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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2009, 09:11:25 PM »
The sepia-toned photo of her with Nicolai is beautiful. 

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2009, 11:01:04 PM »
Yes, this is Olga and her brother Michel.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2009, 09:38:57 AM »
I don't think I've seen this anywhere in the Olga thread, but I came across this online auction catalogue with a tonne of paintings by Olga. Really outstanding I thought and I'd thought I'd share it...

http://www.bruun-rasmussen.dk/vfs/catalogues/779/779_olga.pdf

And the link back to the information page on the Auction:

http://www.bruun-rasmussen.dk/vfs/articles/1.1/olga.html?lang=en

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2009, 10:12:08 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed that, katmaxoz.  Thank you!

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2009, 12:43:52 PM »
GDss Olga in a hussar uniform of her regiment.



This is another shot from Olga's sitting in the regiment attire, the 1st one can be found in Ch.Zeepvat book.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2009, 02:53:49 PM »
Cigarette box?


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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2009, 03:09:26 PM »
With her first husband in 1901




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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #82 on: September 02, 2009, 09:03:14 AM »
Мишкин, Мишкин… - зашелестел кумачовым флагом на улице озорник ветер...

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #83 on: September 02, 2009, 09:22:48 AM »
well that certainly is new and rare for me! Thank you for posting. I guess 1914?

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #84 on: September 02, 2009, 09:28:46 AM »
well that certainly is new and rare for me! Thank you for posting. I guess 1914?
Yes, it was labeled 'Olga 1914'.:-)

She looks so nice and almost beautiful at that picture...;-)
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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2009, 09:52:12 AM »
When i think about olga alexandrovna`s life i`ve always wondered why her mother arranged her daughter`s marriage with pyotr oldenburgskiy. this is not that i expect a definite and unequivocal answer from forum members but i`d like to express my attitude towards this arrangement that in turn meant unhappiness for olga and necessity to wait many years for her divorce and subsequent marriage. staffn scott claims that MF wanted to keep olga as her companion (it reminds me of beatrice and QV) so she arranged this marriage without her daughter`s concent or even knowledge. she did not even have a proper wedding, just a laconic announcement about her mariage to oldenburgskiy.i just wonder why  MF stherood on the way to her daughter`s happiness. she must have been aware of her futue son-in-law`s sexual inclinations and lack of feelings between them. in fact,he marrie olga just because of prestige to be married to the Tza`s sister. how was that possible? it`s so unhuman....cruel....

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"...Пусть он землю бережет родную, А любовь Катюша сбережет....". Grand Duchess Ekaterina Fyodorovna to Grand Duke Georgiy Alexandrovich. 1914

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #87 on: September 02, 2009, 11:32:14 AM »
Wonderful find


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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2009, 01:04:25 AM »
When i think about olga alexandrovna`s life i`ve always wondered why her mother arranged her daughter`s marriage with pyotr oldenburgskiy. this is not that i expect a definite and unequivocal answer from forum members but i`d like to express my attitude towards this arrangement that in turn meant unhappiness for olga and necessity to wait many years for her divorce and subsequent marriage. staffn scott claims that MF wanted to keep olga as her companion (it reminds me of beatrice and QV) so she arranged this marriage without her daughter`s concent or even knowledge. she did not even have a proper wedding, just a laconic announcement about her mariage to oldenburgskiy.i just wonder why  MF stherood on the way to her daughter`s happiness. she must have been aware of her futue son-in-law`s sexual inclinations and lack of feelings between them. in fact,he marrie olga just because of prestige to be married to the Tza`s sister. how was that possible? it`s so unhuman....cruel....

In the thread "Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 1" there's a long discussion about who was guilty in Olga's arrangement with Prince Peter. The opinions are different and probably we will never know the truth but after some searching and reading the correspondence of MF, GDss Xenia, Nicholas II, other Romanovs and Princess Eugenia of Oldeburg, Peter's mother, I personally think that there was a sort of a plot of 2 mothers - the Empress and the Princess. Eugenia wanted a proper and very rich wife for her only son, Maria Fedorovna wth her egoistic nature wanted a daughter-companion near her all the time. And the diaries of MF of the 1914-1923 period proves this desire of the Empress.

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Re: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, discussion and pictures Part 2
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2009, 07:50:57 AM »
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i just wonder why  MF stherood on the way to her daughter`s happiness. she must have been aware of her futue son-in-law`s sexual inclinations and lack of feelings between them. in fact,he marrie olga just because of prestige to be married to the Tza`s sister. how was that possible? it`s so unhuman....cruel....

While I haven't the slightest sympathy with Maria Feodorovna for encouraging the marriage (and I think Svetabel is correct in that she and Eugenia of Oldenburg basically set it up) I think it is unlikely that MF did so in any clear knowledge of Peter of Oldenburg's sexual inclinations.  And indeed, there is no evidence even today that he was homosexual, just as there is none for Sergei Alexandrovitch.  As long as there was no scandal attached to his name, it was easy for her to find in him a suitably subservient son in law who would be convenient for keeping Olga in Russia.  But I do feel that if there had been any hint that he was sexually attracted to men she would not have considered him for a moment, though I'm not saying that her overwhelming reason would have been the happiness of her daughter - more likely the fear of scandal.