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Naila Hina

Romance Classics Fantasy


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Naila Hina

Romance Classics Fantasy


Frailty!

Frailty!

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A little kid was cured by Rasputin.

He was the beloved son of Catherine


She had to dance in the courts because

She was Peter's consort, hiding her son!


He was frail because of this obscurity

And didn't know who he was for long!


Big sized hats can not hide one's reality

Catherine amazed all with her iron will


Later this kid travelled around the world

And fell in love with Anna and married her


Just imagine what happened to this

 woman between 1761 and 1762. 


Somewhere in the fall of 1761, she

 fell pregnant by her lover, Grigoriy 


Orlov (1734-1783). But she had to hide

 it from her husband Peter (1728-1762),


 who was to become the next Russian 

Emperor after the death of Elizabeth of 


Russia. Peter III was a pyromaniac. 

Whenever there was a fire in St. Petersburg, 


Peter rushed to the place along with his courtiers 

and watched the flames consume the buildings.


 So when the time came for Catherine to give 

birth, her devoted valet Vasiliy Shkurin set his 


own house on fire, and the Emperor immediately

 jumped into his carriage and left. Catherine gave 


the boy a village, named Bobrikovo, to provide 

him with financial support. she wrote that Alexey


 was a son of some army captain, “who suffered

 for Us [the Empress].” Obviously, Catherine


 created a legend to hide Alexey’s real origin. Still, 

even in this order, she named him “knyaz’ (Prince


Sitsky,” ranking him among the princes Sitsky, an old

branch of the Rurikids that ended in the 17th century.


 The last thing Catherine wanted was for her son

 to be involved in the court intrigues and to become 


one of the pretenders for the Russian throne.

 Luckily, this fate never befell Alexey.


He had other problems. Educated in Leipzig with 

Shkurin’s sons, in 1774, Alexey returned to Russia, 


where he became a disciple of Ivan Betskoy (1704-1795)

A prominent educator, Catherine’s personal secretary 


and himself the bastard son of Field Marshal Ivan 

Trubetskoy. Alexey, according to Betskoy’s words, had 


“a weak constitution, timid, shy, insensitive to anything, 

But meek and obedient”. By 13, the boy had only


 basic knowledge of French and German, a bit of

 maths and a bit of geography. Ivan Betskoy, however, 


awoke an interest in the sciences in the young 

Bobrinsky from 1775, he bore this surname, 


Which came from his village Bobrikovo. Alexey 

Enrolled in the First Cadet Corps, where he was 


Tutored by José de Ribas (1751-1800), a Spanish

Nobleman in Russian service and the tutor at the Corps



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