World Cup in Russia. Bears are tortured, homosexuals are not given will. It seems that there is no communism, but the grievances are old.
                    3. YELLOWSTONE
                      YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 07: 47
                      +2
                      The Red Terror as applied to all these revolutions - no, I have not heard.
                      the awesome Auschwitz was
                      it was called differently in the Great French, although it was the same color as the Great October Revolution, and as a carbon copy, then all your revolutions were later inspired, like their masterminds.
                      non-Canadian, and with women, how is it with you?
                      Quote: sergo1914
                      come up with? Under what?

                      let's start writing about yours? why do you have such a strange pensive look?
                      1. sergo1914
                        sergo1914 April 28 2018 09: 49
                        +3
                        Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                        The Red Terror as applied to all these revolutions - no, I have not heard.
                        the awesome Auschwitz was
                        it was called differently in the Great French, although it was the same color as the Great October Revolution, and as a carbon copy, then all your revolutions were later inspired, like their masterminds.
                        non-Canadian, and with women, how is it with you?
                        Quote: sergo1914
                        come up with? Under what?

                        let's start writing about yours? why do you have such a strange pensive look?


                        Well, if you follow the story .. The Red Terror was the ANSWER ... What? On the white terror. Golitsyna’s orders and Obolensk’s cornets gave an HONEST word to the new government ... But the word of Mr. Tsarist army officer is worth a lot. I'll give it myself, I'll take it myself. b. it is just in front of them. And then she began to give on the wort. Regularly. And the same golitsyn and obolenskie turned out to be cattle. But with an idea.
                    4. YELLOWSTONE
                      YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 13: 52
                      +1
                      no, he was just an ideological means of achieving the goal, like the Great Terror before that
                      this is to the fact that Dzerzhinsky circumvented such a system, took a word from everyone to return when there are places in the prison and when they returned they shot everyone? there was such
                      so from childhood he dreamed about it.
                      1. YELLOWSTONE
                        YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 13: 59
                        0
                        peasants were reduced even without such sentiments
        3. Olgovich
          Olgovich April 27 2018 08: 35
          +4
          Quote: Kotischa
          other yachts converted into warships that served the Fatherland

          And unless Kazan Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin it turned out bad STOCK and the dining room? Wonderful-thick-walled, warm, with durable centuries-old doors! yes
          And from the tapestries, wonderful footcloths were made ...
          Quote: Kotischa
          What is the fate of the luxurious trough in which the members of the imperial family carried their train.

          And what then had to be done with Zimny, where
          Quote: Kotischa
          their ws are members of the imperial family.
          warmed much more time? belay
      2. Looking for
        Looking for April 27 2018 12: 06
        +5
        you would, Russophobe, to the stoker of this "unique" ship, throw a little coal.
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich April 28 2018 06: 38
          +2
          Quote: Seeker
          you would, Russophobe, to the stoker of this "unique" ship, throw a little coal.

          "Itself, itself !!" (WITH)hi
      3. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA April 27 2018 12: 46
        +8
        Quote: Olgovich
        A unique ship disfigured in the ordinary minzag ...

        As I already wrote, if the “Standard” were left in their original form, then lovers of RCMP would still be unhappy: "here it is - the true essence of the Reds: while the fleet lacks warships, the imperial yacht is being restored to accommodate the Red commanders with all the amenities".
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich April 27 2018 13: 09
          +3
          Quote: Alexey RA
          As I already wrote, if the “Standard” were left in their original form, then fans of the RCMP would still be unhappy:

          As I wrote, what are the “woulds” of History? request
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA April 27 2018 14: 57
            +3
            Quote: Olgovich
            As I wrote, what are the “woulds” of History?

            But you must admit - for the Baltic Fleet of the 30s of the last century, the KR-MZ is still more valuable than a staff yacht. smile Because the concept of defense has not changed - again MAP, again the MH at the very beginning of the war.
            1. Gopnik
              Gopnik April 27 2018 15: 02
              +3
              Valuable yacht. KR-MZ in the 30s, and even in 1941 did not bring any benefit, but they lost a beautiful yacht. And so, you see, they could make a museum, like from palaces.
              1. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA April 27 2018 15: 58
                +5
                Quote: Gopnik
                Valuable yacht. KR-MZ in the 30s, and in 1941 didn’t bring any benefit

                For its intended purpose - it is possible. The Germans traditionally did not poke their head on TsMAP.
                But in the fall of 1941, the KR-MZ was much more useful than a yacht. True, they used it for other purposes then - just like the limes used their KR-MZ in Malta.
            2. Olgovich
              Olgovich April 28 2018 06: 41
              +3
              Quote: Alexey RA
              But you must admit - for the Baltic Fleet of the 30s of the last century, the KR-MZ is still more valuable than a staff yacht. .

              And how many communal apartments could be arranged in the Winter Palace?
              And how many foot wraps to screw from Ivanov's “Appearance of Christ to the People”?
    3. kalibr
      April 27 2018 07: 36
      +8
      Dear Vladislav! Apparently this is because that era is closer to me, even though I was born in 1954. Can you imagine: a big old house full of antiques, Niva magazines from 1891 to 1917, Science and technology, Family reading ... My grandfather’s brother Vladimir, who lived in the second half of the house, went in a frock coat and turned to his grandfather Pierre. His sister played the piano for herself ... As a kid, I could not understand why to play for myself. For someone ... And the stories were "from there." And the kitchen is from there. And it was easy to imagine how the mother of the grandmother, the housekeeper, ran the estate on the estate, and the father - the chief ranger and forester, watched the forest ... But it was said - tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. For example, I ate fried potatoes in butter only with my neighbors. Their meat was cranked through a meat grinder, and grandmother always butchered it with a knife. Well and so on. It’s a pity that you can’t order my novel Pareto Law. All who read note that the life of that time was conveyed as if the person who lived at that time wrote. And it was not difficult for me. I just remembered what they told me.
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich April 27 2018 08: 44
        +4
        Quote: kalibr
        Can you imagine: a big old house full of antiques, Niva magazines from 1891 to 1917

        It’s very familiar: piles of “Niva” in the pantry, huge heavy filings of the “Russian Pilgrim” 1912-1913, the works of Aksakov and Tergenyev with the attics in the attic, and much more ancient and mysterious ...
        But, alas, a little survived during the demolition ...
        But preserved Dictionary of foreign words 1861 g: .There are SUCH definitions of "Electricity", "Socialism" and "Communism" -that you sway .... lol
      2. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid April 27 2018 08: 56
        +5
        This era is closer to Vyacheslav, as indeed the royal family is probably closer and dearer to their communist ancestors. Long ago, I assumed that Vyacheslav wanted to get closer to the royal family. But he didn’t know how he would do it.
        1. Curious
          Curious April 27 2018 11: 45
          +10
          "It is very familiar: the piles of Niva in the pantry, the huge heavy filings of the Russian Pilgrim 1912-1913, the works of Aksakov and Tergenyev with the attics in the attic, and much more ancient and mysterious ..."
          “... Lokhankin’s lengthy thoughts boiled down to a pleasant and close topic:“ Vasisualy Lokhankin and his meaning, ”“ Lokhankin and the tragedy of Russian Liberalism, ”“ Lokhankin and his role in the Russian Revolution. ”It was easy and calm to think about all this while walking around. around the room "in felt boots bought for Varvara’s money, and glancing at a favorite closet where the roots of the Brockhaus encyclopedic dictionary flickered with church gold. Vasisuali stood for a long time in front of the closet, moving his eyes from the root to the root. Marvelous specimens were stretched there. Bookbinding art: Big Medical Encyclopedia, “Animal Life”, pound volume “Man and Woman”, as well as “Earth and People” by Elise Reclus.
          “Next to this treasury of thought,” Vasisuali thought slowly, “you become cleaner, somehow you grow spiritually.”
          Having come to this conclusion, he sighed joyfully, pulled out the Motherland cover from the cabinet under the closet in 1899 with foam and spray, examined pictures of the Boer War, an announcement by an unknown lady, entitled: “That's how I enlarged my bust six inches "- and other interesting things."
          Really like?
          1. kalibr
            April 27 2018 14: 49
            +4
            Yes, it seems. But then I was younger. When the brother of the case died and we got his part of the house, there was a cabinet with a drawer full of buttons from the tsarist era with emblems, chains of leaders of the nobility, judges ... the vice uniform was lying, a bunch of Matador lamps (You wrote that this is not a lamp brand, I remember ... but not important), very beautiful. Straight from the English series about Sherlock Holmes. Brockhaus was also there, and "Homeland" was also with pictures of the Boer War. And since my grandfather was a geographer, there were a lot of geography books with pictures of natives, Afghans, busty Javanese, Polynesians, Tlingit weapons, Eskimo igloos. I really liked to consider all this, and then read it. I knew the price of bread in 1902. For eggs ... how does the scale differ from the bastard. And the handouts about pistols and revolvers in these magazines were my favorite pictures.
            1. Curious
              Curious April 27 2018 15: 00
              +5
              Vyacheslav Olegovich! My comment didn’t apply to you, but to another character, like Ruririkovich. So do not take it personally.
              1. Mikado
                Mikado April 27 2018 22: 00
                +2
                You really speak more clearly, Dear Man, or something .. I would also have cast the image of Lokhankin on our “communists". I would love to throw it. Sincerely. With sincere .. angry Since the eternal nagging in half with stupidity and amorphism is boring frankly. am
                1. Curious
                  Curious April 27 2018 23: 04
                  +4
                  Those communists were given to you. They are no worse than the monarchists, especially some hallelujahs, drooling enthusiastic drooling constantly. I’m not even talking about stupid things. So the opponents are worthy of each other. By the way, I myself am a non-partisan Bolshevik. He was not a member of the CPSU, but the ideas of socialism are close to me.
                  1. Mikado
                    Mikado April 27 2018 23: 50
                    +2
                    You are just a smart and interesting person. Let's start with this. hi The rest is unimportant (if your aspirations did not come into conflict with the requirements of morality and the Criminal Code in person). soldier
      3. Cat
        Cat April 27 2018 14: 52
        +4
        For example, I ate fried potatoes in butter only with my neighbors. Their meat was cranked through a meat grinder, and grandmother always butchered it with a knife. Well and so on.

        Hm ...? A potato fried in butter, first encountered this miracle in a hostel at the age of 20. Meat grinder and jelly ..? This is some kind of culinary nightmare, with a knife only with a knife !!! Grandma did everything right for you. I can not brag of genealogy, although I have metrics for the main lines of the genealogy three centuries in depth. Somehow everything is kind of gigars, blacksmiths, dams. So the coolest rank belonged to the great-great-grandfather - a city man, and even then on the eve of the February revolution. Although I do not have data on the second great-grandfather of the Cossack, but what is not there.
        He was fond of filing the pre-revolutionary Niva with a friend. A descendant of factory owners, by the way. I was born and lived in a house built in 1809, so in antiquity the attics lauded with a bang. True, all this was organized to collect scrap metal. Until now, several coins have survived, and I personally personally put the gold rubles of the Nikolaev coinage and the two guinea pigs of 1745 and 1800 at the corners of the masonry of the new house in which I live, so luckily.
        And finally, I want to apologize to you for the fact that my hint of continuation served as a stream of dirt and fumes in the comments to your article.
        Apparently a civil war and after a century divides us into red and white. The irony of fate is that my great-grandfather Cossack managed to fight for both of them, although at 38 he was swept up not as a white Cossack, but as the director of the mill.
        The second irony, even if not in a straight line, I’m in the fifth generation of the "cop"!
        Irony, the third grandfather, the son of the captain of the NKVD married to the daughter of a city mayor, managed to dig the Belomorkanal in his youth. I didn’t remember the most interesting about folk bones. Always blamed himself, "was a young-green-fool!"
        With all this, I do not consider the line of fate of my ancestors to be exceptional, for some it will be much more poignant and more abrupt. In the bottom line - we choose the world around us. As my friend Chingizgit speaks (here is a pedigree from the beginning of the 17th century), it is not bones that make us, but we must live our lives so that my bones correspond to their (ancestors) bones.
        Sincerely, Vlad Kotische!
        1. Looking for
          Looking for April 29 2018 17: 02
          -1
          Fantasizing is your habit or illness. For three centuries in depth it is 1720 g !!!!!!. And you want to convince everyone. What do you have on hand, a document dated, for example, the first half of the 18th century ?? in 1862 !!!!. WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE FEBRUARY REVOLUTION ??? The post of the mayor was held EXCLUSIVELY !!! Pillar nobles. As in the gigari. Blacksmiths and dams were healed by the nobles ??
  2. Curious
    Curious April 27 2018 06: 51
    +6
    Yes, about ... the Emperor swam the Empire, but beautifully, with comfort.
    1. Cat
      Cat April 27 2018 07: 01
      +8
      Given that the Standard was not the only yacht of the Romanov dynasty!
      Especially in the 70s, for the members of the imperial family, sailing yachts with obviously utopian wheel drive were launched !? Well bzik someone had to the screws - what to do!
      It is a pity no one counted how much - the imperial flotilla cost us cruisers and armadillos!
      About Nicholas II, I liked the analogy with Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, in their love of tennis ...! Serious such an analogy !!!
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 07: 56
        +2
        obviously for some reason only such people are now walking around the Mississippi
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 27 2018 12: 53
          +2
          Quote: YELLOWSTONE
          obviously for some reason only such people are now walking around the Mississippi

          So wheeled imperial yachts were not built for rivers - the same "Power" went around the Baltic and got out to the North Sea.
          1. Cat
            Cat April 27 2018 13: 23
            +3
            I will add, the wheeled "Olaf" even went to the Mediterranean Sea!
          2. YELLOWSTONE
            YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 15: 49
            +1
            Is that what you decided?
            not for rivers - from the Neva?
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA April 27 2018 16: 03
              +3
              Quote: YELLOWSTONE
              Is that what you decided?
              not for rivers - from the Neva?

              I would very much like to know which rivers a wheeled yacht with a displacement of more than 3000 tons with a length of 95 m and a draft of 5,5 m should go?
              1. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 16: 30
                +1
                for those where the royal secret police then FSO will send and not servile this thing bully
      2. RUSS
        RUSS April 27 2018 08: 59
        +5
        Quote: Kotischa
        About Nicholas II, I liked the analogy with Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, in their love of tennis ...! Serious such an analogy !!!

        That's right, the king led a healthy lifestyle, not that some didn’t pull a pipe with tobacco from his mouth.
        1. sergo1914
          sergo1914 April 27 2018 11: 28
          +5
          Quote: RUSS
          Quote: Kotischa
          About Nicholas II, I liked the analogy with Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, in their love of tennis ...! Serious such an analogy !!!

          All right, the king led a healthy lifestyle, not that some - they didn’t pull a pipe with tobacco from their mouth .


          How do you now Peter I bitingly attached. And along with Allen Dulles, Herbert Hoover and Douglas MacArthur.
          1. RUSS
            RUSS April 27 2018 17: 17
            0
            Quote: sergo1914
            How are you now Peter I

            Not Peter I, but the one who was driven by Gutalin.
            1. sergo1914
              sergo1914 April 27 2018 18: 49
              +4
              Quote: RUSS
              Quote: sergo1914
              How are you now Peter I

              Not Peter I, but the one who was driven by Gutalin.


              Intrigued. Obama
              1. RUSS
                RUSS April 27 2018 21: 52
                0
                Quote: sergo1914
                Intrigued. Obama

                This tube lover also had nicknames and chases: Us, Uncle Joe, etc. laughing
          2. Looking for
            Looking for April 29 2018 17: 10
            0
            actually a cultural person. The concept of "personality with a pipe." Associates with the images of Sherlock Holmes, Ernest Hemingway. The American lackeys, with their idols.
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 27 2018 14: 58
          +3
          Quote: RUSS
          That's right, the king led a healthy lifestyle, not that some didn’t pull a pipe with tobacco from his mouth.

          Ahem ... something I immediately Shnurovsky "Healthy" I remembered. smile
      3. BAI
        BAI April 27 2018 09: 33
        +6
        It's a pity no one counted how much - the imperial flotilla cost us cruisers and armadillos

        In addition to the imperial yachts “Power” and “Livadia” owned by Emperor Alexander II, and the yacht Nicholas II “Standard”, in the 1852th century, members of the imperial family also had yachts: “Queen Victoria”, “Volna”, “Frigate Pal Lada” ( belonged to Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich); Yacht of the heir to Nikolai Alexandrovich - Nyx, Alexandria; Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich’s yacht - “Fun”, “Marevo”; Dowager of the Empress Empress Maria Fyodorovna - "Polar Star", "Tsarevna" (built in Galle), "Onega" (XNUMX, Liverpool) and others.
        Somewhere I saw information that the total displacement of the royal yachts exceeded the total displacement of the Far Eastern cruisers.
        1. kalibr
          April 27 2018 11: 22
          +6
          State Duma members have calculated how many vessels of the "auxiliary fleet" we have and how many in England. And how many dreadnought we had in England and in 1912, and how much money the maintenance of our armada requires ... We must look for this report. So this wonder what happened in 1917. Punishment for stupidity!
        2. Cat
          Cat April 27 2018 13: 27
          +2
          I will add that the same cruiser Svetlana was used as a viceroy in the Far East.
          1. Mikado
            Mikado April 27 2018 13: 48
            +2
            I will add that the same cruiser Svetlana was used as a viceroy in the Far East.

            Yes, he was weakly armed. The infamous "Diamond", it seems, originally also had to be a yacht. what
            1. Cat
              Cat April 27 2018 15: 11
              +2
              Nikolay You are right!
              Almaz inherited flawed weapons as a legacy from the yacht; the error was corrected in the run-up to the PMV.
              1. Mikado
                Mikado April 27 2018 16: 46
                +2
                Yes, there, Vladislav, both speed and everything else, I suspect, got practically flawed.
        3. Alf
          Alf April 27 2018 19: 56
          +4
          Quote: BAI
          Somewhere I saw information that the total displacement of the royal yachts exceeded the total displacement of the Far Eastern cruisers.

          Correctly. Cruisers, they are somewhere far away, they are not visible and not heard, but the yachts are at hand.
          How well you floated on them - you have no problems with finances, or with any industry, or with a lack of land and peasant riots, famines. Swim and enjoy. And then, in the basement, wonder, Why?
  3. kalibr
    April 27 2018 07: 39
    +6
    Quote: Kotischa
    It is a pity no one counted how much - the imperial flotilla cost us cruisers and armadillos!

    Counted! Members of the State Duma and issued a corresponding statement in 1912 and it was in the newspapers. Why, in the early articles of the Poisoned Feather cycle, it is written that the journalists themselves, who were on the salary of the government, themselves destroyed the empire.
  4. RUSS
    RUSS April 27 2018 09: 02
    +3
    Good news !!!!

    On April 26, 2018, the new Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II was opened in Tobolsk, in the former governor’s house, where the Tsar’s family was detained from August 1917 to April 1918 until they were sent to Yekaterinburg. On April 26, 1918, Commissioner Yakovlev, who arrived in Tobolsk, announced to the Tsar's family that he was taking the Emperor from Tobolsk. The empress, leaving the seriously ill Tsesarevich Alexei and three daughters, went with her husband into the unknown, taking with them Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. Tobolsk was the beginning of a mournful path that ended in the death of the Royal family in Yekaterinburg.

    The Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II will become the center of the excursion program in Tobolsk of the tourist project “The Imperial Route”, which is being implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, together with the Elisabeth-Sergius Educational Society Foundation, the Department of Consumer Market and Tourism, and the Department of Culture of the Tyumen Region .
    1. kalibr
      April 27 2018 11: 18
      +4
      It was time to do it ...
      1. Cat
        Cat April 27 2018 14: 56
        +4
        There will be a road to Yekaterinburg, do not hesitate to try to organize an excursion to the temple on blood and a ganina pit. The Ipatiev house where they shot the family of Nicholas II did not survive, was destroyed by order of the EBN.
        1. kalibr
          April 27 2018 16: 13
          +3
          I would be glad, dear Vladislav, but ... I will never be there with you. As long as I have the strength, I want to see Europe, but I will not have the strength ... and even more so you will not go to the East. I could get to Novosibirsk only thanks to Soros ... and I would never have been there ever!
    2. Looking for
      Looking for April 29 2018 17: 22
      -1
      The shooting of the imperial family was ABSOLUTELY the right decision of the Bolsheviks in that situation .. It was not the Reds, but the Whites who signed the verdict to the Tsar and his family with their attempts to release him.
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE April 29 2018 20: 14
        0
        whites were not monarchists
        the sentence to the king and his family was signed by who knows
  5. BAI
    BAI April 27 2018 09: 26
    +5
    The second part of the article is about the royal family, and not about the ship. The content has nothing to do with the title.
    1. albert
      albert April 27 2018 19: 39
      +3
      That's right. All these cats, balls and girls are in the same style - "Hitler was also a man and loved children."
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE April 27 2018 19: 49
        +2
        well, he didn’t shoot these girls, if anything, were even worse
        1. Looking for
          Looking for April 29 2018 17: 28
          -1
          They didn’t shoot girls and boys. They shot representatives of the royal family. And do not whine about this — the family of monarchs has always been the subject of “political influence” throughout history.
          1. YELLOWSTONE
            YELLOWSTONE April 29 2018 20: 18
            0
            have they matured so fast? don't show your essence like that
            when someone seized power in a foreign country, they always tried to do so
  6. Senior seaman
    Senior seaman April 27 2018 10: 49
    +3
    I'm terribly sorry, but
    From the 1907 of the year Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova became her maid of honor

    Anna Alexandrovna Taneeva maid of honor became in the 1904 year. In 1907, she got married and became Vyrubova.
  7. kalibr
    April 27 2018 11: 17
    +5
    Quote: Reptiloid
    For a long time, for a long time, I assumed that Vyacheslav wants to approach the royal family.

    Dmitry, well, it’s impossible to close up ... to the royal family ... I was never drawn to approach stupid people. And the king we had was one of those. And what comes out when I write about Montserrat, I want to get closer to the Black Madonna, right? Absolutely, so to speak, to the throne of the Most High.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 27 2018 12: 51
      +5
      Quote: kalibr
      Dmitry, well, it’s impossible to close up ... to the royal family ... I was never drawn to approach stupid people. And the king we had was one of those. And what comes out when I write about Montserrat, I want to get closer to the Black Madonna, right? Absolutely, so to speak, to the throne of the Most High.
      You see, Vyacheslav, I said what I said, why fantasize? Say, the king was stupid, but ----- the king ..... It is clear that you are slowly approaching him. One, article, two, and there will appear a standard set of slogans for the king.
      But about the jellied meat and the meat grinder, I did not understand? Well, what’s wrong with that. Mom also cuts with a knife, so what? And the employees brought these jellies to work, but I like the word STUDENT more. They cut everything with a knife. Well, some kind of class subtext or what?
      1. kalibr
        April 27 2018 14: 55
        +2
        In the depths of the processes you understand, but do not understand the elementary. Not weird? There is no subtext here. Just in the old days just meat and cut with a knife. They began to skip meat after meat grinders appeared in large quantities. With a knife, older technology, that's all. And if it was preserved, then the chain of continuity of generations was not broken.
        Quote: Reptiloid
        Of course, it’s you who are slowly approaching him. One, an article, another, and there will appear a standard set of slogans for the tsar.

        That is, I can’t fantasize. Can you?
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid April 27 2018 15: 47
          +3
          I thought about jelly differently ----- maybe there is some kind of non-standard meat? A jelly ---- is written on a box in a store, and at home ---- jelly.
        2. old_pferd
          old_pferd April 27 2018 21: 44
          +4
          Here I realized that, it seems, I don’t understand a damn in jelly. All my life I cooked pieces of meat, manually sorted into fibers and poured broth. The role of the meat grinder or knife is not clear.
          1. Reptiloid
            Reptiloid April 28 2018 11: 50
            +2
            Quote: old_pferd
            Here I realized that, it seems, I don’t understand a damn in jelly. All my life I cooked pieces of meat, manually sorted into fibers and poured broth. The role of the meat grinder or knife is not clear.

            I think that a meat grinder ---- that would twist everything and evenly distribute, or that no one would know what meat was before. This is unaesthetic. And you ----- huge +++++. For, as the author said above ---- tell me who you eat, and I will say who YOU ​​!!!!! Respect and respect!
        3. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid April 29 2018 23: 19
          0
          Quote: kalibr
          ..... Just in the old days just meat and cut with a knife. They began to skip meat after meat grinders appeared in large quantities. With a knife, older technology, that's all. And if it was preserved, then the chain of continuity of generations was not broken .....?

          And if a person disassembles it into fibers with his hands, as Alexander later wrote, then his connection with older generations of ancestors was not broken, when there were no knives either. That's interesting, but if I myself start cooking jellies and tear into fibers ---- will my connection with my ancestors improve? Be that as it may, ---- I will do it. Just in case. Tell me who you tore up --- and it will be clear who YOU ​​are !!
  8. Looking for
    Looking for April 27 2018 12: 01
    +5
    Interestingly, Olgovich and Co have already washed their trousers from liquid ones.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 27 2018 12: 54
      +5
      There is such an invention ---- diapers. You can change it once a day. Or maybe less.
      1. kalibr
        April 27 2018 14: 57
        +4
        But such comments generally do not do honor to anyone, Dmitry! There is such a saying - simplicity is worse than theft!
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid April 27 2018 15: 51
          +4
          Believe me, dear Vyacheslav, I did not want to in any way give you unpleasant emotions.
          1. kalibr
            April 27 2018 16: 09
            +4
            It’s impossible for me to personally deliver unpleasant emotions by definition. But, unfortunately, it turns out that I always think about people better than they actually turn out to be.
  9. andrewkor
    andrewkor April 27 2018 12: 02
    +3
    While reading the article, I physically experienced the crunch of French rolls! And girls and boys are humanly sorry!
    1. Mikado
      Mikado April 27 2018 12: 15
      +3
      outstripped. I wanted to say the same thing .. they were definitely not to blame for anything ..
      1. Cat
        Cat April 27 2018 13: 35
        +4
        It is useless to look in the events of those years for absolutely right and completely innocent!
        Nikolai will supplement you, servants and Dr. Botkin gave their lives with the royal family. The fault of which was only fidelity.
        1. Mikado
          Mikado April 27 2018 13: 45
          +4
          It is useless to look in the events of those years for absolutely right and completely innocent!

          Vladislav, the children were only to blame for the fact that they were born in the wrong family .. And they became hostages of the situation ..
          1. Looking for
            Looking for April 29 2018 17: 30
            0
            Absolutely right.
          2. YELLOWSTONE
            YELLOWSTONE April 29 2018 20: 19
            0
            the children were not at all to blame
            their father was only to blame for not taking them on time
    2. Freeman
      Freeman April 27 2018 13: 57
      +1
      Quote: andrewkor
      While reading an article, physically experienced a French crunch

      Ehh! Crunch, so crunch! wassat
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 April 27 2018 14: 37
        +4
        Quote: Freeman
        Ehh! Crunch, so crunch!

  10. BAI
    BAI April 27 2018 13: 31
    +6
    I waited, waited, that all the same discussion of the ship and everything connected with it would begin - did not wait. All safely fell into politics. I'll try to start it myself, especially since there are interesting moments in the history of the ship about which the author did not say a word.
    Start over.
    1.
    In the presence of august persons on the “Standard”, the yacht was always accompanied by an escort of 2-3 destroyers.

    In fact, this is not entirely true. The escort ships were usually much larger.
    In September 1906, the tsar wrote to relatives: “Ukraine and Finn are here with us, the destroyers Vidny, Frisky and Thundering, Tsarevna, Admiral General and Asia.” All of them shine at night with fighting lights around the yacht. ”

    The Asia and Admiral General were old cruisers.
    And here is the composition of the royal convoy in the Finnish skerries at the end of August 1907 (Baltic).
    Ahead of the "Standard" were destroyers "Ukraine" and "Hardy"; behind - “Asia”, “Eleken” and “Alexandria” yachts, as well as guards of the royal patrol boats “Sentinel” and “Scout”. It was under Nicholas that a new type of ships appeared in the Russian fleet - “escorts of tsarist yachts”. In the years 1900-1904, four escorts were built: "Convoy", "Sputnik", "Sentinel" and "Scout".

    The escort was not without lethal outcomes:
    December 12, 1898 "Standard" was under the escort of destroyers. The tsar wrote in his diary: “A sad incident occurred here on the squadron: the destroyer number 252 was washed away by the commander, Lieutenant Gayevsky, just before Sevastopol, when they returned after the convoy of the Standard!”

    In the literal sense of the word, "Died for the King."
    Moreover
    in 1901-1903, the ships of the Russian Pacific Squadron in Port Arthur were mainly in the armed reserve. The armed reserve was the invention of the Russian Ministry of the Sea, the budget of which was not enough for the permanent presence of the fleet in the sea. Therefore, a significant part of the ships systematically settled in the harbors without vapor.

    But the standard cruiser yacht, two or even four times a year, was chased from the Baltic to the Black Sea only to take the emperor from Sevastopol to Yalta.
    Three hours from the South Bay of Sevastopol to the embankment of Yalta, the "Standard" went not one, but accompanied by a whole squadron of ships of the Black Sea Fleet.

    So, on March 30, 1914 he was accompanied by the cruiser "Cahul", the yacht "Almaz" and four destroyers.
    There was coal on it.

    2. It is strange that the author, who devoted so much time to knightly cuisine, ignored the standard kitchen (if you want - the galley).
    Here are the telegrams:

    Peterhof, August 19 1907: “The Stormy destroyer will come out of Peterhof tomorrow Tuesday 10 in the morning tell someone you think is necessary. Prince Putiatin.

    "Standart", 20 August 1907 of the year: "Favor to send 50 cream, 50 milk bottles, 20 oil pounds, palace peach greenhouses, plums, grapes, gooseberries, if possible, different colors for table decoration."

    "Standart», August 21 1907 years, "Favor send: Pilsener beer bottles 20, Bavarian 80, 50 monastery kvass, cranberry 20, 80 bread, sweets 20 pound cake 5, mostly simple, creamy caramel 4 pound boxes. Fresh mushrooms of mushrooms, if there is a little for a snack, they are asked to send milk for Their Majesties at each occasion not boiled. ”
    Diplomatic mail - courier boat, food - destroyer. Well, more importantly, the volume and delivery are more solid.
    3. I have a bad attitude towards the tsar, but here the author forces me to stand up as if to defend him, since I myself did not.
    It may seem that “work with documents” in between entertainment is the only one where the ship was used for government purposes. This is not true. The standard played an important role in the politics and participation of Russia in WWI.
    Here you have to give a long quote.
    Since 1904, Emperor Nicholas II did not venture to invite monarchs and prime ministers to St. Petersburg, fearing population disloyalty, but preferred to negotiate with them on yachts both on the high seas and in parking lots in Revel and other ports. In some ways, these were special operations in which reconnaissance and secret police played an important role.
    So, in July, 1905, the meeting of Nicholas II and Wilhelm II took place in the Gulf of Finland near Biorca. The king arrived on the yacht Polaris, and cousin Willie on the yacht Hohenzollern. The poor Kaiser had only one yacht in 4 thousand tons, and she was a well-armed cruiser. And only one escort - a small destroyer S-97.
    10 July Nicholas II and Wilhelm signed on board the yacht "Hohenzollern" the so-called treaty in Biorca. This treaty was not directed against France, but, on the contrary, the signatories suggested attaching it to the alliance of Russia and Germany.
    On July 27, 1905 (new), from Pillau, the Kaiser wrote to Nicky's cousin: “July 24 [new. Art.] 1905 will be the cornerstone of European politics; this day begins a new page in history; it will be a page of peace and friendly relations between the powers of the European continent, whose policy, based on friendship and trust, will be aimed at achieving common interests for all. ”
    If the treaty in Biorka entered into force, then the history of mankind would have gone completely in a different scenario. It is quite possible that then there would be neither the First World War, nor the Civil War in Russia. One way or another, but Nicholas II in Biorca made the wisest decision for all his reign.
    After the contract was refused in Biorca, the tsar had no choice but to bow to Aunt Entente. And now, the British king Edward VII gathered for a visit to Russia.
    As a result of diplomatic negotiations, the port of Revel was chosen as the meeting place for monarchs. Negotiations were on the yacht "Standart" and the royal "Victoria and Albert."
    14 – 15 July 1908, the French President Armand Falier arrived in Revel. He came not on the yacht, but on the handsome five-pipe battleship Vernio. The battleship was the last French ship of the pre-dreadnought type, but in terms of firepower, booking, and displacement it was almost as good as the first British dreadnoughts.
    In Revel, a squadron of royal yachts met the French squadron - “Standart”, “Polar Star”, “Tsarevna” and others.
    All subsequent negotiations took place only aboard the Standard. The king and the president did not go ashore, and Nicholas II did not even visit the Vernion.
    Russia finally entered the Entente. The countdown to the start of World War I went aboard the Standard yacht.

    PS. Already not in the subject, but there were also river royal yachts.
    1. Freeman
      Freeman April 27 2018 14: 12
      +2
      BAI Today, 13: 31
      After the contract was refused in Biorca, the tsar had no choice but to bow to Aunt Entente. And now, the British king Edward VII gathered for a visit to Russia.
      As a result of diplomatic negotiations, the port of Revel was chosen as the meeting place for monarchs. Negotiations were on the yacht "Standart" and the royal "Victoria and Albert."

      Not a “crunch” for the sake of history for ...
      1908. Date of Nicholas II and Edward VII at the Revelsky raid.
    2. Freeman
      Freeman April 27 2018 14: 16
      +2
      BAI Today, 13: 31
      14 – 15 July 1908, the French President Armand Falier arrived in Revel. He came not on the yacht, but on the handsome five-pipe battleship Vernio. The battleship was the last French ship of the pre-dreadnought type, but in terms of firepower, booking, and displacement it was almost as good as the first British dreadnoughts.

      Arrival of French President Fallier to Revel (1908)
    3. kalibr
      April 27 2018 15: 03
      +4
      A very interesting addition, thanks! But in the first article I wrote what source I used and that ships are not my element.
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 27 2018 15: 15
      +2
      Quote: BAI
      And here is the composition of the royal convoy in the Finnish skerries at the end of August 1907 (Baltic).
      Ahead of the "Standard" were destroyers "Ukraine" and "Hardy"; behind - “Asia”, “Eleken” and “Alexandria” yachts, as well as guards of the royal patrol boats “Sentinel” and “Scout”.

      The same famous exit, when the “Standard” flew out to a stone ridge not indicated on the map at o.Granscher.
      About 5 hours for a day, being only 10 miles from the purpose of the trip, the yacht passed by the small steep island of Granscher; suddenly everyone felt a soft jolt; then - the most terrible moment - the yacht jumped forward, as if wishing to overcome an unexpected obstacle, and, suddenly stopping, began to fall on the starboard side ... No one was confused on the bridge: the sad evidence that the yacht sat on a stone ridge was for everyone too clear ... Everything that was supposed to be done in such cases was immediately done: the cars were stopped, the water alarm was broken and the descent of the rowing vessels was started.
      The situation was immediately assessed, and the danger was immediately understood: an ever-increasing tilt to the starboard side clearly showed that the yacht, flying from a long course (12 knots) onto a stone ridge, then began to crawl to the right from it, as a result of which water began to fill through holes starboard compartments.
      It seemed unlikely that the yacht would turn over, as the heeling increase went very slowly (however, reaching 16 °), but all of us immediately realized another danger: what would happen if the yacht went down to the depths? By the number of bottom compartments filled with water, by the deformation of the foundation of the bow stoker, it was easy to figure out the enormous size of the underwater hole, and it could almost certainly be said that no plasters and drainage means could stop the infusion of water into the vessel, and, therefore, the inevitable its sinking ...
      According to the hastily made measurements, the depth near the stone ridge was 10 fathoms ... But happiness didn’t completely turn our backs: five minutes after the moment of landing, the roll ceased to increase, and the yacht only continued to sink a bit, burrowing and dying with its weight more and more. a bottom lying on a stone ridge ...
      © S. N. Timirev
  11. Gopnik
    Gopnik April 27 2018 15: 09
    +5
    Beautiful yacht of the head of the Great Empire. Thank.
  12. kvs207
    kvs207 April 27 2018 15: 32
    +4
    Quote: Curious
    growing spiritually. "
    Having come to this conclusion, he sighed joyfully, pulled out the Motherland cover from the cabinet under the closet in 1899 with foam and spray, examined pictures of the Boer War, an announcement by an unknown lady, entitled: “That's how I enlarged my bust six inches "- and other interesting things."

    Bravo.
    And as loyally in the title - Emperor Emperor.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 27 2018 16: 08
      +4
      - But did you not dream of the arrival of the Emperor in the city of Kostroma?
      - To Kostroma? It was such a dream. Excuse me, when is this? .. Well, yes, the third of February of this year. The emperor, and next to him, I remember, even Count Fredericks stood, such, you know, the minister of the court.
      - Oh, my God! - the old man was worried. “Why are we standing here?” You are welcome to me. Excuse me, are you not a socialist? Not a party member?
      - Well, what are you! - Ostap said good-naturedly. “What party person am I?” I am a non-partisan monarchist. Servant to the king, father to the soldiers. In general, soar, falcons, eagles, grief is full of grief ...
      1. Looking for
        Looking for April 29 2018 17: 39
        -1
        The great works of Ilf and Petrov.
  13. kalibr
    April 27 2018 16: 25
    +5
    Quote: Kotischa
    I can’t boast of genealogy, although I have three centuries in depth the metrics of the main lines of the genealogy

    Well, I can't either. Great-grandfather was a master of locomotive workshops. Five daughters, five sons. My grandfather was the most "unsuccessful", but in Soviet times he had two orders ... Some of the relatives went to generals, some live in the Baltic states ... But we practically do not maintain ties. My grandmother had a mother, a housekeeper with a landlord, my father was a huntsman, my wife had a grandfather, a salesman, was selling tea, and my grandmother was a seamstress. So pre-revolutionary ancestors all - the middle class. But they had education, played music, embroidered. In the photographs ... very respectable. Only the grandfather’s sister married the colonel, but he threw her in the Crimea and sailed to Constantinople ... So you were even more fortunate than I was in terms of studying your kind. Of course, I was more fortunate with “Papa Shpakovsky”. But this is how the samurai was - the boy got from the peasants into the samurai family and became a samurai ha ha! By the way, during the war he was in Leningrad and ... told how he and his friend ate the cat Vaska so that others would not get it. So that!
    1. Cat
      Cat April 27 2018 19: 32
      +3
      All Vyacheslav Olegovich for the cat Vaska - fi ...! am hide slippers. belay
      Divorce and maiden name, nothing else will save you !!! lol
      1. Mikado
        Mikado April 27 2018 21: 45
        +5
        Vladislav, if we both ended up in the besieged Leningrad, it is still unknown how squinty and longed we would look at each other from the point of view of FOOD. hi When there is nothing to eat - you will eat stones. In the area of ​​the "grave" of the Second Shock Army, the bark on the trees was eaten, it was considered happiness to catch a frog and boil the broth on five of them .. God forbid this to us, nor to our relatives and descendants! soldier Of course, a lot depends on the person himself. But even in those who saw the dashing Cossacks, their stomachs turned upside down in 1812 in a situation where they captured a group of Frenchmen around a fire in the woods and noticed that they were eating their former comrade! No.
      2. kalibr
        April 28 2018 07: 26
        +2
        I’ll add a book about him, God forbid it goes out of print - I will give you a souvenir, as a redemption!
        1. Mikado
          Mikado April 28 2018 13: 13
          +1
          and Vladislav will send you slippers .. in his promises fulfillment laughing
  14. pilot69
    pilot69 April 28 2018 13: 07
    +3
    "The life of the imperial family on a yacht was easy and carefree. It was her own world, a world away from troubles and sorrows, a world in the" ivory tower. "

    Russia was not lucky at that historical moment with the sovereign. When the world began to change, and at a tremendous speed (by the standards of that time, of course), when it was necessary to respond to all these changes, the “Tsar-Darling” watched all this from the side of his wonderful yacht. History does not tolerate the subjunctive direction, but if we assume in his place Catherine II, Peter I, at the worst end of his father - where would we be now? The question is debatable.
    1. YELLOWSTONE
      YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 14: 07
      0
      P-1 fought with lousy Sweden for 21 years and allowed them to Poltava, reforming the Republic of Ingushetia worse than Yeltsin
      E-2 blew the 2nd Battle of Rochsalm and nothing
      and under N-2 the Germans did not enter the Russian regions of the Russian Empire.
      the survey showed that in Russia they love Stalin and Ivan the Terrible, Monsieur is a Westerner
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist April 28 2018 16: 23
        +2
        Actually, the Swedish army was then the most in Europe. I agree with Pilot that: "if we assume Catherine 2 or Petra1 in his place, I don’t agree with him about Alexander 3, wherever we are now." Nikolai Alexandrovich was an honest henpecked man and this was his trouble.
        When polls were conducted, they did not ask everyone. Grozny is certainly a bright personality, but the CLASSICS of RUSSIAN HISTORY, to put it mildly, did not really approve of his activities. For the most part, people have no time to read history, and if they knew it better. As Kanevskif says: "however, this is a completely different story"
        1. YELLOWSTONE
          YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 16: 32
          0
          Generally french yes in Europe. Then Turkish, then Spanish. The amusing one chose a weaker opponent. The Swedes could only fight with the Poles for a company with the Turks and Austrians, or against German microstates lol
          write more "CLASSICS OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE" laughing
  15. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 28 2018 15: 58
    +1
    Quote: YELLOWSTONE
    Look at yourself bully and read who built it how and when, then he himself first sailed on it and where he got. yes

    If about Berry, then in the end he got what he deserved
    1. YELLOWSTONE
      YELLOWSTONE April 28 2018 16: 34
      0
      not only, there were a number of figures sailing in the same ship at the opening of this "structure", they started cleaning, they didn’t even swim to the end laughing
  16. Siberian 63
    Siberian 63 23 June 2018 11: 51
    0
    In the photo where the team takes food in the hold, this is not the Standard or the Russian fleet, judging by the striped T-shirts and not the vests.