ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 23 SEPTEMBER, 1916.

ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: TATIANA ROMANOV. 23 SEPTEMBER, 1916.

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Sitting l-r: Sister Olga Romanov, Anastasia Romanov, Sister Tatiana Romanov. Standing in back is Maria Romanov. Sitting in front is Alexei Romanov. Tsarskoe Selo, 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 of the Escort Guard. After that, our hymn and some march which was played on the yacht. They brought a wounded officer to us, a Chernogoretz [Montenegrin]. He was in the Kiev Corps for 7 years, and now is in 57th Maudlin Regiment. He does not know of course where his relatives are. He asks us, where King Nicholas and King Peter are, and where he is, we don’t know and he is so anxious, since his brother is Peter’s adjutant. He is seriously wounded, poor chap. A huge wound on his back, his left arm is paralyzed, the right is wounded and the right hip. He is small and thin. I am glad that Nikolai Pavlovich is with you again. Today the grass is covered with frost and [there are] very few leaves [left]. Well, goodbye, Papa, my darling. I kiss you affectionately, and Alexei. May the Lord keep you both. Your much loving, Voznesenetz

 

From the book  Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918

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