dowager empress marie feodorovna

“Do you remember the last time you saw Anastasia? You were leaving for Paris.
You never came back. You gave her a music box. I believe this was it…”

My tribute to the new musical adaptation of Anastasia! Always loved the character of Anastasia/Anya but I think Christy Altamore made her even more lovable.


There was a time, not very long ago, when we lived in an enchanted world of elegant palaces and grand parties. The year was ninteen hundred and sixteen and my son Nicholas was the Czar of Imperial Russia. We were celebrating the 300th anniversary of our family’s rule. And, that night, no star burned brighter than that of our sweet Anastasia, my youngest granddaughter. She begged me not to return to Paris, so I had a very special gift made for her, to make the separation easier - for both of us.

-Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna

And a song someone sings
Once upon a December

FOR CARRIE carriethestorymaker


Fairytales From all around the world - Anastasia ( Russia)

In 1916, Tsar Nicholas II hosts a ball at the Catherine Palace to celebrate the Romanov tricentennial. His mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, gives a music box and a necklace inscribed with the words “Together in Paris” as parting gifts to her youngest granddaughter, Grand Duchess Anastasia.The ball is interupted by Rasputin who curses the royal family which leads to the uprising of the nation and the murder of the whole royal family except for the Empress Marie and Anastasia.10 years after the revolution Anastasia has grown up in an orphanage, under the name of Anya and doesn’t remember who she is.She wants to go to Paris to find her family, and so joins up with two con artists, Dimitri and Vlad, who realise that she really resembles the princess and would be a perfect candidate to fool the grandmother into giving them the reward for finding Anastasia.Later they discover that Anastasia is actually the princess and she finally reunites with her family.

1896 - From left to right: Prince George of Greece; Alexandra, Princess of Wales; King Christian IX of Denmark; Prince Christian of Denmark (behind); Dowager Empress Marie of Feodorovna of Russia; Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; King George I of Greece; Princess Thyra of Denmark (behind); Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; Queen Louise of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark (behind); Prince Waldemar of Denmark (at the back, in front of doors); Princess Victoria of Wales; Marie, Princess Waldemar of Denmark (behind); Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia; Prince John of Glucksborg (behind); Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (behind); Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (behind Grand Duchess Olga), Grand Duke Michael of Russia.

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia on horseback.The Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia and the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia in the carriage.