By Helen Azar
The First English Translation of the Wartime Diaries of the Eldest Daughter of Nicholas II, the final Tsar of Russia, with extra files of the Period
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Observed okay. via a keyhole. [He] was once hiding somewhere…. Monday. ninth February. Prince Yusupov had breakfast. He [just] lower back from in another country. throughout the day rode with Mama and [we] have been forever photographed on the Grand Palace. After tea, rode with Isa. four Nice—wet snow… Tuesday. tenth February. At three o'clock went to Pavlovsk with Mama, Uncle Kostya [KR] is especially sick. Sat with Tatiana,5 later the kids got here over—Elena6 used to be now not there…. Saturday. twenty first February. At nine half went to Znamenie with Mama…Anya is best, thank God.
Now the tea desk was once introduced in, and Galkin is fixedly shoving Anya's wheelchair lower than the desk. Papa darling, i feel approximately you rather a lot in the course of those apprehensive days. God prepared, every thing will quickly move and issues turns into “more lighthearted,” as Grigori consistently says. Oh yeah! We four, Isa, Kira and Vilchkovsky went to Kolpin the day gone by. it's a lot hotter there than right here, and very attractive close to the river. We went to 6 infirmaries and a church the place a twin of Nikolai Chudotvorets [Miracle employee, one in all Russia's major saints] is.
Took an extended stroll within the morning. Had breakfast, comparable as the previous day within the kid's eating room. throughout the day labored within the related spot. A rainstorm handed within the distance, there have been a number of drops of rain. thankfully it obtained cooler. At 6 0.5 went to vsenoshnaya. within the night, round eleven o'cl. we heard a shot from the backyard, after 1/4 hour the executive defend requested [permission] to come back in and defined protect did shoot, simply because he notion that he observed a crimson gentle sign from one of many kid's bed room home windows.
Alya sang, and it was once relatively comfortable. Isa eventually left and that i should be finishing. may perhaps God maintain you, Papa, my jewel. I kiss you very very affectionately and love you. Your dependable Elisavetgradetz. Regards to Nikolai Pavlovich. inform him that he's a pig, simply because he didn't even write as soon as. i began two times however it did not pop out and tore it up. 25 June. My golden Papa! did not get the opportunity to write down you with state-of-the-art feld-yeger,24 in view that there has been no time. We went to the Grand palace infirmary this present day with Aleksei, and it used to be amazingly dull and lame, as we and the sisters stood by way of one tree, and the sufferers via one other, and will now not half for a very long time.
May possibly the Lord be with you. I kiss you very very affectionately and please ship regards to Nikolai Pavlovich. How is he? Your unswerving Elisavetgradetz. 26 October. My golden Papa! i believe so badly that i didn't write to you the previous day, yet I had completely no loose time. The church consecration went good. It was once very popular and the entire kinfolk have been there. Uncle Kostya together with his spouse Elena, Kostya, Igor and Georgiy, the outdated Aunt Olga and Uncle Pavel,40 and them all have been status with us within the little room close to the altar.