ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV – 31 AUGUST, 1913.
From the 1913 diary of Olga Romanov:
Saturday. 31 August. Swam with Aunt for the last time. Only 13 degrees, took one dip in the water. Left at 10 1/2. We two [rode] in 2 motors with Drenteln and Mordvinov. AKSHV came to bid farewell to Aunt, [I] greeted them. The turns were ghastly. Arrived at Bakhchisarai at 2 1/2, had breakfast there in the house, walked in the garden and the cemetery. Went to the monastery on a cliff, very beautiful. Then walked uphill to old city of Gufut-Kale. Only two old men live there. Had tea in the garden under a chestnut tree. Left a little after 6 o’cl. Aunt Olga, the Princess and Mordvinov stayed and waited for the train. It is so sad that she is leaving. Returned at 9 o’cl. with Drenteln and Stolitza. Foggy and cold on Ai-Petri. The moon. Mama’s heart bothers her, she is tired. Saw my S. through the fieldglass, N.P. too.