ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 27 JANUARY, 1917

ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 27 JANUARY, 1917

Grand Duchess Olga with Nicholas II and another lady
Grand Duchess Olga Romanov  (left) with Nicholas II and unidentified court lady

From the 1917 diary of Olga Romanov:

Mordvinov. Friday. 27 January.  To Znamenie and we 2 to the infirmary. Bleshenkov had surgery. Removed shrapnel and sutured the hips with wire. Wrote quite a lot. Ritka too. Hauled breakfasts and helped make the beds. Golitzyn came by. He is ill. Mordvinov had breakfast and will have dinner.  We 2 with Mama received three Americans, from the inactive automobile-medical regiments. After that, she was lying down on the balcony.  We walked a little, with Papa, and he went to work on the tower.  Wonderfully sunny, warm – virtually a spring day. In the evening when it got dark, 1 [degree] of frost.  After tea, cinematograph. [W] teased and  tormented Mordvinov in the halls.  Early to bed.

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

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