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Re: Olga Stats
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2005, 07:10:43 AM »
What do you mean by saying that she got a misterious look Carol? Maybe that she was melancholic? That would be quite true I guess, as she looks a bit like that on the photos - don't you think :-/

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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2005, 08:39:51 PM »
Maybe Carol means that she had a haunting look about her as Tatiana did.

She also was purportedly a talented mezzo soprano vocalist.

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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2005, 08:25:11 PM »
Didn't she go into a depression during the war.

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2008, 01:40:22 AM »
Please, somebody help me! Is there anyone who can tell me OTMAīs heights in centimetres?

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Re: Olga Stats
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2008, 08:30:57 AM »
Please, somebody help me! Is there anyone who can tell me OTMAīs heights in centimetres?


Skeleton #3 (Olga) had a femur length of 38.9 centimeters, and a humerus length of 27.1.

These formulas will give you an estimate based on the IF's remains:
2.38(femur length) + 61.41 cm = height in centimeters +/- 3.27
3.08 (humerus length) + 70.45 = height in centimeters +/- 4.05

The first formula gives a result of 153.992 cm
The second puts her at 153.918 cm

So Olga was probably about 154 cm tall, though the formulas can vary by 3-4 centimeters.

(The measurements and formulas come from this site.)
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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2008, 09:41:43 AM »
Thank you Sarushak!

Wow! So she was even smaller than me? Iīm 157cm :)

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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2008, 11:05:58 AM »
Gosh, you're right -- that seems much too short. I thought Anastasia was about 5'2, or 157 cm.

Makes me wonder about those formulas suddenly!

I'll do some more looking around...
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Re: Olga Stats
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2008, 12:14:37 PM »
According to Robert Massie in The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dr. William Maples estimated the height of skeleton #3 (Olga) at "just under five feet, five inches" or 166.37 cm.
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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2008, 12:19:24 PM »
I guess thatīs the right numebr! If Olga would be so small, can you imagine just how small Anastasia would be :)

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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2008, 03:30:38 AM »
Wow, that means Olga was about my height or just a little bit taller. Perhaps back in those days, what seemed "tall" might seem of around average height to us today...

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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2008, 02:34:53 PM »
Yeah, 5'5 is a little short today. Back then, maybe not. I'm the shortest of all my friends and cousins who are the same age, and I'm 5'6. My 13 year old cousin is 5'10! Of course, the food we eat nowadays has a lot to do with it.

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She also was purportedly a talented mezzo soprano vocalist.

I've heard that, but I read it in the book Anna Anderson wrote, so I didn't take it seriously. What's your source?

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Re: Olga Stats
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2008, 08:27:13 PM »
Sophia Buxhoeveden also confirmed that Olga "sang prettily in a mezzo-soprano."


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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2008, 05:10:28 AM »
If I may add, I noticed Mr. Gilliard favourited Olga, I dont know why, she is the most intelleget, charm girl, etc. He ofthenly(in book Thirteen years at the Russian Court) mention her sentences.....I think Olga was one lady who might be change Russia.

 
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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2008, 09:32:47 AM »
It's quite true that Gilliard spoke highly of Olga's charm, intellect, and her potential. However, many of Olga's admirers tend to overlook this additonal observation from Gilliard's memoirs:

"Olga Nicolaievna did not fulfil the hopes I had set upon her. Her fine intellect failed to find the elements necessary to its development. Instead of making progress she began to go back."

In a different environment, I agree that Olga might have been capable of great things. As a royal, however, I think her prospects were limited by her time, place, and station.
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Re: Olga Stats
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2008, 10:46:21 AM »
She was also the only one who seemed to understand the political situation in Russia.