FAMILLE ROMANOV en 1901 - Photos - clichés animés -
Hey, ohsoromanov, I have a picture like you posted saying to be a rare photo of Anastasia and Alexei, sorry only for the quality, but the size, I think, already compensates somewhat …
Tsarevitch Alexeï with officers.
The Romanovs in 1901 …
Emperor Nicholas II of Russia with his five children: Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei. Photograph taken at Mogilev, 1916.
Happy birthday my dear Olga N. R.
A video for the birthday of Olga …
… this video is not mine, and when I watched, I saw that its creator has scored some pictures of Olga wrong, but the video is very beautiful!!posted 4 days ago
The Romanov Family’s Alphabet v.2 - W is for War.
The opening of the war was greeted in Russia, as everywhere else in Europe, with overwhelming enthusiasm in an orgy of nationalist feeling that took even the participants by surprise. Tens of thousands of people feel to their knees outside the Winter Palace and sang the Imperial hymn when Nicholas and Alexandra appeared to greet them on the balcony on the day that war was declared.
The war brought out the best and the worst in Alexandra and Nicholas both - the best in their sincere and absolute dedication to the cause of Russia’s victory and the relief of her suffering soldiers, the worst in their failure to see that war could not be an answer to Russia’s problems at home. Within a month of the formal declaration, the tsar left for the first of many tours of his army’s headquarters. The tsar was never happier than when he was with military men.
Alexandra threw herself into nursing work, taking her daughters and friend Anya with her. Some of the imperial palaces in St. Petersburg had been converted into hospitals. After two months of intensive training, Alexandra, Olga, Tatiana, and Anya were certified as qualified nurses, while the younger grand duchesses, Marie and Anastasia, were established as “patronesses” at a smaller hospital in Tsarskoe Selo.
During the summer and fall of 1916, Alexandra and her four daughters made several trips to the Army’s headquarters at Mogilev. By late 1916 Russia was reaching the point of no return. On the stalemated eastern front thousands upon thousands of young Russian men continued to die in a war that now seemed pointless. Away from the fighting, the country was falling into economic chaos. The following months would bring the death of Rasputin, revolution, and the tsar’s abdication.
The Revolution came like the death of a friend who had been “lying sick for years and years,” according to Sydney Gibbes, the English tutor of the imperial children. It was neither unavoidable or unexpected, yet it took everyone by surprise. It was “a quite unbelievable event,” recalled Gibbes, and “a sad, sad time for all concerned.”
→ Peter Kurth - Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra.
Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, daughters of the last Russian Tsar. Seen in the above photographs in 1914, they would be all brutally murdered only four years later.
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