L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Members of the Russian Imperial family, Finnish cabinet card, 1880s



Back row:  Emperor Alexander III; his brother, Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich; Empress Maria Feodorovna "Minnie"; the emperor's brother, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich; Grand Duchess Elisaveta Feodorovna "Ella", wife of Grand Duke Serge.

Front row:  Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich, future Emperor Nicholas II; his brother, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich; the emperor's brother, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich.

(Pardon the inconsistencies in the Anglicisation of the Russian names; common usage always starts the ugliest of fist fights with plain accuracy - and all come out bloodied when transliteration joins the fracas.)




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