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Happy 111th Birthday to Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. She was born on June 18th, 1901 at Peterhof Palace in Peterhof Russia. To her family she was known as shvibzik (the Russian name for Imp). She was an interesting character, that’s for sure. Nastya was the family trickster and would play to and be nasty “the point of being evil” as her cousin Princess Nina Georgievna once said. Gleb Botkin once stated that “She undoubtedly held the record for punishable deeds in her family, for in naughtiness she was a true genius.” When WW1 broke out, she and her elder sister Maria would visit the wounded soldiers in the hospital. Anastasia had her own regiment in the army but unfortunate, no photos of her in uniform are known to exist. Anastasia is the most famous Romanov due to claims of women being her after her brutal murder in 1918 when she was just 17 years old. She was a beautiful young lady, a good sister and a wonderful person. Happy Birthday, Anastasia!

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