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Offline AnnaLivadia

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Olga and Maria
« on: May 25, 2015, 07:36:28 AM »
I guess it's topic already used but  it seems that's a pair that people talk less even though they really seemed very close .
I wish we knew more ...

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 08:25:38 AM »
I also wish we knew  more about relationship between T and M, O and M, Anastasia and T,  Anastasia and Olga, etc., did Olga favourited one of her sisters for most?
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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 08:34:04 AM »
Yeah ,that would be so awesome . It feels like they kept secrets with them in a way . We will never know everything but that would be great to know at least a little more :)

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 09:13:33 AM »
This pair surely shared more secrets regarding their crushes on Shvedov (for Olga) and Demenkov (you already know for whom, haha). If I recall correctly, I haven't read from Tatiana's or Anastasia's letters a mention of Shvedov as Olga's apple of the eye. I only recall reading about that topic on Marie's letters to their Papa.
Also Olga seemed to talk about boys more to Maria after she got a leave from nursing work. Of course, we know the reason why ~ those two seem to be so boy-crazy at the same extent! xD

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 09:30:28 AM »
Yeah , I can imagine Maria and Olga sharing secrets about boys but it seems to me that they were close even in the childhood . Maybe not in the first years since Olga and Tatiana were closer but I can definetely see something in the pictures . .. I don't interfere with the idea of " The big pair" and " Little pair " but there was definetely more and nuanced relationships between the four of them ( Tatiana and Maria , Maria and Olga , Anastasia and Tatiana ) but there were very often featured  in pictures by pair if you see what I mean .

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 10:08:54 AM »
I see what you mean, and yep, I agree with you that they were close since childhood (aside from the time O and T didn't allow Maria to join them on their plays).
Yes again, there was something more for one's relationship to another... and this pairing of Olga and Maria seems very noticeable aside from the usual BP-LP pairings.

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 10:18:47 AM »
That's great that I'm not the only one to see it :) We don't know if Olga had a favorite sister or if Maria had one too but I think the four of them a closest sister . They say that Tanya was Alexandra's favorite but actually , she was closer to Tatiana but she loved all of them . According to what I read Maria wrote to her mother to ask if Olga could have her own room . It really means that Maria really wanted to please Olga :) Tatiana looks very protective with Nastya ( with her hand on her shoulder ) , a true big sister with her  . 

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Re: Olga and Maria
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 12:02:18 PM »
I always got the sense that Anastasia and Maria were not as close with Tatiana as the were with each other or Olga. I think it's clear that O & T shared a special bond and that Olga's affection for Maria may well have exceeded even that. Anastasia and Maria were clearly very close as well. I can see T perhaps caring slightly more for A on account of the age difference and that true big sister-little sister maternal vibe. But of course this is all rather speculative.

What seems obvious is that they were all very close and forced to, in many ways, create a tight-knit unit. Most groupings such as OTMA(A) will feature some type of sibling rivalry, but that seems almost non-existent here. Olga submitted to Tatiana in a surprising way that one might ordinarily expect to see from a sibling several years younger (not 19 months older). Maria meanwhile, despite her age and size advantage, seem to express no qualms about Anastasia calling the shots. Then of course once you throw Alexei into the mix you have a rather unique situation.
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