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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GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA: BRETHREN CEMETERY OF TSARSKOE SELO

GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA: BRETHREN CEMETERY OF TSARSKOE SELO   In 1914, soon after the start of the First World War, near the Kazan Cemetery, a special section of land was assigned for burial of deceased soldiers from Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries. Originally the cemetery contained 400 graves and was named…

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1913 DIARY OF MARIA ROMANOV. MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOOL

1913 DIARY OF MARIA ROMANOV.  MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOOL   “4 [March]. Monday. Had lessons in the morning. Had breakfast with Papa and Mama on the sofa. Went to the review of the Albavsky sailors. Had tea alone. Had a music lesson. Went to Realnoye School with Olga and Trina…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 22 OCTOBER, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 22 OCTOBER, 1916.   From the 1916 diary of Tatiana Romanov: Saturday, 22 October. In the morning [we] two went with Mama to “Znamenie”, from there – to the infirmary. Took photographs in two stages in the sitting room, since last…

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