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Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna of Russia (zoom from GARF) 

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna of Russia (zoom from GARF) 

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"… Suddenly [Tolstoy] had an illumination.He remembered an occurrence that had deeply affected him the previous year. [1872] A neighbor and friend of his, Bibikov, the snipe hunter, lived with a woman named Anna Stepanovna Pirogova, a tall, full-blown woman with a broad face and an easy-going nature, who had become his mistress.But he had been neglecting her of late for his children’s German governess. He had even made up his mind to marry the blond Fraulein. Learning of his treachery,Anna Stepanovna’s jealousy burst all bounds; she ran away, carrying a bundle of clothes, and wandered about the countryside for three days, crazed with grief.Then she threw herself under a freight train at the Yasenki station. Before she died, she sent a note to Bibikov: “You are my murderer. Be happy, if an assassin can be happy. If you like, you can see my corpse on the rails at Yasenki.” That was January 4, 1872. The following day Tolstoy had gone to the station, as a spectator, while the autopsy was being performed in the presence of a police inspector. Standing in a corner of the shed, he had observed every detail of the woman’s body lying on the table, bloody and mutilated, with its skull crushed.How shameless, he thought, and yet how chaste. A dreadful lesson was brought home to him by that white, naked flesh, those dead breasts, those inert thighs that had felt and given pleasure.He tried to imagine the existence of this poor woman who had given all for love, only to meet with such a trite, ugly death. ”

(Henri Troyat on Tolstoy’s Inspiration for Anna Karenina)

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Grand Duchess Tatiana and Olga (zoom & colouring from GARF)

Grand Duchess Tatiana and Olga (zoom & colouring from GARF)

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Very clean, high quality version of formal (click to see). Courtesy of TatianaZ. 

Very clean, high quality version of formal (click to see). Courtesy of TatianaZ. 

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♥ Maria Hair-Up Spam ♥ [7/25]
High quality version of notable photograph, zoom. Courtesy of TatianaZ.
♥ Maria Hair-Up Spam ♥ [7/25]

High quality version of notable photograph, zoom. Courtesy of TatianaZ.

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Grand Duchess Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (zoom & colouring from GARF) 

Grand Duchess Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (zoom & colouring from GARF) 

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Olga and Tatiana on the Standart with Nikolai Sablin, 1913.

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Anastasia in 1913.

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Anastasia in 1913.

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Rare photo of Olga and Maria on the balcony of the Livadia Palace, 1913.

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THIS PHOTO AND STORY LINE ARE COMPLETELY FICTIONThe What-If Wedding of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanova to Edward, the Prince of Wales in 1921 with her two youngest sisters, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Romanova and Queen Anastasia of Belgium. Along with Maria’s two children, Alexander Nikolaevich and Victoria Nikolaevna.Yeah I made this all up using part of the Pan Historia what-if storyline. But, with Maria’s children’s patronymic names are ”Nikolaevich” “Nikolaevna”, I think you can make out who the daddy is ;)
For olga-nikolayevna because she wanted me to do something what-if with Olga.

tsarevnamaria:

THIS PHOTO AND STORY LINE ARE COMPLETELY FICTION

The What-If Wedding of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanova to Edward, the Prince of Wales in 1921 with her two youngest sisters, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Romanova and Queen Anastasia of Belgium. Along with Maria’s two children, Alexander Nikolaevich and Victoria Nikolaevna.

Yeah I made this all up using part of the Pan Historia what-if storyline.
But, with Maria’s children’s patronymic names are ”Nikolaevich” “Nikolaevna”, I think you can make out who the daddy is ;)

For olga-nikolayevna because she wanted me to do something what-if with Olga.

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"You felt she was the daughter of a Tsar." 

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty Tatiana, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary was the consort of Franz Joseph II, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. 

Empress Tatiana was born Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolayevna of Russia as a daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra. In 1917, her father abdicated in favour of his son, who became Emperor Alexei II. During the peace talks between Austria and Russia in 1918, Tatiana caught the eye of Emperor Franz Joseph II. Tatiana and him agreed to exchange letters and they fell in love. When he proposed to her, their marriage was seen as a symbolic alliance between Austria and Russia. 

Empress Tatiana became beloved by the people, a leader of fashion, charity, society, and beauty Her courtiers were worried she’d have a succession of daughters like Alexandra, but Tatiana gave birth to four sons in a row, as well as a daughter. Her notable charity venture was founding an order of nurses. 

(Beautiful AU Tatiana edits by close friend tsarevnamaria)

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'There was something of the serenity of the mystic about Olga Nikolaevna'. It was a trait that perhaps more than anything defined her Russianess and one that became more pronounced as the war went on. Olga seemed more and more lost in her own private thoughts about the kind of life, and love, that she longed for. One day at the hospital she had confided to Valentina [a fellow nurse] her personal 'dreams of happiness': 'To get married, always live in the countryside winter and summer, always mix with good people, and no officialdom whatsoever'.

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchessess by Helen Rappaport

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"Get married, always live in the countryside, winter and summer, see only good people, no one official."

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna of Russia is a Romanov princess and notable poet. 

After her father abdicated in favor of Alexei, Olga and her mother became co-regents until Alexei’s majority. After WWI ended, Olga married Dmitri Shakh Bagov; Nicky allowed Olga to marry the commoner like his sister Olga Alexandrovna. Dmitri and Olga were deeply in love and had six children: Tatiana (after her sister), Elizavyeta, Elena, Nicky (after Papa), Alexei, and Sergei.Dmitri and Olga lived between their home in the Crimea and country house near Petersburg.

Olga became a notable poetess known for writing verse inspired by God. Her verses were published in Russia and internationally and she wrote a novel in verse like Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin about Saint Olga of Kiev that became classic. She devoted her life to her charities. She founded the Committee for Disabled Children, inspired by a time during the war when setting aside a part of her fortune for a disabled young person. 

(Beautiful Olga edits by tsarevnamaria)

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Olga and Pavel Voronov on Standart (zoom from GARF) 

Olga and Pavel Voronov on Standart (zoom from GARF) 

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# olga nikolaevna

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