Author Topic: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov  (Read 112765 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Raegan has broken the news of her involvement with this project in other threads, but I just received an update from Gilbert's Royal Books this morning and thought it was time this book had its own official thread.

"Gilbert's Royal Books is pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Sergei Mironenko, Director of the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) to publish The 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna. This project is thanks to the efforts of Raegan Baker. The translation of the diary is by Marina Petrov. This book will be published in September and available in October. We are very excited about the projects we are working on with GARF which will allow us to offer English editions of books on the Romanovs for the first time."

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/new.html


Has anyone else read any of Marina Petrov's translation work? I'm not familiar with her, and this is the first time I've heard her mentioned as part of this project.
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline Teddy

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 979
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
    • https://www.facebook.com/Booksvanhoog
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 09:31:34 AM »
I've already ordered a copy trough van Hoogstraten.

Offline Laura Mabee

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2175
  • Art in Avatar done by Lisa!
    • View Profile
    • Frozentears.Org
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 10:12:40 AM »
Thanks for the post Sarushka, I was just coming here to post this too.
I'm really looking forward to this new publication, and hopefully many more similar to it to come! 

Offline Raegan

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 208
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 11:20:14 AM »
Marina Petrov is a professional translator I hired when I return to the United States after my first trip to Russia in 2005. During my first trip to GARF, I made copies of some of the family’s diaries and letters (as well as other documents) and came to the decision to publish Grand Duchess Olga’s 1913 diary in order to give people a glimpse into the private life of the family. After the translation of the diary was completed, I did the editing, wrote the introduction and included an explanation of the Russian calendar in 1913, as well as a list of people Olga wrote about in her diary and their relation to her.

I want to thank everyone who has sent me private messages of congratulations. I do apologize to the people I have not yet gotten back to. Life has been kind of hectic lately, so I am taking a much needed vacation soon. Also, thanks to the people who knew about this project of mine long before it was ever mentioned here on the forum. Your words of encouragement and interest in the book were so kind. Yes, that includes you Teddy! Thank you!

Offline Laura Mabee

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2175
  • Art in Avatar done by Lisa!
    • View Profile
    • Frozentears.Org
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 12:56:15 PM »
Raegan just sent me the cover of the book to post!
Here is the cover of Olga's 1913 Diary:


Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 02:41:01 PM »
Raegan, thanks for the info. I'll be posting this to the APTM Book Finder as soon as I have an ISBN -- when I last inquired of Paul Gilbert, it wasn't yet available.

For residents of the US, is there any benefit to ordering Olga's diary through Van Hoogstraten rather than Gilbert's Royal Books? GRB's shipping prices always struck me as a tad excessive, but I'm not sure overseas postage from the Netherlands will be any bargain either.

I'm very much looking forward to reading Olga's diary in its entirety after so many years of rumors! I'm also curious to know what other projects Gilbert's Royal Books has planned for its collaboration with GARF....
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline Teddy

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 979
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
    • https://www.facebook.com/Booksvanhoog
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 03:33:14 PM »
Thank you Raegan. We all hopefully enjoy your book.

Offline rgt9w

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 468
  • I love YaBB 1G - SP1!
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 03:53:27 PM »

I look forward to reading Raegan's translation of Olga's diary. Thanks for the information about this project. By chance, are all of Olga diaries from 1913 to 1918 accounted for in GARF?

Offline Marie-Catherine

  • Boyar
  • **
  • Posts: 116
  • Just remember they were normal people, like us.
    • View Profile
    • My travel blog (French only)
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 04:10:35 PM »
Ooh this is such wonderful news ! Will it be avaible through Amazon..Because I'm using.. you know.. Mama's credit card and she only trust websites like Amazon :)


"Time flies by with a horrible quickness" -Maria

Thanks to the talentful FadedDreams for the banner !

Offline Sarushka

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 6489
  • May I interest you in a grain of salt?
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 04:38:14 PM »
By chance, are all of Olga diaries from 1913 to 1918 accounted for in GARF?

Here's an old post from Georgiy that tells exactly which of OTMA's diaries are in GARF:

The book "August Sisters of Mercy" has in the introduction information about what GARF has in its archives by the Grand Duchesses. About the diaries, the information is as follows:

Olga: 12 diaries from 1905 - 1917, with the 1910 volume missing. The first entry on 01/01/05 begins "I was at Church with Mama and Papa." Olga's last diary entry was on 15/03/17.

Tatiana: 9 diaries from 1907 - 1916, with the 1911 one missing. The last entry is on 24/10/16. The exercise book she used for a diary for the rest of the year and into 1917, apparantly, she destroyed.

Maria: 3 diaries: 1912, 1913 and 1916.

Anastasia: No diaries. All appear to have been destroyed or lost. There are however some of her exercise books, compositions, drawings, letters etc.

All 4 of course have photo albums and photos in the archives, too.

THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
"A dramatic, powerful narrative and a masterful grasp of life in this vanished world." ~Greg King

Offline koloagirl

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 488
  • Loving each other and having faith always.
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 12:50:31 AM »

Aloha all!

Wow - this sounds like such a wonderful publication that many of us have been eagerly waiting for!  After reading excerpts from it in various publications (as well as here!) - it will be fantastic to read it in its entirety!
Can't wait to get it!

Janet R.
Janet R.

Lalee

  • Guest
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 01:34:16 AM »
Yayy!! I can't wait to finally get it!

I was also wondering, will it be available through Amazon.com?

Offline Michael HR

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 645
  • Imperial Corps Des Pages
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 05:38:25 AM »
You know at this rate I am going to have to have a monthly budget for books! Once you start down the Romanov road there is simply no end insight...

Hell, who cares :)
Remembering the Imperial Corps Des Pages - The Spirit of Imperial Russia


Offline nena

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2927
  • But every spring smells like you.
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 02:29:43 PM »
I completelly agree that is good news!   ;)  Also, thanks to Sarushka and Georgiy for explaining GARF's hold of OTMA's diaries. Also, I was really suprsied Anastasia have not any diary in GARF...-would love to see their albums.
Wonder how many albums each Grand Duchess had? Which number of photos, which period, etc.
I guess they toke many photos just because simply they loved to do it. Also, one part went for postcards, some went to Russian newspapers, and some for their Private albums. Agree? It means, one photo, IMO, were several times copied.
And, back to topic(partly) did OTMA held their own photos in diaries, or in Albums? Just curious.  ;)
-Ars longa, vita brevis -
Mathematics, art and history in ♥

Offline Michael HR

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 645
  • Imperial Corps Des Pages
    • View Profile
Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 02:32:06 PM »
I think Anastasia destroyed her diary whilst in Tobolsk, I read somewhere on the forum.
Remembering the Imperial Corps Des Pages - The Spirit of Imperial Russia