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Old 07-19-2008, 07:27 AM
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Once a grand duchess

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Is it "Once a grand duchess"? Viv
Hi Viv,

I started reading this at the library and then went off on a tangent so I'll have to start it again! I've bought it now. Xenia didn't strike me as helpless at all in the first part of the book.

I want to buy the book about the Grand Duchesses as well.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:20 PM
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There you go!
Maybe I should read the book again! And I hasten to add that I am
a bit biased in favour of GD Olga!

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Old 07-20-2008, 09:41 AM
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Olga was more down to earth, Xenia was more Princessy, I guess if that's a word!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:49 PM
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It was my understanding that Olga and her husband, during the Second World War, made welcome and entertained high-ranking members of the occupying German forces. That action made their continued presence in Denmark untenable after the war ended, hence their migration to Canada.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:44 AM
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It was my understanding that Olga and her husband, during the Second World War, made welcome and entertained high-ranking members of the occupying German forces. That action made their continued presence in Denmark untenable after the war ended, hence their migration to Canada.
Not quite!

The Kulikovskis had a farm in Ballerup NW of Copenhagen and
they settled well in the local community. The problem was that
during WW2 several Russian refugees, who had been forcibly drafted
to the German Wehrmacht contacted GD Olga for help. So she
did, and this is what got her into trouble. Her neighbours didn't know
the whole story for obvious reasons, they only noticed soldiers in
German uniform at the farm and the speculation went wild!

After the war the Russians accused GD Olga of hiding
Russians refugees and they demanded her extradited.
The situation became very precarious; Denmark was too
close to Russia for comfort and the Danish government
couldn't guarantee for the safety of the Kulikovskis.

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Old 08-14-2008, 07:36 AM
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It's nice to know that this rumour wasn't true about Olga.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:23 AM
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I think Olga was a wonderful artist, she did many paintings.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:58 AM
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I'd like to know if any of her paintings still exist. I've seen them advertised but it's hard to know who are the reputable dealers on the Internet.
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Here is a link to one of Olga's paintings:

http://www.bruun-rasmussen.dk/search.do?pg=4&iid=300222767&cid=453&mode=detail
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Beautiful! Thank you, ChatNoir. I did find a site by one of her daughters-in-law with paintings but I can't find it now.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:36 PM
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Here's some galleries of Olga's paintings.
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/fitzsi...100554?gbase=1
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/fitzsi...100545?gbase=1
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/fitzsi...100550?gbase=1
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:41 AM
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Hello Anastasia,

Thank you very much. I hope that these are definitely paintings of GD Olga's. I may even buy one one day!
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:06 PM
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Are Olga's paintings on sale? Her exact paintings? That's hard for me to believe I'm surprised....would there be more in the hermitage Musuem?
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:51 PM
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Grand Duchess Olga

Here is a program on her life, "The Last Grand Duchess." It tells(along with all the other things about her life including AA) the story of how all this happened and why she had to leave Denmark because of the Russians.

There are two parts, each almost a half hour long so be prepared to spend some time when you watch them but it's very good!

part 1: GUBA - Olga - The Last Grand Duchess of Russia. (Part 1 of 2)

part 2: GUBA - Olga - The Last Grand Duchess of Russia. (Part 2 of 2)
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If you go to Bruun Rasmussen Auctions on the web, you will find several watercolors of Olga for sale right now.
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Thank you very much, ChatNoir. I am probably too late!
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Poignant letters from sister of Russia's last Tsar for sale - Telegraph
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:18 PM
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re: letters

Thank you. That is very interesting.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:32 PM
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I call it as I see it. I think the Windsors must still find any mention of the Romanovs quite hard to take, especially now we know so much more about the nature of their deaths. Its kind of been decided that Prince Michael will deal with that side of Royal relations. I often wondered why the Danes wouldn't accept the Romanovs though.
Easy to answer. If the Danes had accepted the Romanovs it would be an open war declaration towards Russia and the next regime.
Denmark is a very small country to it could easily be conquered at that time by mighty Russia
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