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Offline LisaDavidson

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #405 on: January 29, 2008, 12:16:04 AM »
I don't think Olga and Alicky were "great friends". She was the younger sister-in-law, who kept to her own than to voice her opinions like other Romanovs... :(

Is this your opinion or do you have a source for this? I'm asking because there's ample evidence of the Empress being friends with both of her sisters in law via letters and photos at least early in her marriage. My impression is that the friendship with Xenia cooled first, as Xenia kept having boys while HIM kept having girls. Also, Xenia and Sandro began having marital problems. The friendship with Olga is fairly well documented and seems to have remained for much longer. While Olga was unhappily married, she appears to have remained close to her brother and his family. The only thing negative I've ever found in their friendship was the Empress complaining about Olga getting remarried during the War. I never once heard of Olga not speaking her mind to her brother and his wife, so I am wondering why you said this?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #406 on: January 29, 2008, 10:07:37 AM »
I don't think Olga and Alicky were "great friends". She was the younger sister-in-law, who kept to her own than to voice her opinions like other Romanovs... :(
Eric, you must tell us yr sources for this opinion...we know how you like our statements verifying.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #407 on: February 09, 2008, 10:02:48 AM »
Olga Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, sister of Nicolas II (1882-1960).
Letter autograph signed: "Olga", Petersburg, January 6, 1896, addressed to his cousin Prince Aage of Denmark (1887-1940), p. 4 In-4, Text in English.
At the bottom of the letter Grand Duchess drew two cartoons depicting Nina and Christo [Prince Christopher of Greece].
Translation: "Aage darling, thank you for the letter you sent me, it made me very happy. I am really sorry for not having written sooner but Christmas was approaching and I was preparing all kinds of things so I n 'really had no time. splendid We plants and the Naxy you and appreciate very much. I suppose you have in the garden. Bobby My greet you. I asked him if he had a message to send and he said yes. I have a new horse and I am sure you love the mount.
It is really very large, larger than yourself. If you like thank Naxy and Erich [nickname of Erik Prince of Denmark (1890-1950)] on my part for their beautiful Christmas cards and embraces your father and mother for me and also thanked for their Christmas cards. I hope your sister Marguerite [Duchess of Magenta] is doing well. Here, my little nieces come play with XĂ©nia [his sister] and Nicky [nickname of his brother Emperor Nicolas II]. Mr Heath t'envoie his compliments. Nanna embrace you all, as well as Misha. [Nickname, the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878-1918), brother of Nicolas II] and I embrace Nina Naxy, Erik and Vigo [Viggo prince of Denmark (1893-1970)]. Nanna sends all his affection for Nina. Je t'embrasse 1000 times and please do me, your loving cousin Olga. "

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Lettre/12011874968962811.jpg

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #408 on: March 04, 2008, 01:43:09 PM »
I have both of these images without the watermark, just PM me and I'll send it your way!




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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #410 on: March 18, 2008, 07:47:11 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/world/europe/18laurus.html?ref=world

She calls herself Princess Kulikovskaya-Romanova. I doubt that Olga's husband had a title.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #411 on: March 18, 2008, 09:55:12 PM »
Thank you for letting me know who Olga was with in that picture. :) I'm not sure where I found all of them. I uploaded them ages ago, but I do know that several of them are also posted at a Russian website along with copies of what appear to be watercolors by Olga.
http://history-gatchina.ru/owners/olga/olga2.htm

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1
« Reply #412 on: March 20, 2008, 12:30:04 PM »
Well, I can lock this thread, and then anyone wanting to post or reply would have to start an Olga A II! Done.