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Offline Kalafrana

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #675 on: August 03, 2014, 03:47:34 AM »
Given that Olga was at the time still married to Peter of Oldenburg, I very much doubt whether the society gathered at her house was in any way second- rate. I imagine the officers the girls met there were handpick end young men from leading families.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #676 on: August 03, 2014, 09:16:20 PM »
Yes indeed - "snob" is definitely the first word to come to mind. Just who would be considered "real society"?

I can't help but be a little incredulous that Marie of Coburg is criticizing Empress Alexandra's mothering - to the daughter whose own personal life lent much fodder for gossip!

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #677 on: August 04, 2014, 01:13:27 AM »
Well...Alicky went the other extreme and so her daughters were isolated from society. They could only form inappropriate attachments from guards & soldiers. Had she taken a leaf from Marie of Coburg's book at least 2 of her daughters may have survived and safely married.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #678 on: August 13, 2014, 02:43:59 PM »
I have never seen this photo of Olga before

Via Irina & Felix

Letter and drawing from Olga to her father from Gatchina.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #679 on: August 14, 2014, 03:44:09 AM »
Any idea how old Olga was when she wrote that letter (interesting that she wrote it in English)? I'm guessing 10 or so from the tone and handwriting, but the drawings are very good for that sort of age.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #680 on: August 14, 2014, 06:30:22 AM »
Could it be this was writing paper with printed pictures?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #681 on: August 14, 2014, 07:56:15 AM »
I'm not sure that she drew the pictures.

Her penmanship as a child is better than mine has ever been. I wonder if she was "graded" on the letter, as part of her English instruction?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #682 on: August 14, 2014, 01:57:52 PM »
I wonder if she was "graded" on the letter, as part of her English instruction?

In "The Last Grand Duchess" Ian Vorres said because of their rank they received no grades and their professors weren't even allowed to ask them questions.


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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #683 on: August 14, 2014, 02:48:27 PM »
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Could it be this was writing paper with printed pictures?
I think you're right. Seems to me the most likely explanation, unless the drawings were made by someone else for her.
After death, there is not death, but life.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #684 on: November 26, 2014, 11:37:14 PM »
Olga's last home is up for sale in Toronto - I'm quoted in this article in the Toronto Star (Carolyn Harris) about Olga's life in Canada.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/11/25/shabby_toronto_apartment_was_once_home_to_russias_grand_duchess_olga.html


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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #685 on: December 02, 2014, 03:23:03 PM »
Olga Alexandrovna



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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #687 on: December 27, 2014, 11:12:33 PM »
Definitely her father's daughter.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #688 on: January 09, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »
Olga with her grandchildren


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Olga with her brother in law Alexander Mikhailovich


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