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Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 03:53:50 PM »
Here is what I know about the two cossacks.
Timofej Ksenofontovich Jasjtjik (Yaschik), 1878-1946. Kuban-cossack, and served as cossack to Nicholas II and then MF from 1915-1928.  
After MF's death he had a little shop in Copenhagen. He was married to Marfa Sidorska who was killed by the bolschevics in 1921. Jasjtjik keept correspondance with his children who all lived in Russia. He remarried in Denmark, and he also wrote his memoirs.

Kiril Ivanovich Poljakov, 1879-1934, Don-cossack, and served from before 1916(I don't know exactly when he started) until 1928, whereafter he got a job cleaning bottles in a wine-shop . He was married to a russian woman but that is all I know.


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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 04:00:38 PM »
Yastjik and Poljakov on board the HMS Marlborough.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 04:30:36 PM »
Here is a link to a museum that displays some of the things that belonged to Yastjik (you can click on the images to enlarge them)
http://www.thm.dk/rusgalla/rusgalla_14.htm

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006, 07:59:28 PM »
Thank you so much for the great info and pictures. I am also going to check out the link.

You don't happen to have any other pics of servants from the Marlborough?

Thanks again!

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006, 07:08:39 PM »
Does anyone know who Marie Feodorovna's closest friends were? I am very interested in those who kept in contact with her during 1916-1919. I think I read that Princess Zenaide Yussupov and Eugenia of Oldenburg were both close friends of hers.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006, 02:05:09 PM »
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Does anyone know who Marie Feodorovna's closest friends were? I am very interested in those who kept in contact with her during 1916-1919. I think I read that Princess Zenaide Yussupov and Eugenia of Oldenburg were both close friends of hers.

Thanks!

One of her closest friends was Countess Elizabeth Vorontsov-Dashkov. "Lili" was a lady in waiting and friend from her earliest days in Russia.Till 1897 when  he became viceroy of the Caucauses her husband was head of the Imperial household.Lili was in the Crimea during all that time.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 09:29:14 AM »
That makes sense. I think I read that her late husband had been a close friend of Alexander III.

Was Princess Eugenie of Oldenburg still a close friend of the Dowager Empress's or did the annulment of Olga's marriage to Eugenie's son Peter but a damper on this?

I also remember reading in Grand Duchess Xenia's biography about Prince George Schervashidze. He seemed to be a close friend of Marie's (he may have worked for her in some capacity, it wasn't clear). He unfortunately died while in the Crimea between 1917-1918.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 01:07:26 PM »
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That makes sense. I think I read that her late husband had been a close friend of Alexander III.

Was Princess Eugenie of Oldenburg still a close friend of the Dowager Empress's or did the annulment of Olga's marriage to Eugenie's son Peter but a damper on this?

I also remember reading in Grand Duchess Xenia's biography about Prince George Schervashidze. He seemed to be a close friend of Marie's (he may have worked for her in some capacity, it wasn't clear). He unfortunately died while in the Crimea between 1917-1918.

Thanks again!

Prince Shervashidze and Marie's relationship is discussed in detail in Corynne Hall's book on Marie.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 02:09:24 PM »
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Thank you so much for the great info and pictures. I am also going to check out the link.

You don't happen to have any other pics of servants from the Marlborough?

Thanks again!


You are welcome.  :)
No, I don't have any other pictures, except this common seen picture of the passengers and crew members. :-/



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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2006, 03:01:41 PM »
That is one more reason I would love to find a copy of this rare book.

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 05:09:31 PM »
Another close friend was Countess Zinaida Mengden, who followed MF to Denmark were she lived at Hvidøre until MF's death, and then moved to a small appartment in Copenhagen were she died in 1950.


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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 05:11:48 PM »
Prince Sjervasjidze in november 1917. He died 10.april 1918

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Re: Friends and servants of Marie Fedorovna
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006, 12:31:20 PM »
Thank you for the wonderful picture of the Prince! I love to put faces to names.

I have read of Countess Zina Mengden several times. I think she was with the Dowager Empress in Kiev during the war. It seems that she, along with Princess "Aprak" Obolensky, were very devoted to the Dowager Empress.

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2006, 02:31:05 PM »
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Thank you for the wonderful picture of the Prince! I love to put faces to names.

I have read of Countess Zina Mengden several times. I think she was with the Dowager Empress in Kiev during the war. It seems that she, along with Princess "Aprak" Obolensky, were very devoted to the Dowager Empress.

Thanks again!

Princess Alexandra Alexandrovna Obolensky nee Countess Apraxine was the principal lady in waiting and a childless widow. Her husband was an offical at Alexander III's court & a brother of Princes Valerian & Platon Obolensky( so an uncle of Prince Serge the author of " One Man in his Time" and till his death the darling of NYC cafe society).The Princess ended up in a home in Paris like so many of her world....