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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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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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: EMPRESS ALEXANDRA. 5 NOVEMBER, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: EMPRESS ALEXANDRA. 5 NOVEMBER, 1916.   1916 note from Empress Alexandra to Grand Duchess Tatiana   5 November, 1916. My dear, Anya asked me to come to the laying of the foundation of the church at 12.30 (Our Friend will be there). Can…

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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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