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I think this is the first time I'm hearing of her. Who was she exactly? Just a friend? The surname does sound familiar, though. I think I may have seen it in Zinaida Yusupova's correspondence...

She's the one who found the peach in her bed, I believe that's also where you might have seen the name. :)
If I remember correctly, she was the lady-in-waiting for the Empress, then Alexandra Georgievna and along the line got friendly with the Grand Ducal couple. However, I am not an expert on these matters.

Masha was a maid-of-honor of the Empress not to any Grand Duchess. She was a friend of the Grand Ducal couple.

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So sorry to be reviving an old thread, but would anyone be able to confirm the nicknames of Ella's ladies-in-waiting? I know a couple (eg. Ekaterina Kozlianinova - Kitty and Princess Lyudmila Lobanova - Fafka), but with such an abundance of names, I can sometimes get confused...

Fafka was Alexandra Lobanova, a cousin of Lyudmila Lobanova (the 1st maid-of-honor of Elizaveta). Lyudmila's nickname was Mila.
Princess Sophie Schakhovskaya was Sonia.

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The Imperial Family / Re: Looking for help with Picture(s) and/or Captions
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:15:13 PM »
Does anyone know when, where and on what occasion these photos were taken? It seems they are shot at the same time.






1903 year, the time of Prince Andrei of Greece wedding. Darmstadt

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:10:03 AM »
Would anyone know where one could find GD Elizabeth's letters to GD Serge? As I understand they were written in English? I would love to read them in original, but if not, then Russian is OK, too. I have recently ordered part 4 of GD Serge's biography, but I'm not sure if all the letters are in there.

The letters were published in Russian in 2011, the book is out of stock now.

https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/7536647/

Thank You very much for the information. I'll keep looking for this book, perhaps it'll pop up somewhere.
Maybe you know if any of GD Elizabeth's letters to her husband were published in the 4 volume Russian biography of GD Sergei? I'm currently waiting for volume 4 to arrive.

ETA: As I understand, at least some (don't know if all) of those letters can be found in this book as well:
https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/32861782/

Yes, some letters are in the last book, but not all. In the 4 Volume there are no GDss Elizaveta's letters.

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Prince Ioann discussed the assasination of GD Sergei in the letters with his father and sister Tatiana. The correspondence has been published recently in Russian in a serie of books on the family of GD Konstantin K.  The book on Ioann's correspondebce is :

http://minuvshee.com/knyaz_ioann_k_1886-1918

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Ella and Sergei 2
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:37:54 AM »
Would anyone know where one could find GD Elizabeth's letters to GD Serge? As I understand they were written in English? I would love to read them in original, but if not, then Russian is OK, too. I have recently ordered part 4 of GD Serge's biography, but I'm not sure if all the letters are in there.

The letters were published in Russian in 2011, the book is out of stock now.

https://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/7536647/

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Must see!!!

http://www.ikonenmuseumfrankfurt.de/index.php/aktuell.html

Rare and unique items from the Russian Archives and museums as well as from the private collection of Landgraf von Hesse.

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Thanks does anyone know what ship he was on?

Cruiser "Oleg"

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Hi guys! So sorry to be reviving an old thread, but I didn't think it would be worth a thread of its own - would anyone happen to know much about Ella and Prince Nicholas of Greece? If I recall correctly, a couple of biographers have implied that she felt an attraction to him and her letters to him certainly demonstrate that there was a type of attachment and tenderness between the two, or at least definitely on her part. Would anyone happen to know more?

Only C. Warwick in his bio on Grand Duchess mentions her correspondence with Nicholas of Greece and make a suggestion that was an innocent flirt of Elizaveta Fedorovna. No more info on this has never been published.

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In her book "Before the Storm" she mentions having a brother who was a naval officer who was wounded and captured at the battle of Tsushima. Does anyone know more about him? Like what ship he was on? She doesn't even mention his name in this book and it looks like he died in the 1908-9 period.

Peter von Buxhoevden (1886-1909)

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Does anyone know the isbn for this book?  Thanks

978-5-00016-006-0.

For now the book can be found at only one bookstore in Moscow. http://pravslovo.ru/catalog/filosofiya-publicistika-istoriya/artikul_701396?view=1

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Yes, finally the book has been issued. The author has been waiting for this event for years as even in Serbia no one was interested in issuing a biography on Princess Elena. The author whom I know personally has done a terrific work , she is such a serious researcher.

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have you tried https://www.abebooks.com/
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The only copy available is about 150 dollars... still too much for me, sadly. (thatīs like a whole 1/3 of my sallary).

Teddy - I browsed through their Russian section just today and didnīt see it. Maybe I overlooked it?

I have a copy of the book, issued in 1993. Ready to sell ))

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The Hohenzollern / Re: NEW LETTERS about Wilhelm II and Ella
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:20:43 AM »
Is she in mourning? That would explain the clothes. Ann

Didn't she always wear mourning clothes after the death of her husband in 1905 until she donned a nun's habit?

That picture is taken in 1908. The boy is Dickie of Battenberg - Victoria and Louis of Battenberg's youngest son.

Doesn't Ella look... different in that picture? I thought it could be Alix too at first - but I thought that because she looks pregnant.

That's Grand Duchess Elizaveta, 1908 year in, summer in Peterhof. There are more pictures from the event. And of course she is not pregnant, she is not Alix, just an angle of the photo and heavy clothes.


Svetabel, Is the event you refer to the wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna and Prince Wilhelm of Sweden in May of 1908?

No, the wedding was in April 1908, after that Maria Pavlovna left Russia. The Battenbergs arrived to Russia in the early summer 1908.

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