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. OLGA ROMANOV – 11 APRIL, 1913.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV – 11 APRIL, 1913.     From the 1913 diary of Olga Romanov: Thursday. 11 April. At 9 o’clock received communion in the small chapel. A few regiment officers were there too. After that [we] rode with Nastenka. Wonderful weather. Had…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ALEXEI ROMANOV. 3 APRIL, 1918

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ALEXEI ROMANOV. 3 APRIL, 1918   1918 letter from Alexei Romanov: To Kolya (Tobolsk, 3 April, 1918). Dear Niki, I am very grateful for the cannon. I hope that we will see each other soon. Regards to Mother, Grandmother and Fefer. My handwriting…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 13 AUGUST, 1914

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV. 13 AUGUST, 1914     From the 1914 diary of Tatiana Romanov: “Wednesday, 13 August. In the morning two of us went to the hospital with Mama and Anya. [I] changed dressings on the same patient.  Assisted others Went…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: TSAREVICH ALEXEI’S LOYAL SAILOR

  ROMANOV FAMILY: TSAREVICH ALEXEI’S LOYAL SAILOR   This story is dedicated to the most loyal, but too often forgotten, servant of the Romanov family: Klementy Grigorievich Nagorny. Klementy Grigorievich Nagorny, the last Dyad’ka (“Uncle”, or sailor nanny) caretaker of Tsarevich  Alexei, was born in 1887 in the Village of Pustovarovka, to a…

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