During the First World War, Alexei, who was as the heir to the throne the chief of several regiments and chieftain of all Cossack troops, used to visit the army with his father and award distinguished soldiers, etc. He was honored with the silver medal of St. George’s of the 4th degree for courage shown when visiting a military hospital in the shelled area.

The heir visited hospital several times. I cannot write quietly here. There is no ability to convey the beauty and charm of his person. Otherworldly. They used to talk about him: he is on his last legs! I believed that then. Children like him cannot live on this Earth. Starry clean eyes.