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Olga (Anastasia)

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov (also known as simply Olga) (born November 15, 1895 in Alexander Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia) is the oldest of Anastasia’s three elder sisters from the 1997 Don Bluth animated film Anastasia. She was the eldest child of the last Tsar of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia, the only child of theirs who was not born in the Peterhof (which the movie refers to as the "Palace by the Sea" via the song Learn to Do It, and Olga was born in the Alexander Palace) and the only one not born in the summer (Olga was born in November, while Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia were all born in June and Alexei was born in August). Before the birth of Alexei in 1904, Nicholas II considered abolishing the Pauline Laws, which would make Olga the Tsarevna, or the heir to the throne. During her lifetime, Olga's future marriage was the subject of great speculation within Russia. Matches were rumored with Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Crown Prince Carol of Romania, Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Great Britain's George V, and with Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia. Olga herself wanted to marry a Russian and remain in her home country. She once made fun of one of Anastasia's drawings by saying it looked like a pig riding a donkey, and it made Anastasia so mad. During World War I, she nursed wounded soldiers in a military hospital until her own nerves gave out and, thereafter, oversaw administrative duties at the hospital. Olga's murder following the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in her canonization as a passion bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church. In the 1990s, her remains were identified through DNA testing and were buried in a funeral ceremony at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg along with those of her parents and two of her sisters.

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