The first Russian edition of The Life and Tragedy of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
The Russian publisher Grif, have published the first Russian edition of Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden's memoirs.
Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden (1883-1956) served as lady-in-waiting to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Her three books were considered to give one of the best accounts of the Romanov family's life and final days. They were Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, published in 1928; Left Behind: Fourteen Months in Siberia During the Revolution, published in 1929; and Before the Storm, published in 1938.
Her memoirs were out of print for decades until the 1990s, when they were reissued by Gilbert's Books (the publishing division of Royal Russia).
The publisher will hold a book launch for the new Russian edition at the Russian Orthodox University in Moscow on February 4th.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 26 January, 2013