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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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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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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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV – 29 SEPTEMBER, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV – 29 SEPTEMBER, 1916. Letter from Anastasia Romanov to Nicholas II 29 September, 1916. Tsarskoe Selo. My golden Papa Darling! Again I am writing to you between lessons. Yesterday we did nothing interesting. Went to our infirmary. In the evening they…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: GRAND DUKE DMITRI TO NICHOLAS II. 24 DECEMBER, 1914.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: GRAND DUKE DMITRI TO NICHOLAS II. 24 DECEMBER, 1914. Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich to Nicholas II: 24th December, 1914. Petrograd Uncle, my dear, I want to write a couple of words to you. First, I send you best wishes for the holiday and…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: GRAND DUKE DMITRI TO NICHOLAS II. 3 DECEMBER, 1909.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: GRAND DUKE DMITRI TO NICHOLAS II. 3 DECEMBER, 1909. Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich to Nicholas II: Petersburg. 1909. 3rd December. Dear Uncle, Allow me to bring you most heartfelt congratulations for the 6th. Such a shame that you are not at Tsarskoe, I…

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