Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov in Sofia, 1907. Three photos

Photo of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna at the opening of the monument of Alexander II in front of the National Assembly in Sofia in August 1907.
Bulgaria, unknown photographer, 1907.
Size of photos: 7.2 x 11.7 cm, 8.6 x 11.4 cm, 11.5 x 8.5 cm. On the reverse sides owner's remarks in pencil.


Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909) was the third son of Emperor Alexander II; senator (from 1868), member of the Council of State (from 1872), adjutant general, general of infantry (1880), Chief of the Life Guard of the Dragoon Regiment. During the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878 he commanded the 12th corps and was on the left flank of the Ruschuk detachment of the Heir Tsarevich (later Emperor Alexander III). In March 1881 he was appointed regent in the event of the death of Emperor Alexander III before the heir to the throne Nikolai Alexandrovich came of age. In 1884-1905 he was Commander-in-Chief of the Guards and the St. Petersburg Military District.

Maria Pavlovna (born Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore, Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) (1854-1920) - the elder daughter of Grand Duke Frederick Francis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. From 1874 she was the wife of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov.