Photograph of Princess Ka’iulani, taken in 1889.
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A miniature portrait on ivory of Catherine the Great Empress of Russia (1762-1796) standing in armour and a red cloak over her left shoulder, wearing Imperial Russian order of St. Catherine and the blue sash of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, signed lower middle.
Court dress, 1881-86 From the National Historical Museum
Dimitri Yakovlevich Malama was born on July 19th (August 1st) 1891 in Lozovatka, Ekaterinoslavskaya province, imperial Russia (modern-day Ukraine), to parents Yakov Dimitrievich Malama (1842-1912) and Elizabeth Ivanovna, née Kuzmitskaya. He had two older sisters, Vera Yakovleva born in 1887 (who went on to marry Russo-Georgian Prince Alexander Eristavi-Ksani) , and Valerina Yakovleva, born in 1888.
Dimitri’s father was a cavalry general in the Russia army. He was of an old, noble family from the Ukranian province of Ekaterinoslavskaya, and was a member of the military council as an advisor to the Tsar.
Dimitri Malama wearing the galla uniform of the senior students of the Corps de Pages in 1912. This was the uniform, Dimitri Malama would wear at state occasions, when he would serve one of the Empresses, or one of the Grand Duchesses.
Dimitri Malama at the Tsarskoe Selo hospital. Malama is the one seated, while Grand Duchess Tatiana stands behind him, smiling in her nurse’s uniform.
Tatiana mentions Dimitri Malama many times in her diaries. She calls him sweetheart Malama in her diary entries, and is horrified when he is discharged from the hospital. Tatiana would still serve at the hospital, while Malama would go back to the front.
After the October revolution, Malama went to the south to fight in the White Army. He ended up being a captain, and he fought bravely, with the same sense of duty as Stepanov had described in his memories. However, when the news of the shooting of Grand Duchess Tatiana came, his courage changed, and it seemed he sought death on the battlefields. After a few more courageous battles, he was killed in 1919 in a deadly attack in Tsarisyn, Saratov province, RSFSR.
If both Malama and Tatiana had lived through the revolution, there is a change that they would’ve married. As Malama himself was of the old nobility and as his father held a high position at court, the match could’ve been possible. After all, both Alexandra Fyodorovna and Nicholas II were content on letting their daughters choose their future husbands, and if Tatiana had insisted, she might have gotten permission to marry Malama. [full story here]
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