Where are you from?
Watercolor by Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (future Tsar Nicholas II of Russia). 1884.
Oh, I just know that justice will come and everyone will see the truth. You know that the Russians patient people.
Ferdinand von Haas / Ernst und Scherz.
This book was presented by Princess Alix of Hesse to Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich, shortly after the announcement of their engagement.1894.
And the idea that the Russians want war. This is crazy! Still alive our grandfathers and grandmothers who survived the war. Blood was shed more than a million Russian people. Sometimes it seems that no one remembers the history. We all died and gave freedom in Europe when Napoleon came. So many Russian soldiers were killed in the WW1. We drove the nazis out of our country and Europe. Somebody thought at all about what would be Europe without Russians? But we are still the "aggressor". (
"Sometimes it seems that no one remembers the history." Words of wisdom indeed. But times have changed and we are making history as we speak. It’s up to us to choose what our successors will learn with the history we’re making.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna’s Russian ‘workbook’. 1894-1895.