From a 1915 letter of Maria Romanov:
Letter from Anastasia Romanov: Read more ANASTASIA ROMANOV: LETTER TO HER FATHER
A skerry is a small rocky island, usually too small for habitation, or simply a rocky reef. Each summer the Romanov family boarded the imperial yacht and spent a holiday in Finland, where skerries are prevalent. Grand Duchess Tatiana loved the skerries, she even fondly wrote about her beloved skerries in letters from captivity.
From the letters of Tatiana Romanov: Read more TATIANA ROMANOV: “BELOVED TIME” IN THE SKERRIES
ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV, 30 JANUARY, 1915.
Maria Romanov to Nicholas II: 7 October, 1915
The four Russian grand duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, or OTMA as they often referred to themselves, loved and respected each other, as well as other members of their family: their mother, father and little brother, Tsesarevich Alexei. “We 7” is how every member of the close knit Romanov family referred to themselves collectively. Read more EMPRESS ALEXANDRA – “MAMA” AND HER GIRLS (OTMA)