ANASTASIA ROMANOV: “THE SHVYBZIK”
Grand Duchess Anastasia or “Nastasia”, was also known as “Shvybzik” or “Shvybz” – the nickname which referred to her quick and naughty nature.
Anastasia Romanov was said to be made of mercury instead of flesh and blood.
She was the family comedian who excelled at mimicking those around her, was rather witty and loved to play practical jokes – to the chagrin of her siblings, governesses, tutors and friends.
Looking at the many photos, and reading the many letters of Anastasia Romanov, one can easily see and feel her sparkling personality come through.