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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Diary of Olga Romanov
  • Helen Azar
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9781594161773

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Read & download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Helen Azar The Diary of Olga Romanov Free download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Helen Azar Û 9 Read In August 1914 Russia entered the First World War and with it the Imperial family of Tsar Nicholas II was thrust into a conflict from which they would not emerge His eldest child Olga Nikolaevna great granddaughter of ueen Victoria had begun a diary in 1905 when she was 10 years old and kept writing her thoughts and impressions of day to day life as a Grand Duchess until abruptly ending her entries when her father abdicated his throne in March 1917 Held at the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow Olga’s diaries during the wartime period have never been translated into English until this volume At the outset of the war Olga and her sister Tatiana worked as nurses in a military hospital along with their mother Tsarina Alexandra Olga’s younger sisters Maria and Anastasia visited their own infi Had tea Had lunch Like a very bad twitter feed from the last days of the Russian Court

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Read & download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Helen Azar The Diary of Olga Romanov Free download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Helen Azar Û 9 Read Rmaries to help raise the morale of the wounded and sick soldiers The strain was indeed great as Olga records her impressions of tending to the officers who had been injured and maimed in the fighting on the Russian front Concerns about her sickly brother Aleksei abound as well those for her father who is seen attempting to manage the ongoing war Gregori Rasputin appears in entries too in an affectionate manner as one would expect of a family friend While the diaries reflect the interests of a young woman her tone increases in seriousness as the Russian army suffers setbacks Rasputin is ultimately murdered and a popular movement against her family begins to grow At the point Olga ends her writing in 1917 the author continues the story by translating letters and impressions from family intimates such as Anna As this was the first of the diaries of the Imperial Daughters to be translated into English and published I really looked forward to reading it However I was greatly disappointed in the book as a whole The essays at the beginning about Olga s childhood and the discovery of the Romanov remains were actually the best most coherent portions of the book Even then the writing seems Young Adult in tone and style then being geared for historians or adults When you get to the actual diary entries you feel like you re reading someone s Facebook or Twitter feeds rather than a diary It s extremely dry notes of daily events rather than any emotional content at all Additionally and completely unknown unless you paid close attention to the introductory material these are excerpts from and portions of Olga s diaries extensively supplemented by material from her father s diaries and letters and those of one of her mother s ladies in waiting In the end this book is a letdown of great proportions I can only hope that someone eventually publishes a complete translation of Olga s diaries

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Read & download Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Helen Azar The Diary of Olga Romanov Free download Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Helen Azar Û 9 Read Vyrubova as well as the diary kept by Nicholas II himself Finally once the Imperial family has been put under house arrest by the revolutionaries observations by Alexander Kerensky head of the Provisional Government are provided these too in English translation for the first time Olga would offer no further personal writings as she and the rest of her family were crowded into a basement of a house in the Urals and shot to death in July 1918The Diary of Olga Romanov RoyalWitness to the Russian Revolution translated and introduced by scientist and librarian Helen Azar and supplemented with additional primary source material is a remarkable document of a young woman who did not choose to be part of a royal family and never exploited her own position but lost her life simply because of what her family represente I enjoyed reading this account of the Russian Revolution from the eyes of an innocent caught in the middle The Grand DuchessOlga Nicholavena Romanov oldest daughter of Nicholas II the last tsar of Russia is shown to be a strong caring yet naive She knows nothing out side of her fishbowl life She knows only of living in palaces and castles sleeping on monogrammed sheets eating gourmet meals and yet sleeping on an army cot every night and taking only cold showers She sees the war from the inside but her vision is clouded by her very upbringing She see the mad monk Rasputin as a beloved family friend She idolizes her poor mama Since the diary ends abruptly the author chose to fill in holes by supplementing the book with letters written by Olga her family and friends This adds greater depth and outlook into the events as they unfolded Anyone who is a Romanov reader will enjoy this simple yet insightful book