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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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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NIKOLAI DEMENKOV TO GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA (LAST LETTER)

  NIKOLAI DEMENKOV TO GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA (LAST LETTER)    Linear ship “Empress Maria”. 18 July, 1916. Sevastopol.  Your Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna!   Loyally I dare to report a significant day in the life of our ship: on the 9th July we took first military shots at the…

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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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