Sunday, May 3, 2020

Olga Kulikovskaya, Daughter-In-Law of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Dies at Ninety-Three


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Yesterday the Russian Imperial House announced the death of Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya. Olga was the third wife and widow of Tikhon Nicholaievich Kulikovsky (1917 - 1993), the elder son of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882 - 1960) and her second husband Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky (1881 - 1958). Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya was born Olga Nikolaevna Pupynina on 20 September 1926 at Valevo, Yugoslavia, to Nikolai Nikolaevich Pupynin and Nina Konradovna Kopernitskaya.

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Olga Pupynina studied at the Mariinsky Don Institute of Noble Maidens, which had been evacuated from Novocherkassk during the Russian Revolution to Bila Tserkva, Yugoslavia. During World War II, she was interned at Stuttgart, where she worked in a factory. After the war ended and she was released, Olga moved to Venezuela, before relocating to Canada, where she worked as a translator for the Canadian government. At some point, Olga Pupynina married a Mr Barton. On 8 June 1986, Olga Nikolaevna Pupynina married Tikhon Nicholaievich Kulikovsky (b.Ay-Todor, Crimea 25 August 1917) at Toronto. Olga's husband was a nephew of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918). After almost seven years of marriage, Tikhon passed away at Toronto on 8 April 1993. Olga Kulikovskaya was active in promoting the artistic works of the imperial mother-in-law who she never met: Grand Duchess Olga.

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Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Head of the Imperial House, issued a statement of condolences, which also informed the public of the passing of Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya on 2 May. Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya died sixty years after her mother-in-law Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna. The message can be read at the link: An Announcement from the Chancellery of the Head of the Imperial House of Russia concerning the Death of Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya

Olga Nikolaevna Kulikovskaya died at her home at Balashikha in the Moscow District. She will be buried next to her husband Tikhon in Toronto, Canada.

May She Rest In Peace.

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