Grand Duchesses Maria and Anastasia outside their hospital: 1915
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Anastasia’s tombstone at the burial grounds for Nicholas II’s family inside the fortress.
The Romanovs visiting a regiment during World War I. From left to right, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Grand Duchess Olga, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchess Tatiana, and Grand Duchess Maria, and Kuban Cossacks
- Eugenia Smith, appeared in Chicago in 1963 and died there in 1997.
- Eleonora Kruger, died in a Bulgarian village;
- Natalya Petrovna Bilikhodze, appeared in 1995 and went to Russia in 2002 to “claim the Romanov fortune.”
- Nadezhda Vasilyeva, appeared in the 1920s in Russia and died there in a Kazan mental ward in 1971.
Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Tatiana, Maria, and Olga with Sophie Buxhoeveden and unidentified soldiers on an official visit in 1915.
Grand Duchesses Maria, left, and Anastasia roughhouse with their cousin Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, ca. 1915.
In February 1909, Rasputin sent the imperial children a telegram, advising them to “Love the whole of God’s nature, the whole of His creation in particular this earth. The Mother of God was always occupied with flowers and needlework.”