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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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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