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Baby_Tsarevich

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Letters from Sisters
« on: April 06, 2005, 08:17:38 PM »
I haven't seen or read any letters that Alexei's sisters wrote to him! Does anyone have any?

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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 08:18:25 PM »
There are some around I'd imagine. All of the children wrote letters. They undoubtedly wrote Alexei when he was Stavka, but the children were rarely separated. They went everywhere together. So, if you think about it, they would really have no need to write to him. Perhaps they wrote him short notes when he was ill, since he spent long hours inside recovering from his illness.
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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005, 08:28:16 PM »
Well i found one...lol

October 7, 1915
Tsarskoye Selo


"My Dear Darling Aleksey,


Yesterday Mama read us all of you letters, which are written so well. I always tell P.V. [Russian tutor] that you write much better by yourself then with him.

I'm very happy to hear that you're enjoying yourself. I would love to see how you and Papa sleep, but when we mention it, Anya says that it's inappropriate. In the morning there was snow on all the roads, but it melted later. It is such a bore that winter will come soon. Do you play with Kol'ya? What is Joy up to? Ortino is very sweet and she greets you and Nagornii. I really would love to see you Little Darling. I didn't see your Irina, because she is in Petrograd, so I can't tell you what she is doing. Rita works in our hospital, so we see her everyday.

Well, good-bye Baby Darling. God protect you. Big hugs and kisses to you and Papa.

Your

Uhlan"

Ok I have some questions about this letter: Who is Uhlan? (this leter is writen by Tatiana, but why doese it say Uhlan on the bottom?

And why does it say "I didn't see your Irina..." WHO IS IRINA? and who is Rita?

Can someone PLEASE anwser me, lol :-[  ;D

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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2005, 08:46:12 PM »
I dunno about Irina, perhaps one of the nurses at the hospital...or Irina Aleksandrovna?  Rita = Margarita Khitrovo, one of Olga's friends.  Uhlan was Tatiana's regimental nickname.
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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2005, 08:56:30 PM »
Thanx! ;D

In the letter it said "your Irina..." maybe it was like a nurse Alexei liked, lol :-[ ::)

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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2005, 09:27:37 PM »
Didn't Nicholas have a sister by that name? Maybe "your" is not meant in that sense at all. Or maybe it was translated wrong and it was "Ilena" . I saw a picture of princess Ilena hugging him. ???
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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005, 09:28:01 PM »
Tsarskoe Selo
14 July 1916

My darling Aleksey,

It is very lonely here without you and Papa.  It was so nice to visit you in Mogilev!  The weather is warm.  We're sitting on the balcony.  Just came back with Maria and Shvybz from the Big Palace.  Tell Papa that Sister Movutsina has crossed eyes.  Very strange.   There are many wounded.  Some old colonel from Siberia, who is your Godfather, sent you his regards and wished you health, etc.  Of course I forgot his last name.   Tell V.N. that there are many wounded.  Forty eight.  Yesterday they brought eleven more people and they're all layng down.  They're from near Riga, the Siberian Regiments.   Everyone is all right.   All keep asking about you and want to see you.  Please thank P.V.P for his letter and tell him he can write again.  

Well, good-bye my darling Aleksey.  May the Lord protect you all.  I kiss you many, many times.  I hug you mentally and love you very, very much.

Your Tatiana

I embrace you.



Tsarskoe Selo
6 September 1916

My dear, darling Alexei!

You can't possibly imagine how boring it is to be back at Tsarskoe.  When I awoke this morning, I was surprised to find myself back in my bedroom. I dreamed of you all, and it seemed as if we never left. The director of the hospital, Baron Kaulbrass, wanted to be in the photograph, and sat on a little table, which is put over a bed. Of course the table wasn't strong enough, one leg broke off, and he fell. It was very amusing. I kiss you and Papa many many times.

Your sister Maria

May God protect you.

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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005, 09:37:25 PM »
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Didn't Nicholas have a sister by that name?


No, she was his niece, Alexei's cousin.

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 Maybe "your" is not meant in that sense at all.

I think "your" in this case is within the contexts of "yours truly"...

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Or maybe it was translated wrong and it was "Ilena" . I saw a picture of princess Ilena hugging him. ???


That would be spelled "Ileana", so I doubt it...


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Re: Letters from Sisters
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2005, 09:43:58 PM »
You misunderstand, I was talking about "I didn't see your Irina" not the "Your" at the end.