historyofromanovs:

Once in 1906, Nicholas was swimming in the surf with his four daughters when a large wave swept over them. The Tsar and the three older daughters rose to the crest of the wave, but Anastasia, then five, disappeared. “Little Alexei [aged two] and I saw it happen from the beach," wrote the Tsar’s sister Olga Alexandrovna. "The child, of course, didn’t realize the danger, and kept clapping his hands at the tidal wave. Then Nicky dived again, grabbed Anastasia by her long hair, and swan back with her to the beach. I had gone cold with terror.”

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

historyofromanovs:

Once in 1906, Nicholas was swimming in the surf with his four daughters when a large wave swept over them. The Tsar and the three older daughters rose to the crest of the wave, but Anastasia, then five, disappeared. “Little Alexei [aged two] and I saw it happen from the beach," wrote the Tsar’s sister Olga Alexandrovna. "The child, of course, didn’t realize the danger, and kept clapping his hands at the tidal wave. Then Nicky dived again, grabbed Anastasia by her long hair, and swan back with her to the beach. I had gone cold with terror.

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

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The Big Pair- Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov grinning away.

The Big Pair- Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov grinning away.


The Young Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia.

The Young Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia.


Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov petting a cat while reading with her older sister Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov.

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov petting a cat while reading with her older sister Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov.


The Big Pair-Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov.

The Big Pair-Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanov.


Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with a patient, as a Red Cross Nurse during World War 1.

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with a patient, as a Red Cross Nurse during World War 1.


OTMA- Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov.

OTMA- Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov.


OTMA - Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga and Marie Nikolaevna Romanov.

OTMA - Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga and Marie Nikolaevna Romanov.


Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.


romanovdreams:

Nicholas II with his daughters Olga, Tatiana and Maria in 1912. 

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romanovdreams:

Formal photographs: Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, 1914, part 2.

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nikolayalexandrovich:

П.А. Столыпин на представлениии Николаю II крестьянских депутаций Юго-Западного края. Разговор императора с крестьянами. Киев. 30 августа 1911 года
P.A. Stolypin, Nicholas II on the representation of peasant deputations Southwestern Region. Emperor conversation with the peasants. Kiev. August 30, 1911
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nikolayalexandrovich:

П.А. Столыпин на представлениии Николаю II крестьянских депутаций Юго-Западного края. Разговор императора с крестьянами. Киев. 30 августа 1911 года

P.A. Stolypin, Nicholas II on the representation of peasant deputations Southwestern Region. Emperor conversation with the peasants. Kiev. August 30, 1911

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Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov in 1916.  OTMA

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov in 1916.  OTMA


Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with a soldier.

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with a soldier.


Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with their cousins.

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov sitting with their cousins.