There will come a time when gifted poets will write verse in praise of the Grand Duchess, her noble soul, her radiant feats, feats of love and mercy. Her beautiful and noble deeds will never be erased from the memory of human nobility and mankind will bless her as great, for she was wedded to love.
Uneasy lies the Head that Wears a Crown
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity" Cicero

30 Day Romanov Challenge Day 18 : Favourite Staff -member

Klementy Nagorny

Klementy Nagorny  was a former sailor on the Standart and was one of two sailor nannies (along with Derevenko) to the Tsesarevitch Alexeï. He was murdered by the Bolsheviks prior to the murder of the Imperial Family, he was only 29 when he was executed.
I have always admired him, he remained faithful to the end, his loyalty and devotion were truly remarkable, he deserves to be honored.

"One day when I was passing Ipatiev’s house, accompanied by Dr. Derevenko and Mr. Gibbes, we saw two carriages drawn up and surrounded by a large number of Red Guards, What was our horror at recognizing in the first Sedniev (the valet-de-chambre of the Grand-Duchesses) sitting between two guards. Nagorny was going to the second carriage. He was just setting foot on the step with his hand on the side of the carriage when, raising his head, he saw us all there standing motionless a few yards from him. For a few seconds he looked fixedly at us, then, without a single gesture that might have betrayed us, he took his seat. The carriages were driven off, and we saw them turn in the direction of the prison." Pierre Gilliard

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    All of Russia needs to repent for the evils committed during the Soviet era. Otherwise it is doomed to be cursed...
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    So I need to finally read Pierre Gillard’s book. He was the best first-hand historian this event could have asked for.
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