ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OLGA ROMANOV – 2ND FEBRUARY, 1917
From the 1917 diary of Olga Romanov:
Mordvinov. Thursday. 2nd February. All of us [went] with Papa to obednya. Mama [came] later. Dear Aleksei Konst.[antinovich]. Met up with [illegible] of the escort. Mordvinov had breakfast. After ‘tomleniye’ [did] the puzzle and the deputation of 1st Grebensky Kislyar. Papa’s regiment. He was the hetman of Cherkessky, blue beshmet. Sunny, 12 deg. frost. Walked on skies for about 2 ½ hrs, and around 4 o’clock went to Feodorovsky Sobor, where 2 Sidorovsky Cossachkas [wives of Cossacks] arrived, Nina and Ludmila. And we came down with them sitting and standing […] Lots of fun, returned by 5 o’clock. Al.[eksei] is not [feeling] badly. In the evening horsed around with Mordvinov in the halls. Early to bed. Mama went to Anya’s infirmary at vsenoshnaya.
From the book Russia’s Last Romanovs: In Their Own Words