OLGA ROMANOV: GRAND DUCHESS IN LOVE (1913 DIARY)

 

OLGA ROMANOV: GRAND DUCHESS IN LOVE

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna in Oreanda, Crimea. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 47 фото 689
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna in Oreanda, Crimea. Photo credit: ГА РФ, ф. 640 оп. 3 д. 25 л. 47 фото 689

From the 1913 diary of Olga Romanov:

“… [We] went to Kharax, returned at 3 o’clock and walked in Oreanda and our Livadia vineyards… Wonderful weather – sunny… [I] walked with Sh. the whole time, and also sat with him at tea, also with S., and again [had] a strange feeling…”

During the year 1913 Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna fell in love with two young officers, in her diary she referred to them as “Sh.” and “S.”. You can read more about them in Olga Romanov’s full 1913 diary in the book below.

 
Grand Duchess Olga and her beloved "S.", Officer Paul Voronov.
Grand Duchess Olga and her beloved “S.”, Officer Paul Voronov.

 

 

 

From the book  Journal of a Russian Grand Duchess: Complete Annotated 1913 Diary of Olga Romanov, Eldest Daughter of the Last Tsar

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