ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 10 FEBRUARY, 1913.
From the 1913 diary of Olga Romanov:
Sunday. 10 February. Went to obednya at 10 ½. After that [we] had a big breakfast. At 2 o’cl. 7 min. we 4 and Olga Yevgenievna Byutzeva went to Petersburg to [see] Grandmama at Anichkov. After 3 o’cl. Aunt Olga took us to her [house]. Shangin came over there too. At about 3 ½ M.L. Tzigern-Shternberg and AKSHV came over there too and then – Skvortsov, Irina, Zoya, G. of Leuchtenberg with Sasha and Nadya, N.N. Rodionov, V.V. Khvoshinsky, S.S. Klyucharev and N.A. Kulikovsky. [We] had tea, and then played in the large sitting room: cat and mouse, turkey, the ring, and also hide-and-seek downstairs in the dark. At dinner I sat with Tzigern-Sternberg and AKSHV. After that we went to the circus. Aunt Olga, K. Gagarin, Nadya, Klyucharev, Kulikovsky and 3 Cossacks. I sat with AKSHV the whole time and fell deeply in love with him. May the Lord keep us. Saw him all day long – at obednya and at breakfast, also in the afternoon and the evening. It was so nice and fun. He is so sweet. Came home with Lili Obolenskaya after 12 o’cl. Mama had a headache in the morning, and her heart was No.1-1/2. Aleksei’s right arm hurts. Papa saw “Inspector General’s Crooked Mirror” at the Chinese Theater. Thank you God for this day.