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Alexei's diaries published in English?
« on: January 23, 2005, 09:53:33 AM »
I was wondering if any of Alexei's diaries have been published in English? The reason I ask is because I have a book that I bought in Russia last year that contains his full 1916 diary entries, in Russian. I never came across the complete set like this in English, is it out there?

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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 09:17:00 PM »
No, i don't think they have released any of their diaries, except for the Last diary of Tsarina Alexandra, and it's posted under The last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra: Annals of Communism Series.
It's pretty good, i found one on amazon.com

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It's more like a log than a a diary though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2005, 09:47:19 PM »
Helen,

To my knowledge the only diaries of Aleksey that have been translated into English are the ones found in "A Lifelong Passion".  I hope that helps you a little.
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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005, 11:24:28 PM »
Helen, it seems we have the same book! The first Tsarevich’s diary (for 1916) is in the Russian Archives. It seems Judge Sokoloff recovered his diary for March – November 1917 in Ekaterinburg. I haven’t checked if it was part of his archives which, if I’m not mistaken, are now back in Russia, but apparently some extracts had already published in emigration in the 1930s (in Russian).

Some years ago a French translation of the Tsarevich’s previously unknown diary for 1918 (January 3 to March 30,Old style) was published by Princess Eugenie of Greece in 1990. She had found the original in her father’s papers (Prince Nicholas of Greece) after his death and incorporated it in her biography of Alexis. (Haven’t I read somewhere that  someone is working on an English translation of her book?). As Dasha wrote, Maylunas and Mironenko (“A lifelong passion”) did publish an English translation of the Tsarevich’s last diary (with no mention of any source) but unfortunately, as most documents from other authors,  it has been edited quite a lot (with no mention if it!). It would indeed be quite interesting to have all the known parts of his diaries fully translated and published, along with – why not? – the letters, cards and notes he wrote? At the Newark exhibition, I saw the first letter in English he sent his mother – and some very nice cards and poems in Russian he sent his parents. Wouldn’t it be great to have everything translated and published?


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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005, 11:57:38 PM »
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I was wondering if any of Alexei's diaries have been published in English? The reason I ask is because I have a book that I bought in Russia last year that contains his full 1916 diary entries, in Russian. I never came across the complete set like this in English, is it out there?


Hi Helen,

Is your book titled Tsesarevich, published in Moscow in 1998?

The book commences with the formal Imperial announcement of the birth of Alexei, and includes various diarist entries and letters, concluding with the 1916 Diary and Alexei's last written words ...

Its an outstanding yet sorrowful compilation of documents relating to Alexei's short life.


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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005, 08:49:09 AM »
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Hi Helen,

Is your book titled Tsesarevich, published in Moscow in 1998?

 Yes, Belochka, that's exactly it! It's a really nice book, and it does also include some of Alexei's letters and drawings, as well as other documents related to him. I was thinking of translating the letters and diaries but didn't want to do it if it was already done...

Daniel, I believe the book says that all these documents are from GARF in Moscow...

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2005, 09:42:26 PM »
The books published in Moscow and Russia in general are very nice, because there is a better picture resourfe in all the onces i have read. They are sort of escpenmsise, but certanily worth it!
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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2005, 10:53:43 PM »
The book also has quite a few of Alexei's letters that I have never seen anywhere else. They are addressed to his mother, to his father and to his sisters. Some of them are really cute! Also it has some of his essays that he wrote for his lessons, where he had to make up stories, etc. You don't see stuff like that very often... Maybe if I have some time later this week, I may translate some of my favorite things...  :)

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2005, 11:28:57 PM »
I've got some of the letters from this book to the girls from Alexei translated.  I could share them if anyone would like to see them; the forum's own wonderful Dasha translated them for me for something I'm working on about Tatiana N. :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 07:23:19 AM »
Oh, 'Tsesarevich' is just indispensable.  The anecdotes and reminiscences about Alexei Nikolaevich that I have not seen translated into English already should be.  But the book has helped me learn some Russian words!

His letters to his mother are very sweet, and often funny.  In one of them he talks about a heavy rain.

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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2005, 08:38:50 AM »
I like the one he wrote to his mother where he tells her that Joy is picking fleas off his new cat, and that if she (Alexandra) needs him (Alexei) to send Joy over to her so he can pick fleas off her, it will cost her one ruble!  :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2005, 10:15:51 AM »
hahahahaha :D!! ik bet alix just looved that one.


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Re: Alexei's diaries published in English?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2005, 11:40:11 PM »
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Oh, 'Tsesarevich' is just indispensable.    But the book has helped me learn some Russian words!


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