мар 27th, 2012
hisimperialhighness:

tsarevich alexei sits on the edge of a drained fountain at massandra
мар 27th, 2012
thebloggart:

Anastasia by ~EnvytheOne
This is simply amazing.
мар 27th, 2012
мар 26th, 2012

Tsar Nicholas II with royal friend 
мар 22nd, 2012
ohsoromanov:

Nicholas playing with Alexei.
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мар 22nd, 2012
historybyerin:

Alexandra
мар 19th, 2012
"The baby lay on a pillow of cloth of gold, slung to the Princess’s shoulders by a broad gold band. He was covered with the heavy cloth-of-gold mantle, lined with ermine, worn by the heir to the crown. The mantle was supported on one side by Prince Alexander Sergeiovich Dolgorouky, the Grand Marshal of the Court, and on the other by Count [Paul] Benckendorff, as decreed by custom and wise precaution. The baby wept loudly, as might any ordinary baby, when old Father Yanishev dipped him in the font. His four small sisters, in short Court dresses, gazed open-eyed at the ceremony, Olga Nicholaevna, then nine years old, being in the important position of one of the godmothers. According to Russian custom, the Emperor and Empress were not present at the baptism, but directly after the ceremony the Emperor went to the church. Both he and the Empress always confessed to feeling very nervous on these occasions, for fear that the Princess might slip, or that Father Yanishev, who was very old, might drop the baby in the font."
— Countess Sophie Buxhoeveden recalling Alexei’s christening (via relishinrussia)
мар 11th, 2012

Grand Duchess Anastasia sits with her mother, Alexandra, and sister Olga in her mother’s sitting room. Russia, c. 1916.
мар 11th, 2012
ohsoromanov:

backpfeifengesicht-nunchi:

The Big Pair (Olga and Tatiana) having a picnic outside, around 1912

That guy siting between the two GD was Maria’s crush (I think).
мар 11th, 2012
romanovconfessions:

Tatiana in 1904 (aged 7) and 1914 (aged 17)