Sunday, July 17, 2011

OTMA


The Tsar and his four daughters in 1914.

The photo shows the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia. They sometimes signed their names collectively using their first initials, as OTMA (in order of birth: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia). They were brutally murdered at July 17, 1918

Tombstones marking the burial of the Tsar and his family in the Chapel of St. Catherine the Martyr in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg (photo by RfA, 2009).

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2 comments:

  1. That was such a handsome family. Their story is hauntingly tragic, isn't it? My daughter was always fascinated with Anastasia's story. It is very difficult to understand the slaughter of her and her siblings.

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  2. Yes, it was a barbaric crime. When I was in Saint Petersburg it was sad to see their tombstones. I still can't understand why they were killed.

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