ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV. 23 JANUARY, 1917
From the 1917 diary of Olga Romanov:
Prince Ernstov. Monday. 23rd January. Directly to the infirmary. Wrote a lot, arranged flowers, then the medicines. Fed Pop.[ov]. Everyone is fine. The little nurse, Kotenovskaya was there. Prince Ernestov and Prince Kastelno,[and] the French had breakfast. At 2 ½ at [illegible]. Papa was receiving [illegible] 200 officers who graduated from the higher military academy. Mama gave out the [holy] images. We just stood there. It lasted two hours and of course they were tired. Papa [is] “plastun”. After tea cinematograph at Al.’s. 20 [degrees] of frost. Sunny. [I] did the pulverization of Shareiko’s throat. Prince Ernestov and Anya had dinner. In the evening Papa read an interesting report from the commander of the battleship “Chezma” and the report from Captain Tr. Schultz of the English Navy. After that, Chekhov’s “Anyuta”, “In Moscow on Trubnaya Plaza”and “Horse Family Name”. Count Sheremetiev. Tuesday. 24th January. Directly to the infirmary. Not much to do – wrote, fixed the beds, etc. Talked to Kasyanov. He played 2 new things on the piano and sang along. He is signing up for ambulatory treatment, like Biserov. Carol of Romania had breakfast. At 3 [I] went for a walk with Papa. 12-13 [degrees] of frost. Walked around the garden. After tea cinematograph at Al.[exei]’s. T.[atiana] and I had [our] hair washed and curled. In the evening [did] nothing unusual. Papa wrote in his album. At 11 o’clock to bed as usual.
From the book Russia’s Last Romanovs: In Their Own Words