Posted 07 September 2003 - 08:43 AM
a tad off the tragic of this BBC report, but where are its fact-checkers?
surely the Marinsky Theater or Theatre Marie was named for Empress Maria ALEXANDROVNA, the wife of Czar Alexander II, born Maximiliana-Wilhemina-Augusta-Sophia-Maria, daughter of Grand Duke Ludwig II and Grand Duchess Wilhemina-Louisa of Hess, Darmstadt, a.k.a. Marie of Hesse, and rechristined Maria Alexandrovna for her marriage to Alexander II. In any case, if it were named for Empress Maria Feodorovna, born Dagmar, she was the wife of Alexander III, not Nicholas II, whose wife was Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
how odd that the land of royals would get this ident. so cockeyed.
(i admit that perhaps i'm wrong on some point or other in this geneology, but i'm not writing a story for the BBC news.)