The Story of a Balkan Princess
Jelena of Serbia, described as “plain”, but also quiet and amiable by the nanny of the Romanov children whose friendship she shared, was not what the rest of Europe’s nobility pictured when told of someone demanding the release of the Tsar and his family.
And yet, Jelena was the only member of the Royal Family who showed up in Yekaterinburg to berate the British Consul and plead with the Cheka every day.
Her story reads like a Hollywood action film, on in which the consistently underestimated young woman saves the day.
Unfortunately, Jelena was not able to save the day – but she did manage to survive. That story, too, would be rejected by a scriptwriter as too crazy to be believed. And yet, that was the reality of Jelena’s survival.
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- March 12, 2021