TATIANA ROMANOV: HER LITTLE FRENCH BULLDOG, ORTIPO
Dmitri Malama, a wounded officer at Grand Duchess Tatiana’s infirmary (and a great favorite of Sister Tatiana Romanov), gave her a little French bulldog puppy that she named “Ortipo.”
“Ortipo” was reportedly also the name of Malama’s favorite horse, so using this name was a tribute to Dmitri.
This funny little dog, which the entire Romanov family very much enjoyed, is mentioned frequently in their diaries and letters.
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