Olga Nikolaevna of Russia

Olga Nikolaevna – The first-born daughter

Born on 15 November [O.S. 3 November] 1895 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Olga Nikolaevna or Ольга Николаевна in Russian was the eldest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia; Nicholas was the last Tsar of Russia as he was forced to abdicate when the Bolsheviks came to power. Olga was born in Alexander Palace [read more]

Russia

The October Revolution 1917

A key event in Russia in the year of the last Romanovs was the October Revolution which, coincidentally, was not in October at all according to the dating we use now. It took place 7 November 1917; however, in Old Style dating it took place on 25 October. Thus, it was called the October Revolution [read more]