IN THE STEPS OF THE ROMANOVS: Author’s/Translator’s Note

IN THE STEPS OF THE ROMANOVS: Author’s/Translator’s Note    Latest Book Translated directly from diary entries and personal papers of Romanov Family Members during the last two years of their lives.  The story of the downfall of the last ruling Romanov family is fairly well-known: following the Russian revolution, members…

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IN THE STEPS OF THE ROMANOVS: Final Two Years of the Russian Imperial Family (1916-18)

In the Steps of the Romanovs Introduction by George Hawkins July 17, 2018 is the hundredth anniversary of the murder of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their only son, the Heir-Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, daughters – the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Nikolaevna and…

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ROMANOV FAMILY: FIRST CHRISTMAS AT THE ALEXANDER PALACE

ROMANOV FAMILY: FIRST CHRISTMAS AT THE ALEXANDER PALACE     Since 1904 Christmas holidays were celebrated at the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo. Because the children’s rooms were on the second floor of the palace, on 24 December, the Christmas tree was set up for the first time “upstairs”. That…

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THE ROMANOV FAMILY: LETTER FROM GOVERNOR’S MANSION IN TOBOLSK (WITH FLOOR PLAN)

THE ROMANOV FAMILY: LETTER FROM GOVERNOR’S MANSION IN TOBOLSK (WITH FLOOR PLAN) This letter below was sent by Prince Vasily Alexandrovich Dolgorukov (“Valya”) to his mother after he arrived in Tobolsk with the Romanov family and suite. Originally written in French and translated by Nick Nicholson.     Tobolsk  (14…

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