the grand duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin is on the left & grand duchess Marie Pavlovna of Russia (aka: grand duchess Vladimir) is on the right. this photo was taken on the occasion of the coronation of Nicholas II in 1896.
Eugen, Wolfgang, Joachim Ernst von Anhalt 3 des fils ded'Eduard I, duc d'Anhalt (1861-1918) et de la princesse Louise de Saxe-Altenburg (1873-1953): -Eugen (1903-1980) -Wofgang (1912-1936) -Joachim Ernst (1901-1947), dernier duc régnant d'Anhalt du 13 septembre au 12 novembre 1918
Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, Grand Duchess of Russia Born: 1830 Daughter of: Joseph (1789-1868) & Amelie of Wurttemberg Married: Konstantin Nikolaivich (1827-1892) Children: Nikola, Olga, Vera, Konstantin, Dmitri, Viascheslav Died: 1911 “She takes the place of a spoil child in the family and they treat her frequent tactlessness and lapses of behaviour as a jolly prank.” (Anna Tyucheva)
Country retreat inaugurated in 1889 by Empress Maria Feodorovna, who called it "our beloved dacha in miniature". In 1891, children of Alexander and Dagmar, and Georges Nicolas, engraved their name on a window using a diamond ring.Tsar Nicolas II signed as "Nicky". That window is still in the same place. After the death of Alexander III in 1894, the Empress Maria Feodorovna would not set foot here again.. On the death of the Empress in 1928, Grand Duchess Olga sold the house.