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Memoirs
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:14:07 AM »
A topic for memoirs or autobiographies written by members of the IF or people who knew them (Like Pierre Gilliard, Anna Vyrubova etc).

I remember reading somewhere on this forum that Vera Konstantinovna (KR's daughter) had written her memoirs, and that they were primarily about her family. Does anyone know what it was called?
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Re: Memoirs
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 02:03:48 PM »
I don't know if Vera wrote any actual memoirs but she apparently did write four short articles about her life for the magazine "Kadetskaya pereklichka". It was published by Union of the Russian Kadets in New York in 1972.

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Re: Memoirs
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 03:39:41 PM »
Thank you so much! That's really helpful :) Last time I checked this thread had over 200 views and no replies - I was beginning to think no-one knew anything about it!
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Re: Memoirs
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 07:06:55 PM »
Thank you so much! That's really helpful :) Last time I checked this thread had over 200 views and no replies - I was beginning to think no-one knew anything about it!
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I've been checking some of my Russian sources and connections, hoping to help you out a little, and based on what I've found, I believe Maria Sisi is correct.  Can you read Russian?  If yes, I can try to find the articles for you.

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Re: Memoirs
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 09:06:31 PM »
http://www.pavlovsk-spb.ru/deti-vladeltsev/vera-konst.html

This site features information based on the articles published but I'm sure Dru can find you the actual articles themselves.

The site is also pretty interesting on its own and is filled with a lot information on Pavlovsk's owners and those connected with it
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Re: Memoirs
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 08:39:09 AM »
Thanks Maria_Sisi and Dru!

Thank you so much! That's really helpful :) Last time I checked this thread had over 200 views and no replies - I was beginning to think no-one knew anything about it!
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I've been checking some of my Russian sources and connections, hoping to help you out a little, and based on what I've found, I believe Maria Sisi is correct.  Can you read Russian?  If yes, I can try to find the articles for you.

Yes I can read Russian. Maria_Sisi - that page is really interesting, and the picture of Vera with her dolls is adorable!

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 08:21:37 PM »
Here is the link to one of Vera's articles, entitled "Мой отец."  I will get back to you with more as soon as I can.

http://cadet.org.ua/articles/261-moj-otec-ev-knyazhna-vera-konstantinovna.html

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 07:19:19 AM »
Here is the link to one of Vera's articles, entitled "Мой отец."  I will get back to you with more as soon as I can.

http://cadet.org.ua/articles/261-moj-otec-ev-knyazhna-vera-konstantinovna.html

Wow Dru! That is really interesting. It is so lovely to hear about her father in her own words. IMO, the fact that it hasn't been translated from its original Russian makes it all the more poignant and genuine. The part near the end where she talks about going to the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and travelling in the carriage with her mother, Alix, and (she believes) Olga, also seemed to strike me for some reason.
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