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“When World War I broke out in 1914, the trouble that had loomed at the edge of the Romanov’s awareness began to penetrate the protective shell of imperial privilege. In response to the suffering of their people, and in an attempt to present an image of patriotism and concerned involvement, Alexandra enrolled herself and her older daughters in nurses’ training and had the palaces converted into provisional hospitals to care for the increasing number of wounded.”
Needless to say, there weren’t too many Imperial Faberge eggs delivered after this one, what with the Feb Rev just a couple of years away.
Nevertheless, eggs, precious eggs!