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Olga’s diary entries of 1917 (I believe). Translated by Anne from littleyellowcup.
February, 22. (This entry is not featured in this specific page, it’s from the page before)
Till the morning I have been lying in the bed. Papa came. We ate with Alexei in the red chamber. He has a temperature - 37 degrees. At two o’clock Papa came to say goodbye and then he went away. It’s terribly sad. God, keep him save. Mother came in the morning and she was sitting in the daytime. She and I went to Alexei’s playing room at two o’clock and drunk tea. It was sunny and everything was well. (don’t know how to say…) Feodosiya Srepanovna brought two-week-old girl of Anya’s dairy maid.
March, 15. Wednesday.
I caught the measles by the breakfast on the 23th of February. I was put to bed. Alexei was put to bed at the daytime and Anya too. Little by little [a pain of] my ear has passed. Tatiana got sick the next day. We were lying together. Alexei came be day in the bed […] . My temperature increased up to 40,3. Mama has beeb with us for all the time. Rita was with us twice and Olga Kolpakova once. Shvybz [the family called Anastasia in such a way] got sick on the 2nd of March and Maria - on the 7th of March. Lily Den [Lili von Dehn, born Yulia Alexandrovna Smolskaia - my com] came to us on the 27 or 28 of February and she still lives in the Red chamber.
The interior of the Alexander Palace (their main residence)
(Source: , via ohsoromanov)
Oskar Zwintscher (German, 1870-1916), Self-portrait, 1895. Oil on canvas, 71 x 52 cm. Stadtmuseum, Dresden.