Sunday, June 10, 2012

Princess Tatiana Day !

Tatiana and her mother in 1913.

 Tatiana Romanov (June 10, 1897 - July 17, 1918)

Today is the birthday of Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova. She was the second of four daughters (Olga,Tatiana, Matia, Anastasia) of the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife tsaritsa Alexandra. Her middle name Nikolaevna means daughter of Nicholas.  Since both Olga and Tatiana are heroines in Eugene Onegin, a classic poem by Alexander Pushkin, it's probable that they are named after those characters.

Tatiana was only 21 when she was murdered, along with her family, on July 17, 1918, at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.

Letters of Tatiana from exile

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  1. A well know story but that’s a photo I’ve never seen before. It’s rather touching.

  2. a lovely photo, and thank you for the link.

  3. I've heard she was the daughter who always hovered over her mother and took care of her. Olga, of course, was the same for her father.


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