Margaret Hitrovo,or 'Ritka' as GD Olga called her. She was a lady-in-waiting from a noble family, she was in service to the Royal Family.. In 1917, at the age of 23 Margaret passed her archive to a French officer to save papers from the Bolsheviks, and left to Siberia to find Nikolay II's family and either join or save them (there is a version Margaret and Vyrubova were preparing the escape for Tzar's family).Later Margaret left for the USA where she died in 1952

Margarita Sergeevna Khitrovo 'Rita/Ritka' as Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia called her.She was a lady-in-waiting to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, from a noble family, she was in service to the Royal Family.

MASSIN TIARA of ELIZABETH OF WIED  This tiara was inherited by Marie of Romania. It was unfortunately lost together with the Romanian treasury in Moscow in 1917-1918 during the Bolshevik takeover. -

MASSIN TIARA of ELIZABETH OF WIED This tiara was inherited by Marie of Romania. It was unfortunately lost together with the Romanian treasury in Moscow in during the Bolshevik takeover.

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna. Daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra. Lived 1895-1918. Murdered by the Bolsheviks.

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna. Daughter of Nicholas II & Alexandra. Lived Murdered by the Bolsheviks.beautiful young lady and beautiful dress !

Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism and one of the most intelligent women of her time. She left Russia in 1917 not to be executed. The Bolsheviks planned her assassination for the poems she wrote against them in France where she lived with her husband. They failed as she died earlier. || "Slaves, liars, murderers, thieves or fakers - I hate you all. But you, my Jude, you, all traitors,  I hate most of all" | Image: Gippius, ca 1910. She is 40 years old in this…

Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism and one of the most intelligent women of her time. Image: Gippius, ca She is 40 years old in this photo

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~  1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution.  Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

Petersburg: Winter Palace costume ball, The last Imperial Ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Every guest wore century Russian styles.

Grand Duke Michael “Misha" Alexandrovich - in reality the last Tsar of Russia by a few hours. He became such upon the abdication of his brother, Tsar Nicholas II on 15 March [O.S. 2 March] 1917 - who also abdicated on behalf of his sickly son Alexei. Michael was a Tsar from the moment of his brothers abdication until his own. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks on June 13, 1918 (aged 39).

it Grand Duke Michael “Misha" Alexandrovich, Nicholas II's younger brother

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Владимир Ильич Ленин), born 22 April 1870, died 21 January 1924.  Russian Marxist revolutionary and politician who lead the Bolsheviks to revolution in 1917, and assumed leadership in the Soviet state from 1917 until his death in 1924.  Creator of Marxism-Leninism, the pragmatic Russian political philosophy of Communism.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (born 22 April died 21 January Russian Marxist revolutionary and politician who lead the Bolsheviks to revolution in and assumed leadership in the Soviet state from 1917 until his death in

First Imperial (Hen) Egg, gold, rubies, diamonds, 1885,   Presented by Tsar Alexander III to Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna. Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg Collection - Moscow

First Imperial (Hen) Egg - gold, rubies, diamonds - 1885 - Presented by Tsar Alexander III to Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna - Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg Collection - Moscow

The three-meter-high Memorial dedicated to the Czar’s children is located on the premises of the Ganina Yama church complex where the remains of the imperial family executed by the Bolsheviks were found.

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The three-meter-high Memorial dedicated to the Tsar’s children is located on the premises of the Ganina Yama church complex where the remains of the imperial family executed by the Bolsheviks were found.

In the October Revolution (November in the Gregorian calendar), the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in Petrograd and established the Russian SFSR, eventually shifting the capital to Moscow in 1918. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. To end Russia’s participation in the First World War, the Bolshevik…

In the October Revolution (November in the Gregorian calendar), the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in Petrograd and established the Russian SFSR, eventually shifting the capital to Moscow in 1918. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. To end Russia’s participation in the First World War, the Bolshevik…

Devoted couple. Elisabeth and her husband, Grand Duke Sergei, an uncle of Czar Nicholas II.  Elisabeth's decision to marry Sergei was incomprehensible to many people, including her grandmother, Queen Victoria, but the couple dearly loved each other.

Portrait of Elisabeth-Elizabeth (Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice) (Elizabeth Feodorovna) Nov Jul Hesse, Germany & her husband Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov May Feb Russia.

Suite of Sapphire jewelry, part of a grand Parure which belonged to Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia. Inherited by her daughter and sold after the Bolshevik Revolution.

Property of Princess Elena of Greece & Denmark, née Grand Duchess…

Photo of Princess Irina Alexandrovna, on the day of her marriage to Prince Felix Youssoupov. Theirs was a fascinating marriage; Felix was a bisexual, peace-loving man, who wound up helping to kill Rasputin. Irina was the niece of the ruling Romanov family. Felix was exiled for his role in Rasputin’s murder, which meant that his family was one of the few who escaped the Bolshevik massacres. Felix and Irina had a happy 50-year marriage, and lived in New York City.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna Romanov (only niece of Tsar Nicholas II) in wedding gown the day of her wedding with Prince Felix Yusupov Jr. The veil once belonged to Marie Antoinette.

Interrogator Nikolai Sokolov is looking for the remains of Nikolay II and his family. This photo shows Ganina Yama, the place where the Bolsheviks brought to hide the remains of Tsar's family. The photo was taken by Pierre Gilliard in 1919.

Interrogator Nikolai Sokolov is looking for the remains of Nikolay II and his family. This photo shows Ganina Yama, the place where the Bolsheviks brought to hide the remains of Tsar's family. The photo was taken by Pierre Gilliard in

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