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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #450 on: July 08, 2013, 05:41:41 PM »
it is nice to know that Maria Feodorovna did acknowledge that Nicholas did make Olga happy. Who knows why Xenia did not like Olga's Nicholas, perhaps she shared her mother's opinions or perhaps she was a little bit envious of Olga being married to a man that she loved, just opinion but who knows

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #451 on: July 08, 2013, 09:24:16 PM »
it is nice to know that Maria Feodorovna did acknowledge that Nicholas did make Olga happy. Who knows why Xenia did not like Olga's Nicholas, perhaps she shared her mother's opinions or perhaps she was a little bit envious of Olga being married to a man that she loved, just opinion but who knows

Ah, well, Sandro and Xenia loved each other also, but as happens so often, they grew apart. *If* Xenia expressed a negative opinion of Nikolai Kulikovsky, I'm sure it had everything to do with his (lack of) pedigree. He conducted himself impeccably toward the family (according to Olga, but I have never seen this disputed.) Precisely why Olga has always been my favourite Romanov - she displayed none of that sort of snobbery.

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« Reply #452 on: July 09, 2013, 03:04:53 AM »
Nikolai Kulikovsky was a Guards officer, so he cannot have come from too far down the social heap. He and Olga were a pleasant and unpretentious pair - my favourite picture of them shows Olga holding the infant Tikhon, while Nikolai stands ready with the pram!

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #453 on: July 09, 2013, 11:22:15 AM »
Nikolai Kulikovsky was a Guards officer, so he cannot have come from too far down the social heap. He and Olga were a pleasant and unpretentious pair - my favourite picture of them shows Olga holding the infant Tikhon, while Nikolai stands ready with the pram!

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Olga described him as coming from a "prominent military family". She went on to say that she "cared nothing for such things." : ) But, he didn't have a "title"... well. I know the photo you mean, Ann - you're right, it is gorgeous.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #454 on: July 09, 2013, 11:28:35 AM »
I was searching for the photo Ann cited, and I came across this one, which I'd never seen before:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/935918_206103726180316_1731263954_n.jpg

Does anyone happen to have it larger?

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« Reply #455 on: July 09, 2013, 11:31:39 AM »
And here is a (really tiny) version of the photo Ann spoke of:

http://encycl.opentopia.com/enimages/thumb/982/981069/340px-Romanovfamily.jpg

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #456 on: July 09, 2013, 02:28:24 PM »
I was searching for the photo Ann cited, and I came across this one, which I'd never seen before:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/935918_206103726180316_1731263954_n.jpg

Does anyone happen to have it larger?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #457 on: July 09, 2013, 10:06:01 PM »
THANK you, Carolath Habsburg, for the larger images! Now, can anyone identify the bald gentleman with the mustache who is facing Maria Feodorovna? The woman in the foreground is obviously one of Olga's fellow nursing sisters, but what about the man of whom you can only see the top half of his face, on the far right? Who's he?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #458 on: July 10, 2013, 03:03:44 AM »
Bear in mind also that in 1917 it was quite advanced for a man to be pushing a pram!

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« Reply #459 on: July 10, 2013, 04:57:18 AM »
Great pictures!  I really like the one with Nicholas pushing the pram and yes in 1917 it was advanced for a man to be pushing a pram, though it definitely depended on the man as well! 

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #460 on: July 10, 2013, 02:46:06 PM »
Yeah, those are great photos. Thanks for posting them!

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #461 on: July 10, 2013, 03:14:25 PM »
Now, can anyone identify the bald gentleman with the mustache who is facing Maria Feodorovna?

That's GD Alexander, "Sandro", Xenia's husband.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #462 on: July 10, 2013, 04:28:50 PM »
Nikolai Kulikovsky was a Guards officer, so he cannot have come from too far down the social heap. He and Olga were a pleasant and unpretentious pair - my favourite picture of them shows Olga holding the infant Tikhon, while Nikolai stands ready with the pram!

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Olga described him as coming from a "prominent military family". She went on to say that she "cared nothing for such things." : ) But, he didn't have a "title"... well. I know the photo you mean, Ann - you're right, it is gorgeous.

Could there also have been some disapproval of the unconventional situation Olga and Nikolai were in for several years while she was still married to Peter?
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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #463 on: July 10, 2013, 06:34:19 PM »
I bet that there must of been.  I know that many of the Romanov men had mistresses and some even had children by their mistresses but I bet that was more accepted but for a married woman who was also a Grand Duchess there must of been disapproval.  Though I know that there was a considerable age difference between Olga and Peter

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #464 on: July 10, 2013, 09:36:44 PM »
Now, can anyone identify the bald gentleman with the mustache who is facing Maria Feodorovna?

That's GD Alexander, "Sandro", Xenia's husband.

Oh my goodness, I didn't recognize him without his hair!