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russianlover76

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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2005, 12:20:52 AM »
Is there any pictures of Xenia and her sister Olga? :)

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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2005, 10:20:25 AM »
I think that Olga and Xzenia had different personalities were not very close, and had different ideas about what they wanted out of life, especially after the Revolution. The reason they led different lives, was different circumstances, and that they wanted different things. I agree with those who say that Olga was a fairly down to earth person. If you read her biography, you agree with this. I think Xzenia was more imperial, but then, I don't know much about her.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2005, 10:21:02 AM »
Thank you Helene

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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2005, 01:10:25 PM »
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I think there are many of those in the forum  :) , here one of them :

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Angevine/ox.jpg


lovely picture, do you mind if i color that?

well i think that the sisters were close. i mean when your little kids you fight a tons! trust me i have 2 sisters, i and i fight will all of them. like my parents say you'll need each other in the future. i mean i think you grow closer when your older. just because olga was left in a artment doesn't mean people didn't care about her. they just had diffrent fates.

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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2005, 07:23:14 AM »
I saw a documentary about grandduchess Olga the other day. She was really a very interesting person. As you all know she was not happy in her first marriage. Her huband was gay but refused her a divorce. Right before the end of WW l Nicolas granted his sister Olga permission for divorcing. In WW l she was a nurse for Russian soldiers. She was really in love with her second husband and he loved her very much and he loved her too ery much. At the end of the War she left Russia and went wih her mother to Denmark. For hr mother she was a companian, a sort of lady in waiting. The influence and interference of her mother in her life made her feel prisoned. She developed a passion to be really free and "normal" as any aother woman. She bought a farm in Denmark were she was very happy together with her husband and 2 sons. She helped Russian refugees and was openly accused for crimes against he Russian state by the Russians. By then she got afraid that the Russians would ask the Danes to "sent" the grandduchess back to Russia (as prisoner that is). The Danish government was afraid too in that time for the Russians. That is why she decided to move to Canada to be really free and safe away from Russia. Her 2 sons had already married Danish "common" girls in the village where they lived in Denmark, so the whole family including sons and daughters in law went to Canada. First they had a farm but as she and her huband grew older they moved into a Canadian town which name I can not remember. She had many friends overthere, including Russians. So, she really left Denmark out of fear for the Russians. Finnally in Canada she was free. As she always had wanted. It was such a moving story and I was so impressed of her love for her second husband and children. It moved me. Her granddaughter told at the end of the documentary that she was in the room when her grandfather died. She (Olga) had nursed him and when he died she kissed him and crossed his hands. Then she started to paint. This is what she always did, painting and forgetting the world around her. It was really impressive. I did not know much about Olga but what a woman she must have been.
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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2005, 11:45:36 AM »
Hi everyone

I've always been interested in Olga Alexandrovna, a lady who I respect and admire, I was wondfering if either of her sons's (one called Tikhon?) from her second marriage are still alive. I know they were both born around 1920 so it's plausible they are still alive!

I did have a quick look before posting this here to check there weren't any other threads like this and couldn't see any. I also hope it's in the right section! Please feel free to move it if it's in the wrong place.

All help is appreciated

Rachael

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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2005, 12:09:08 PM »
hi Rachael89!

Sorry to disappoint, but Tikhon Kulikovsky (b. 1917) died in 1993, his brother Yuri (b. 1919) having predeceased him in 1984. However Olga's four grandchildren are still living!

You posted in the right place, by the way!

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2005, 12:09:38 PM »
A pic of Olga, her husband and their sons:

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« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2005, 12:43:30 PM »
Thankyou very much for the information it was just what I was looking for, and the lovely photo! It is sad that they have both passed away but they were old and it's wonderful that Olga's grandchildren still live on ;D! I'm guesing they don't have any titles do they?

Olga looks alot more relaxed in the picture of her with her family than some of her with her first husband, I feel sorry for her then she seemed very uncomfortable!

Rachael

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2005, 06:46:19 PM »


Olga's granddaughter, Xenia Kulikovsky, daughter of Yuri.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2005, 06:48:49 PM »


Xenia's son, Paul Edward Kulikovsky.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2005, 08:13:33 PM »


The Kulikovsky Family

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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2005, 08:18:19 PM »


HIH Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2005, 10:49:20 PM »
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Thankyou very much for the information it was just what I was looking for, and the lovely photo! It is sad that they have both passed away but they were old and it's wonderful that Olga's grandchildren still live on ;D! I'm guesing they don't have any titles do they?

Olga looks alot more relaxed in the picture of her with her family than some of her with her first husband, I feel sorry for her then she seemed very uncomfortable!

Rachael


No titles. These pass in the paternal, not the maternal, line. So, all of Olga's descendants are commoners.

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« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2005, 10:57:22 PM »
Paul Edward looks alot like Alexander III.

And that pearl necklace must have been treasured by Olga, as she wore it throughout her long life. I wonder if her grandaughter wears it now. I hope so.