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Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna

"During her lifetime, Maria, too young to become a Red Cross nurse like her elder sisters during World War I, was patroness of a hospital and instead visited wounded soldiers. Throughout her lifetime she was noted for her interest in the lives of the soldiers. The flirtatious Maria had a number of innocent crushes on the young men she met, beginning in early childhood. She hoped to marry and have a large family." - Wikipedia

Amber L. Carter
Maria was the third oldest Romanov Princess.

Maria Romanov

Amber L. Carter
Though her older sister Tatiana was considered the greatest beauty of the family, it's easy to see that Maria was not far behind.

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (Maria Nikolaevna Romanova; Russian: Великая Княжна Мария Николаевна, June 26 [O.S. June 14] 1899 July 17 ...

Picture of Maria with Anastasia sticking out her tongue

Maria and Anastasia were called "The Little Pair" (Olga and Tatiana were "The Big Pair") and were often inseparable in sleeping arrangements, dress, and play.

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This photo is often reported to have been taken during the Romanov's house arrest. The siblings often amused themselves by taking photos during this time.
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