EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA AND OTMA: MATCHING BRACELETS

EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA AND OTMA: MATCHING BRACELETS   Yakov Yurovsky: “Alexandra Feodorovna loudly expressed her displeasure when I wanted to remove from her wrist a gold bracelet that was tightly fastened there and which was impossible to remove without the help of some tool. She announced that she has been…

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PRINCE IOANN KONSTANTINOVICH AND GRAND DUCHESSES OLGA NIKOLAEVNA?

PRINCE IOANN KONSTANTINOVICH AND GRAND DUCHESSES OLGA NIKOLAEVNA?   There have been several potential candidates mentioned for the hand of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, but according to a 1910 letter from Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (KR) to his son Prince Ioann, the latter was at one point interested in the…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA TROIKA

ROMANOV FAMILY: OTMA TROIKA   From the memoirs of Sofia Yakovlevna Ofrosimova:    “Behind me I can hear the ringing of bells… I turn and see a slowly moving familiar troika. In the sleigh are four [young] Grand Duchesses with Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. The sleigh is sliding on the…

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MARIA ROMANOV: STRANGE EPISODE WITH BREAKING WINDOWS (THE CAPRICE)

MARIA ROMANOV: STRANGE EPISODE OF BREAKING WINDOWS (THE CAPRICE)   In a 1915 letter from Grand Duchess Maria to her father, she described a very strange episode of the grand duchesses breaking glass panels with their parasols on the Caprice overpass in Alexander Park. “15 September… We walked to the Caprice…

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