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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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: NICHOLAS II – 2 MAY, 1918

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: NICHOLAS II – 2 MAY, 1918     From the 1918 diary of Nicholas II: 2 May. Wednesday.  The application of the “prisoner” schedule continued and expressed itself in that an old housepainter had painted over all our windows in all the rooms with…

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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 FRIEND: MARGARITA KHITROVO

ROMANOV FAMILY FRIEND: MARGARITA KHITROVO One of the last letters Empress Alexandra wrote from captivity was to the Romanov family friend Margarita “Rita” Khitrovo.   21st Jan. 1918 T[obolsk].   My darling big, although also little, Rita!  Thank You from the bottom of my soul for your dear letter.  We are…

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