Topic: Olga Nicholayevna GD
Russian sculptors have submitted their proposals for consideration by the committe
Photo © Andrey Yuryevich Sorokin
This article was researched from Russian media sources and written by Paul Gilbert, Founder of Royal Russia © 2017
The first monument to the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, will be installed in the Russian city of Belgorod. The date has yet to be announced.
The photograph shows members of the committee reviewing proposed works by Russian sculptors, one of which will be selected and created to honour the Grand Duchess. Olga is remembered for her contribution to the Russian war effort, when she joined her mother in training as a Sister of Mercy.
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna was murdered along with her entire family on the night of 16/17 July 1918, in the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg. She was 22 years old. In 2000, Olga and her family were canonized as holy martyrs in 1981 by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. They were canonized as passion bearers in 2000 by the Moscow Patriarchate.
For more information on Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, please refer to the following articles:
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 28 March, 2017