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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2013, 03:38:35 PM »
Olga's diary. January 8, 1917. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=534314706617797&set=a.528470660535535.1073741831.113360175379921&type=1&theater

That's interesting. Note that Carol of Rumania was in Tsarskoe Selo, 1/8/1917, for breakfast with the IF. Olga still doesn't seem too sympathetic, with a possibly sarcastic , "with his large retinue." I wonder how political this visit was, with the prospect of Rumania entering the war. Or might it have been more of a dynastic or family thing?

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2013, 10:27:19 AM »
IMO, Olga was just stating the facts and left her opinions out of it in this entry. Carol of Romania was there, and had a lot of people with him.

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2013, 11:25:41 AM »
IMO, Olga was just stating the facts and left her opinions out of it in this entry. Carol of Romania was there, and had a lot of people with him.

In the style of royal diary writing in those day, they didn't generally state their opinions, just facts. But I often noticed in Olga's diaries you can in fact "read between the lines" so to speak, and you can figure a lot of things by HOW she stated these facts. And once a while she definitely did write down her feelings and opinions on something or other... Especially in the later entries. She talked very emotionally about Rasputin's death for instance...

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2013, 02:37:59 PM »
Olga's diary.  January 26, 1917:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=535515893164345&set=pb.113360175379921.-2207520000.1370806626.&type=3&permPage=1

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Re: The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2013, 03:20:32 PM »
Just for you, Sarushka ;)   In honor of the birthday of Grand Duchess Tatiaina Nikolaevna (10 June, 1897 New Style): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=535941426455125&set=pb.113360175379921.-2207520000.1370895036.&type=3&theater

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