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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Diary of Olga Romanov
  • Helen Azar
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9781594161773

10 thoughts on “The Diary of Olga Romanov

  1. says:

    The five stars are really for the execution of the book as opposed to the actual content of Olga's diaries and letters Azar provides a

  2. says:

    Had tea Had lunch Like a very bad twitter feed from the last days of the Russian Court

  3. says:

    35 Stars

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    A slice of life of the Russian court told from the perspective of Tzar Nicholas's oldest daughter Olga Sometimes giddy at

  6. says:

    Probably not the best book to start with if you want to learn about the Romanovs but for those with an interest in the family it provides val

  7. says:

    Finished it on her 124th birthday which I was hoping to do A teeeny bit misleading as Olga stopped writing in 1917 but the supplementary material ties in very well and smoothes over some of the gaps in time It’s funny even reading

  8. says:

    This diary and some letters of a member of the Russian imperial family is well edited and annotated and the introduction is excellent I commend Azar for curating the material so well and I'm glad it's been translated into English for the first time This slim book will add to the sum of scholarly research on imperial RussiaI found some of the excerpts of letters uite intriguing when the subject matter was the events around the coun

  9. says:

    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 n

  10. says:

    Author Helen Azar is a librarian in Philadelphia who has worked at the Rare Book Foundation at the Museum of Tsarskoe Selo in Russia She has compiled a translation of diary entries of Olga Romanov the eldest daughter of Nicholas II The translat

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The Diary of Olga Romanov

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. Probably not the best book to start with if you want to learn about the Romanovs but for those with an interest in the family it provides valuable background Yes the diary entries are simple and repetitive but display a genuine love for her father and family and give an idea of what life was like for the Russian Royal family Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream popular movement against her family begins to grow At the Trial of a Feminizer point Olga ends her writing in 1917 the author continues the story by translating letters and impressions from family intimates such as Anna. Probably not the best book to start with if you want to learn about the Romanovs but for those with an interest in the family it The Breach of Crowns provides valuable background Yes the diary entries are simple and repetitive but display a genuine love for her father and family and give an idea of what life was like for the Russian Royal family

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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

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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. 35 Stars Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream 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. 35 Stars


About the Author: Helen Azar

Helen Azar has been interested in history of the Romanov Dynasty for many years ever since she became fascinated with the saga of the human remains discovered outside Ekaterinburg in the 1990s which were proven to be those of Russia’s murdered imperial family The subseuent controversy about these bones and Helen’s science background she studied biochemistry moved her to co author several a