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