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Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:33:52 AM »
I agree !

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:48:17 AM »
You're so talented, Ally. It's stunning!

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:23:32 AM »
Amazing work, Lanie, you should do more :)

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: July 15, 2017, 10:47:43 AM »
Wow, gorgeous ! You're incredible, Ally !

A very happy birthday, Tatiana !

I think I'm gonna buy your book, Margarita, as it looks pretty interesting. It's been a few years since I wanted to do it but it was always "out of stock" on Amazon. I'm delighted to see it's been reprinted, and with new infos inside :)

Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Posting and You!
« on: February 27, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
Hi there ;) welcome on board, it's great to see new members here. The forum is getting so quiet,almost like it's dead.

Hope you'll have a ball hanging around ! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by PM.

Forum Announcements / Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:52:41 AM »
Hy Skatepixie ;) It's good to see former posters back :)

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: March 16, 2016, 01:44:27 PM »
I sure agree with Tim. They are gorgeous !

Oh I'm jealous, Ally :) ! Mine still hasn't arrived.

Well said, Helen. This is so true.

I agree with everything you said, FA. Doing another DNA test is pointless.

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XIII
« on: December 17, 2015, 05:08:42 PM »
But what three girls are in the photo? MA and Olga or Tatiana?
Looks like Anastasia, Maria and Olga to me...

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Olga Photographs IV
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:49:10 PM »
Do you have a photobucket account, Sanochka? If you don't, then you can't post pictures on the forum. That's the only way, unfortunately.

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: question about a letter
« on: October 24, 2015, 02:55:41 AM »
About this letter, see here:

Another letter mistakenly attributed to Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna:

In Steinberg's "Fall of the Romanovs", p. 154, is a letter purportedly from Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna to her aunt, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna.

However, an examination of the original manuscript in GARF shows that it is actually in Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna's handwriting, and it was written to her aunt and godmother, the Dowager Queen of the Hellenes, Olga Constantinovna.

Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna's godmother was Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, whom she would never have address as "Godmother", but rather, as "Grandmother".

Once the true author of this letter has been established, the contents make much more sense.

"Mama" = Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, with whom Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna was planning to flee to the Crimea soon.

"Nieces and their parents" = NAOTMAA

And Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna had written "matrosiki" (sailors), *not* "matroshki" (dollies)!

It was a cry from her heart over the role that their beloved sailors were playing in the revolutionary events. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna knew that Queen Olga would share her intense grief, since they both were patrons of the Russian navy and very fond of its sailors.

For the record, the archivists at GARF agreed with the above analysis. They have now moved this letter from Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna's file to that of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna.

Hope that helps.

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