DIRECTOR OF ARCHIVES AUTHENTICATES PREGNANCY ENTRY IN KSCHESSINSKA’S DIARY

DIRECTOR OF ARCHIVES AUTHENTICATES PREGNANCY ENTRY IN KSCHESSINSKA’S DIARY   According to RIA News Director of the State Archives Of Russian Federation (GARF), Larisa Rogovaya, confirmed the authenticity of the entry in the typed version  of the diary of  ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, where she mentioned her pregnancy from future Tsar…

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THE ROMANOVS AND SERGEI YESENIN

THE ROMANOVS AND SERGEI YESENIN   DID YOU KNOW that Russia’s tragic young poet Sergei Yesenin once worked as a medical attendant at the Grand Duchesses’ Maria and Anastasia’s infirmary in 1917? He also served in their military-medical train #143.     In June of 1916, Yesenin was invited to read…

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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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EMPRESS ALEXANDRA’S LETTER TO GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA

    Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna’s English was not the best, but often she and her mother exchanged letters in English, probably for learning purposes. Maria often used to rewrite Empress Alexandra’s letters in her own hand. This is one of the letters that I obtained from GARF, rewritten in Grand…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ORIGINAL IMPERIAL “STANDART” OF TSAR PETER THE GREAT

ROMANOV FAMILY: ORIGINAL IMPERIAL “STANDART” OF TSAR PETER THE GREAT   Most Romanov history buffs know of “The Standard”, the beloved imperial yacht which belonged to the Romanov family. But did you know that the original “Standart” belonged to another member of the Romanov family – Tsar Peter the Great?  Frigate “The Standart” –…

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