ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 21 JANUARY, 1917.

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 21 JANUARY, 1917.

Sister Olga Romanov and Sister Tatiana Romanov with the wounded at their infirmary.
Sister Olga Romanov and Sister Tatiana Romanov with the wounded at their infirmary.

From the 1917 diary of Olga Romanov:

Mordvinov. Saturday. 21-st Jan. Kolesnikov.   Directly to the infirmary, we 2. Kasyanov finally returned. Distributed medicines, made the beds, set up some [patients], and wrote. Nikolaev did not feel well, then it passed. [I] changed the dressings on Ponomarev’s hand.  Mordvinov and Count Fredericks had breakfast. [It is] sunny and very cold. In the morning 25 of frost. Stayed home. With Mama saw two Englishwomen, Sybil Grey and another one. Then [saw] Anya, Alya and Seryozha. Had tea, as always and then cinematograph at Al.[eksei]’s.  About 7 o’clock, we 4 with Mama to vsenoshnaya. Papa received. He had dinner with a mass of foreigners, while we [ate] with Mama.  She plans on receiving Strashikh just now.  He came after 10 o’clock. Early to bed.

 

From the book Russia’s Last Romanovs: In Their Own Words

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