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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ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL TO TSARSKOE SELO (VIDEOS)

ROMANOV FAMILY: TIME TRAVEL TO TSARSKOE SELO (VIDEOS)   Below are the video “podcasts” made by me during my visit to Tsarskoe Selo in December of 2016. Travel through time with me and learn what the familiar places from pre-revolution photos look like today.  Have a good trip!    …

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GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA: BRETHREN CEMETERY OF TSARSKOE SELO

GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA: BRETHREN CEMETERY OF TSARSKOE SELO   In 1914, soon after the start of the First World War, near the Kazan Cemetery, a special section of land was assigned for burial of deceased soldiers from Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries. Originally the cemetery contained 400 graves and was named…

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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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