Guri (1919-1984) and Tikhon (1917-1993) Nikolaevich Kulikovsky were the sons of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, the youngest sister of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and paternal aunt of OTMAA. Sadly, the two young boys never met their first cousins and uncles, who were all murdered just the year after Tikhon was born.
Although, despite the fact they’ve never met, Tikhon’s birth has been acknowledged by the imperial family while exchanging letters with Olga, who had been living in exile in the Crimea with her relatives. Tikhon shared the same birthday as his cousin, the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia (of whom had turned 13 years old on the very same day Tikhon was born). Guri was named after an officer in his mother’s military regiment who had been killed in service. Photograph taken circa mid 1920s.