Olga’s Letter to her “Papa” Nicholas II
Tobolsk, april 21th, 1918.
My dear papa!
May the lord protect you, bless you and have pity on you, my dear, beloved papa. Do not worry about Aleksei. I cannot express to you how painful it is… but the Lord knows the reasons why we are going through all of this. I kiss you and I love you as much as I can, my angel, my papa.
Little Alix with her father, brother, Queen Victoria and others
Nicholas II with his youngest children, Anastasia and Alexei
from the VK ♥
Tsarevich Alexei of Russia playing with his cousins, Princes Georg Donatus & Ludwig of Hesse; C. 1911.
"Of all the imperial family, the most understanding person was undoubtedly the Empress Maria Alexandrovna. She was sincere, when she said something nice, had no ulterior motives (…) Surely she was not happy in her family life,. Was also not appreciated by the ladies of the court, that thought she was too severe, and could not understand why she had taken so seriously the betrayals of her husband. "
— Prince Peter Alexeyvich Kropotkin
Imperial Russian Fashion (x).
A pretty cool footage of Tsar Nicholas II pointing at the camera and joking about it with Grand duke Nicholas Nicholaevich aka “Uncle Nicolasha”
A formal portrait of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Delegations of foreign countries at the coronation of Nicholas II. and Alexandra Fyodorovna, May 1896. From the top:
- Sweden and Norway
Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Olga with their mother, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia. They volunteered as nurses during WWI and are here seen at their Tsarskoe Selo hospital.
Empress Maria Fyodorovna in a sleigh
Three of the Grand Duchesses in their room (left to right) possibly Olga, Maria and Tatiana.
from the vk!
wow! i think it is Tatiana, Marie, Olga in the L-R
I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of the Romanovs photographed during nighttime. A rare photograph in its entirety.