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. 23 SEPTEMBER, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 23 SEPTEMBER, 1916.   1916 letter from Tatiana Romanov to Nicholas II: 23 September. Papa, my dear. I am sitting now in the morning before lessons, while Maria and Anastasia are playing the gramophone and raising the flag. Playing the March…

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ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 13 SEPTEMBER, 1914.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 13 SEPTEMBER, 1914.     From the 1914 diary of Tatiana Romanov: Saturday, 13 September. Had a lesson in the morning. Saw Nikolai Pavlovich for one minute. Then to “Znamenie”, from there to our infirmary. Today we had two surgeries, my…

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OLGA ROMANOV: HER LAST LOVE, DMITRI (“MITYA”) SHAKH-BAGOV

OLGA ROMANOV: HER LAST LOVE, DMITRI (“MITYA”) SHAKH-BAGOV   From the 1915-1916 diaries of Olga Romanov: “… Spoke with Mitya, he is sad for some reason, poor little thing…. ” “… Looked at a [photo] album with Mitya and others. Stopped by [to see] everyone and [sat] on the balcony with Mitya…

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ANASTASIA ROMANOV: HER REGIMENT, INFIRMARY AND MEDICAL TRAIN

ANASTASIA ROMANOV: HER REGIMENT, INFIRMARY AND MEDICAL TRAIN   It was a Romanov family tradition for the Tsar to create each of the imperial daughters honorary commander of one of Russian regiments on her fourteenth birthday. In 1901, after the birth of Nicholas II’s youngest daughter Anastasia, the Kaspiysky 148th Infantry Regiment received the name of St. Anastasia…

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