DID YOU KNOW?
As most of you are aware, Grand Duchess Anastasia is the member of Russian imperial family whose myth of escape became very well known around the world (mostly due to the most successful “claimant” Anna Anderson).
But during the time of captivity of the Romanov family, as well as shortly after their murder, Grand Duchess Tatiana was actually the one who was rumored to have escaped!
From a letter of Tatiana Romanov to a friend:
“Tobolsk. Former Governor’s H.[ouse]. 9 December, 1917… There are lots of foolish rumors out there in the newspapers kk. [?] You probably read them, but it is all nonsense. They even sent us a newspaper clipping, where it tells about my escape to America. . .! I hope you did not believe this? I wonder who is wasting time on these idiotic delusions. Probably many people, the workers who benefit the Motherland—right?…”