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Nicholas Nicholaievich did not attempt to hide his affair. Alexandra's education awoke in her an interest in medicine and in solving social problems of the poor. Lacking in beauty and social graces, Alexandra avoided court functions, instead dividing her time between her charitable activities and farm work on the family's summer residence, Znamenka Palace, near , which had been given to them as a wedding present. Grand Duchess Alexandra was also a gifted artist. However, no sound information has surfaced to corroborate these claims. In the 1950s, Alexandra's remains were moved to the Lukianovskoe Cemetery. According to some sources, Alexandra Petrovna retaliated against her husband's infidelity by taking a lover and, in 1868, gave birth to an illegitimate son.

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During the , 1877—1878, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaievich commanded the Russian army of the Danube while Alexandra organized a sanitary unit at her own expense. She adorned the walls of Znamenka with her paintings. He also lifted Alexandra's exile, allowing her to return to Russia. The Camera and the Tsars. In 1865, the grand duke started a permanent relationship with , a dancer from the Krasnoye Selo Theater. The same year, Alexandra suffered a carriage accident which left her almost completely paralyzed. Patriots and just Men, in Royalty History Digest.

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By 1870, nothing was left of her marriage except the bitterness. Alexandra's pleasant manners made her win many sympathies. He financed a hospital in the city where her theories could be developed and put into practice and poor patients received care without charge. Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Russia in her nurse uniform. The couple had a happy marriage, preferring a quiet family life rather than court life.

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She grew up in Russia in close proximity to the as her father was a nephew of Tsar. After the end of the war, Grand Duke Nicholas spent most of his time in Crimea with his mistress while Grand Duchess Alexandra continued to live at their St Peterburg palace. Alexandra loved her husband and her son deeply but she felt it was also her duty to help those in need. There, in their apartments on the ground floor, nine months after their wedding, Alexandra gave birth to their first child on 18 November 1856, the Younger. Even in the country, Alexandra continued her charity work. Initially, Grand Duke Nicholas respected and admired his wife's interest in charities and medicine as well as her being extremely religious.

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After the collapse of her marriage, Alexandra lived separated from her husband who expelled her from their household in 1879. In May 1892, she underwent a successful breast cancer operation and spent some time in while she recuperated, returning to work in February 1893. In 1879, determined to get rid of his wife, Grand Duke Nicholas expelled Alexandra from the Nicholas Palace, publicly accusing her of infidelity with her confessor, Vasily Lebedev. Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg 24. They provided a good education for her and inspired in Alexandra a life of service to those in need. He installed his mistress in a house visible from the study of his palace in St Petersburg.

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Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg

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After Alexandra made her debut at court with a series of dinners and receptions, her parents arranged a high-status marriage for her. She was in the Crimea in 1898 when her daughter-in-law, , gave birth to twin daughters, one of whom died shortly after birth. Alexandra's own health was poor. Alexandra Petrovna was deeply upset by her husband's infidelity. However, at the Russian court, Alexandra Petrovna's involvement in philanthropy was considered as excessive and she was regarded as a holy fool. In December 1861, the couple moved to their newly built on Annunciation Square.

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The Grand Duchess remained close to her sons, who had taken her side in the family breakup. After this encounter, however, Alexander did advise his brother to be more discreet and exiled Catherine Chislova to , near in 1875. They were devoted parents to their eight children, providing a careful education for them. Today her grave in the convent garden is again tended by nuns and her works continues. As the young couple's own residence, the , was still under construction, Alexandra and Nicholas spent the first five years of their marriage in the Winter Palace. See even how you dress! During the summer months at Znamenka, Nicholas and Alexandra entertained guests there. Djulber, in Royalty History Digest.

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Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg

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The Russian Oldenburgs, in Royalty History Digest. On 10 January 1864, Alexandra gave birth to her last child,. Alexandra became a nun, as Sister Anastasia, taking Holy Orders on 3 November 1889 in Kiev, while her husband was still alive. Deeply religious and very involved in charity work, Alexandra founded a training institute for nurses in St Petersburg in 1865. Alexandra married in 1856, , the third son of Tsar and her first cousin once removed. As time went by, Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholaievich grew tired of Alexandra's increasing preoccupation with religion and began complaining of his wife's lack of glamour and distaste for society. The engagement was announced publicly that same day, 25 October 1855.

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