TATIANA ROMANOV: “BELOVED TIME” IN THE SKERRIES

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

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ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV, 30 JANUARY, 1915.

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV, 30 JANUARY, 1915. 

Tsar Nicholas II with his daughter Grand Duchess Anastasia. The Tsar is giving his daughter a drag of his cigarette.
Tsar Nicholas II with his youngest daughter Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

Read more ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANASTASIA ROMANOV, 30 JANUARY, 1915.

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Maria Romanov to Nicholas II: 7 October, 1915.

 

 

Maria Romanov to Nicholas II: 7 October, 1915

Grand Duchesses Maria and Tatiana Romanov with their father Nicholas II
Grand Duchesses Maria and Tatiana Romanov with their father Nicholas II in 1915. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 71 фото 1053

Read more Maria Romanov to Nicholas II: 7 October, 1915.

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EMPRESS ALEXANDRA – “MAMA” AND HER GIRLS (OTMA)

EMPRESS ALEXANDRA – “MAMA” AND HER GIRLS 
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna with her four daughters: Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov.
The Romanov family women: Empress Alexandra Feodorovna with her four daughters, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov.

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)

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ANASTASIA’S LETTER TO FRIEND

Grand Duchess Anastasia's letter to Katya Zborovsky
Grand Duchess Anastasia’s letter to Katya Zborovsky

Anastasia wrote this letter to a friend, Katya Zborovsky, from captivity in Tsarskoe Selo.

“23 June, 1917. A.N.
My heartfelt thanks for the charming letter, which made me so happy. We too remember everything and constantly talk about it… Each of our days is very structured, therefore they pass rather quickly. Do you remember 24 August, on the “Dnepr”[?] and 11 July?! Every day we took walks, watered our garden and usually had water fights, as it was very [illeg.] and also sprayed water on [our] brother from the pump…” Read more ANASTASIA’S LETTER TO FRIEND

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