DIARY OF MARIA ROMANOV: BOATING ON DNEPR RIVER

DIARY OF MARIA ROMANOV: BOATING ON DNEPR RIVER

Nicholas II with his daughters Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Grand Duchess Maria on a boat ride down the Dnepr in 1916.
Nicholas II with his daughters Grand Duchesses Anastasia and Grand Duchess Maria on a boat ride down the Dnepr in 1916.

From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov: “7 July. Arrived in Mogilev. Papa and Aleksei came [to meet us]. Had breakfast all together. Rode in a motor boat across the Dnepr to the other bank…”   “11 July. Went to molebna… Went upstream on the Dnepr in a motor boat, swam 4 with Isa 17 deg.[rees].”   “28 July… Sailed on the Dnepr on The Desna…”   “28 August. Went to Obednya… Went up the Dnepr in a ferry. Later, Papa and I rowed, while Count Grabbe was behind wheel…”

Tsar Nicholas II and his son Tsarevich Alexei rowing a boat on the Dnepr River.
Tsar Nicholas II and his son Tsarevich Alexei rowing a boat on the Dnepr River.

 

 

 

 

 

From the book MARIA and ANASTASIA: The Youngest Romanov Grand Duchesses In Their Own Words: Letters, Diaries, Postcards.

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