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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2008, 02:33:43 PM »
I did it also(read it), but reason? And she destoyed all? How Maria didn't?

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2008, 04:08:02 PM »
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.  ;)

To my knowledge, each of the grand duchesses and Aleksei had their own personal photo albums, and they did choose their own photos. They included both formal and informal shots, as well as postcards. I don't know how many albums each of the children had. Raegan might know, as she's been to GARF.


I think Anastasia destroyed her diary whilst in Tobolsk, I read somewhere on the forum.

Yes, according to Nicholas's diary on 9/22 April 1918, Maria and Anastasia both burned their diaries upon Yakovlev's arrival in Tobolsk -- even before he announced the tsar was to be transferred. Unfortunately, Nicholas doesn't specify how many diaries each girl burned -- only the 1918 volumes, or more? I've always wondered if Anastasia burned ALL her diaries that night, or if the remaining volumes were simply lost.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2008, 04:45:03 PM »
Correct!
I can mention Maria's album for year 1917, for example.

Alexandra's one for for 1911 and 1915.

I think also, IF never seen some pics. taken by servants - during captivity, or during ceremonies, correct? Yes, I've always wondered did Anastasia burned all diaries....? Hope once we'll know more about it. Also, many Romanov goods, how to say, are outside of Russia, at Germany, at museums.  Can it posiible some their images, or diaries(but I highly doubt) are still kept somewhere else? 

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2008, 05:59:40 PM »
I'm also curious in an off-topic-y kind of way. Why were the girls allowed to burn their diaries? I am assuming that they could not have burned them without the guards awareness. Did they have permission to do this? Were the diaries examined before being consigned to what I guess would have been a stove?

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2008, 06:15:01 PM »
I don't think the guards were regularly present in the family's rooms. I would presume the IF could have tossed a few items in the stove or fireplace without anyone of consequence noticing.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 11:09:37 AM »
Does somebody have the diaries of Grand Duchesses in Russian? The GARF is so far...
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 12:33:06 PM »
I've already ordered a copy trough van Hoogstraten.

Teddy -- I emailed van Hoogstraten asking about price and availability of Olga's diary but got no response. Do you have any information you can share regarding cost or publication date?
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2008, 02:21:48 AM »
I have no idea how such things work. Could anyone tell me when itīs going to be for sale on the Amazon? (if itīs ever oging to be...)

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2008, 08:26:36 AM »
Gilbert's Royal Books occasionally sells some of their books on eBay, but I'm not sure about Amazon. You can email Paul Gilbert directly to ask about Olga's Diary: gilbertsroyalbooks@yahoo.com.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 04:58:32 PM »
Raegan has kindly sent me a link that has some information on her book:

Check it Out!

Here is a summary of the link:

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Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, the last tsar and tsarina of Russia kept meticulous diaries throughout their lives, recording their day-to-day lives in sometimes intimate detail. It was a pastime that they passed onto their children, including their eldest daughter, Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaievna.

Her 1913 diary is truly exceptional. Not only does it coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, but for the first time ever, readers will truly come to “know” Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaievna and her family on a truly personal level.

Through her daily entries, we see the young grand duchess emerge as a young woman when she reaches her 18th birthday in November. We read of her concerns for her mother’s health and that of her younger brother, Alexei, who suffers from haemophilia and her younger sister, Tatiana, who recovers from typhoid. Her playful character comes alive when she is with her siblings, her cousins and her dear Aunt Olga. She takes us on journeys aboard her beloved Standart through the Finnish archipelago and to the Crimea where it seems the family is happiest. They spend several months at Livadia, their palace on the Russian Riviera. We learn that Olga likes to smoke and is an incorrigible flirt. She opens her heart to innocent love that can never be with several dashing officers: N.P, AKSH and dear S., all of whom she never divulges their true identity.

In July 1918, Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaievna and her family were murdered by the Bolsheviks in the Ural city of Ekaterinburg.

Olga’s 1913 Diary is published in English for the first time thanks to the efforts of Raegan Baker, Editor and Sergei Mironenko, Director of the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF).

ITEM # 1027
Published 2008
NEW Trade Paperback edition
173 pages with 12 B&W photos
$25.00 PLUS S&H - PRICES IN US DOLLARS

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No date yet on when it will come out, but I have to admit, the summary of the diary sounds really fascinating to me!
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 05:18:34 PM »
Hurrah!
Reagan,
Will it also published in russian? I would prefer to read the original!!
With other people from Europa: how can we get the book! America is so far and post so expensive!

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2008, 06:30:26 PM »
Thank you for that lovely summary, Laura!
I do hope it will be available from Amazon soon!

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2008, 09:10:14 AM »
Hey all,

I received an email from Gilbert's Royal Books this morning with a link to the following page announcing that Olga's 1913 diary will debut this month:

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

The book is not available yet -- not even for pre-order -- but you can check this page for updates:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/grb/grbpg27.html
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2008, 09:39:40 AM »
To US residents contemplating ordering Olga's diary from Gilbert's Royal Books:

I'm thinking we *might* be able save some money on shipping if we band together and place a group order. Gilbert charges $15 for the first book, and $4 for each additional book to the US -- that's on par with postage rates from Europe!

Depending on how many orders we can accumulate, it could be cheaper to share the cost of Canadian postage, ship all the books to myself, then repackage them and charge each of you for domestic shipping. It may well turn out to be too complicated to pull off, but it sounds good in theory at least. (Just like Communism.) Please PM me if you're interested.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2008, 11:41:41 AM »
I hope the pictures she includes are some new ones!


That's a good idea, Sarushka. I'll have to get back to you if I'm going to try it, though. I might have to get this as a Christmas present if I don't have enough money.