The last Imperial children of Russia, murdered in 1918.Tsarevich Alexei (b. 1904) dressed in uniform is sitting right in front of his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia (b. 1901), whilst on the far right poses their eldest sister Grand Duchess Olga (b. 1895). In the back stands very regally Grand Duchess Tatiana (b. 1897), her hand resting protectively on the shoulder of Grand Duchess Maria (b. 1899) on the far left. - kokoshnik. Year 1911.
Grand Duchess Tatiana was the second child of Nicholas II and Alexandra; she and her elder sister Olga were known as the "Big Pair", and sought one another out for company in what seems, based on the reading of their diaries, to have been a lonely existence.