Some of the most difficult decisions I had to make in my life were made in the couple of months after my father died, when
Writing about my family, history and moments in time.
I have a vague childhood memory of the evenings between Christmas on the 25December and Russian Christmas on the 7 January spent curled up on
On 1 January 1946 my great-grandmother, Catherine Nicolaievna Jakowzoff (formerly Countess Kleinmichel), sent a Christmas / New Year greeting to her granddaughter, my mother. The
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna as a nurse in WWI – postcard from the author’s personal collection
Rasputin, friend to Empress Alexandra of Russia and enemy of so many more, was murdered on 30 December 1916 – (17 December in the old
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