“Ａnastasia, the youngest daughter, destined to become the most famous of the children of Nicholas II, was a short, dumpy, blue-eyed child renowned in her family chiefly as a wag. When the saluting cannon on the Imperial yacht fired at sunset, Anastasia liked to retreat into a corner, stick her fingers into her ears, widen her eyes and loll her tongue in mock terror. Witty and vivacious, Anastasia also had a streak of stubbornness, mischief and impertinence. The same gift of ear and tongue that made her quickest to pick up a perfect accent in foreign languages also equipped her admirably as a mimic. Comically, sometimes cuttingly, the little girl aped precisely the speech and mannerisms of those about her. Anastasia, the L’Enfant terrible, was also a tomboy. She climbed trees to dizzying heights, refusing to come down until specifically commanded by her father.”
Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra
Thank you for these last few, Romanov Russia Today! Sorry to see you leave Facebook and Tumblr!
The Imperial Family of Russia, circa 1913. I have never seen this photograph so clear.
♔ Get To Know Me ♔ royalist version ~ Fancasts/AU/Best Performances
- Holiday Grainger as Olga
- Michelle Dockery as Tatiana
- Jessica Browne Findley as Maria
- Kate Maberley as Anastasia
W H E R E W E G O N E X T, W E G O T O G E T H E R
The Lost Crown: The Movie: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand—first headstrong Olga; then Tatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition and privilege. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together—sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.
But in a gunshot the future changes for these sisters and for Russia.
As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny, and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.
At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naive and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.
In July, the museum’s collection GMZ “Tsarskoye Selo” replenished valuable item - a pair of shoes that could have belonged to the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna. They are made of white fabric and decorated with a buckle. The sole is made of leather brand “VKAN 24 III 1909 g». The length of the shoe 21.5 cm corresponds to the 33 th shtrihmassovomu size of children’s shoes and is comparable to the size of the feet of eight-year girl. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna in 1909 was 8 years old. Such shoes were worn, daughter of Nicholas II, which is fixed at the beginning of XX century photographs.
The collection of the State Museum “Tsarskoye Selo” shoes daughters of Nicholas II is not represented. In the collection of the State Hermitage Museum have several pairs of shoes girls their period of infancy. On shoes from the Hermitage collection no marks no. However, similar to alpha-tsifernaya abbreviation is present in children’s trousers. Accordingly, this form of marking personal belongings Nicholas II’s children practiced. [Text translated by Google from this site]
Last Grand Duchess born in purple - Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia posing for a formal portrait, 1914
While recovering from a terrible flu, I ended up painting one of my favourite royal princesses of all time, Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov. It’s been a while since I last spoken or did anything in relation to her, and I feel bad since I did my exam themes based on her, even on my first year in uni!
I know some people find this a bit creepy as I was once even shamed for liking Anastasia who had a loving father that unfortunately can only be seen as a failure of a Tsar, and yes I DO agree that he was terrible at his job - but the bolsheviks could have spared his innocent children’s lives, for they were absolute darlings who have deserved better and each of them have their own unique personality and traits. My favourite would be Maria Nikolaevna, the second youngest of the four grand duchesses, but I can’t help but paint darling Nastya out <3
One of a collection of tin figures, representing scenes from early Russian Soviet History. This particular one depicts the murder of the Romanov family.