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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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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