“TATIANA ROMANOV: DAUGHTER OF THE LAST TSAR” – LECTURE OF THE SEASON
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second of the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Long recognized by historians as the undisputed “beauty” of the family, Tatiana was acknowledged for her poise, her elegance, and her innate dignity within her own family. Helen Azar, translator of the diaries of Olga Romanov, and Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, Russian Imperial historian, have joined together to present a truly comprehensive picture of this extraordinarily gifted, complex, and intelligent woman in her own words. Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918, presents translations of material never before published in Russian or in English, as well as materials never published in their entirety in the West. Join us for a slide lecture and discussion on the life of this extraordinary young woman and daughter of the last Tsar.
Helen Azar is a translator and a librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She has translated and published several books of the writings of the last Russian Imperial family, most recently “The Diary of Olga Romanov, Royal Witness to the Revolution.”
Nicholas B.A. Nicholson is a noted specialist in Russian fine and decorative arts. He has been an art advisor, curator and researcher for private collectors, museums, and other institutions. An expert on the Russian Imperial Court, he publishes and lectures frequently on Imperial topics.