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Princess Irina Alexandrovna Yusupova in later years. A niece of the last Tsar, she was a famous beauty in her youth . She and her husband Felix  were able to escape Russia during the Revolution and ended their days in France, never to return to their homeland.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna Yusupova in later years. A niece of the last Tsar, she was a famous beauty in her youth . She and her husband Felix were able to escape Russia during the Revolution and ended their days in France, never to return to their homeland.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna and Prince Felix Yusupov, 1913.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna and Prince Felix Yusupov, 1913.

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MARIA: too young to become a Red Cross nurse like her elder sisters during WWI, she was patroness of a hospital & instead visited wounded soldiers. Throughout her life, she was noted for her interest in the lives of soldiers. She had a number of innocent crushes on the young men she met, beginning in early childhood. She hoped to marry & have a large family.

MARIA: too young to become a Red Cross nurse like her elder sisters during WWI, she was patroness of a hospital & instead visited wounded soldiers. Throughout her life, she was noted for her interest in the lives of soldiers. She had a number of innocent crushes on the young men she met, beginning in early childhood. She hoped to marry & have a large family.

Princess Irina Yusupova's 1955 Refugee certificate photo.

Princess Irina Yusupova's 1955 Refugee certificate photo.

Grand Duchess Tatiana.  This is a very pretty picture of Tatiana.  Judging from her attire it may have been taken after her family was imprisoned following her father's abdication. Looks like my mother

Grand Duchess Tatiana. This is a very pretty picture of Tatiana. Judging from her attire it may have been taken after her family was imprisoned following her father's abdication. Looks like my mother

All sizes | Großfürstin Tatjana von Russland, Grand Duchess of Russia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Großfürstin Tatjana von Russland, Grand Duchess of Russia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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