THE ROMANOVS AND SERGEI YESENIN
DID YOU KNOW that Russia’s tragic young poet Sergei Yesenin once worked as a medical attendant at the Grand Duchesses’ Maria and Anastasia’s infirmary in 1917? He also served in their military-medical train #143.
Below are the video “podcasts” made by me during my visit to Tsarskoe Selo in December of 2016. Travel through time with me and learn what the familiar places from pre-revolution photos look like today. Have a good trip!
In 1914, soon after the start of the First World War, near the Kazan Cemetery, a special section of land was assigned for burial of deceased soldiers from Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries. Originally the cemetery contained 400 graves and was named “The Heroes’ Cemetery”, but by early 1915 it was renamed ‘The Brethren Cemetery of Tsarskoe Selo”. From this time it came under the special patronage of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
ROMANOV FAMILY: THE BIG PAIR’S INFIRMARY TODAY
If you ever wondered what the infirmary where Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana worked looks like today, I made these videos especially for you.
Do you recognize any spots familiar from photographs?
From the 1914 diary of Tatiana Romanov:
From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov: