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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #255 on: October 14, 2011, 11:15:46 PM »
I can't remember off hand, but I am pretty certain some of Maria's diary from 1916 is published in Sisters of Mercy.

Yes, that's right -- 118 entries from Maria's 1916 diary appear in RSM.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #256 on: October 14, 2011, 11:50:56 PM »
What is "The Sisters of Mercy"  and how does one get to read it?

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #257 on: October 15, 2011, 12:44:48 AM »
What is "The Sisters of Mercy"  and how does one get to read it?

Sarah had already posted the link in the previous page  ;D
Anyway: here you can read more: http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=64
The book is entirely in russian, you can buy on Ozon.ru and is a collection of letters and diary entries of the family... that is what i understood, since i haven't it yet.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #258 on: October 15, 2011, 02:15:49 PM »
Another roadblock for those who did not read Russian.

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #259 on: October 15, 2011, 02:24:33 PM »
Another roadblock for those who did not read Russian.

That's quite the reason why i chose to study Language and not Literature at the college - i needed russian too much!
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #260 on: October 15, 2011, 02:26:59 PM »
It comes in handy if you are into Romanovs....

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #261 on: October 16, 2011, 11:01:59 AM »
There is an on-line version of "Sisters of Mercy" (not whole the book, but all Alexandra's and girls' entries).
Only in Russian, sorry((

Foreword - http://emalkrest.narod.ru/txt/meds-prd.htm
1914 - http://emalkrest.narod.ru/txt/det14.htm
1915 - http://emalkrest.narod.ru/txt/det15.htm
1916 - http://emalkrest.narod.ru/txt/det16.htm
1917 - http://emalkrest.narod.ru/txt/det17.htm
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #262 on: October 17, 2011, 01:26:33 AM »
That's awesome thank you! 

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2011, 10:09:58 AM »
Antonina thank you very very much for the wonderful links! =)
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #264 on: October 17, 2011, 09:08:58 PM »
Regarding the online "Sisters of Mercy" excerpts......we English speakers can use an online translator to read it!  It is a slower process and the translation is not always the best, but it works.......I have tried it.

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #265 on: October 17, 2011, 09:42:57 PM »
You're welcome!
In it's foreword there is a description of GD's personal funds in GARF:
Olga - 271 units of storage, diaries 1905 - 15/03/1917; 1910 is  absent.
Tatiana - 325 units of storage, diaries 1907 - 24.10. 1916; 1911  is  absent.
Maria - 278 units of storage,  diaries 1912, 1913, 1916.
Anastasia - 129 units of storage, no diaries.
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #266 on: October 18, 2011, 12:45:59 AM »
Thanks again Antonina!
Since i'm an hard worker, i'm translating every letter/entry into my language LOL google translator is not enough if you are obsessed with the details like i am... and if there's a voice saying to you: "You have studied russian, you MUST translate them"!! LOL
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #267 on: October 18, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
I will be including a lot of the translations from Sisters of Mercy in my Olga's diaries book, mostly Olga's diary entries as well as her letters. Maybe some of the others, I haven't decided yet...
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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #268 on: October 18, 2011, 10:17:14 AM »
I would recommend anyone interested in Russian history take a course in introductory Russian - knowing the syntax of a Russian sentence, basic vocabulary and how to read the Cyrillic alphabet helps immensely with reading Russian texts, even if online translation is necessary for the more complicated vocabulary and grammar. The classes I took used the "Teach Youself Russian books and CDS" and "Essential Russian Grammar" - very useful!

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Re: 1913 Diary of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna, transl. by Marina Petrov
« Reply #269 on: October 19, 2011, 05:30:18 PM »
116 diary entries for Marie in RSOM. That's   a lt and very interesting since she wasn't even one of them , ie. really a "royal sister of mercy," although she , along with Anastasia DID spend a lot of time in her own hospital, cheering and helping those patients, though not actually doing nurse work.
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