What was the fate of honor of the Empress: a wheelchair, five prisons and vows as a nun
• What was the fate of honor of the Empress: a wheelchair, five prisons and vows as a nun
Name Anna Vyrubova history has carried through the years. Her memory is preserved not only because it was close to the imperial family (Anne was a maid of honor of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna), but also because her life was a model of selfless service to the fatherland and aid to those who suffer. Through terrible anguish I took this woman, managed to avoid being shot, gave all the money to charity, and its sunset days devoted herself to religious service.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Anna A. (left)
History Anna Vyrubova incredible, it seems that many tests can befall a person. In her youth she graduated from the courses and the Sisters of Mercy with the Empress helped the wounded in the hospital at the beginning of the First World War. They performed on a par with all the hard work, helped the wounded, were on duty during the operations.
After the shooting had to challenge the imperial family Vyrubova Bolsheviks put her into custody. As a conclusion to choose a camera with prostitutes or retsidivistkami, where she had to work very hard. Anna got it, and from the soldiers, they were ready to profit by her jewels (though at the maid of honor was a chain with a cross and a few simple rings), in every way abused, beaten. Anna fell five times in prison and each time she managed to miraculously escape.
Death seemed followed Anna Vyrubova heels: In the last conclusion, she was sentenced to death. The torturers wanted as much as possible to humiliate the woman and sent her on foot to the place of execution, accompanied by only one guard. How did you sick of tired woman soldier to escape from this, understand it is still difficult. Lost in the crowd, it seemed, by providence met someone of the familiar, the man gave her some money in gratitude for its bright heart and fled. With this money, Anna was able to hire a cab and get to the familiar, that after many months of hiding in attics from his pursuers.
The Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, her daughter Olga, Tatiana and Anna A. (left) - Sisters of Mercy
Anna's real vocation has always been charity: in 1915 she opened a hospital for the rehabilitation of the wounded in the war. The money is found due to the accident: once on the train in an accident, Anna was seriously injured, she became an invalid. The full amount (80 thousand. Rub.!) Paid by an insurance policy she had given for the construction of the hospital, another 20 thousand. Donated to the emperor. After spending six months confined to bed, Anna is very well aware of how important it is to give disabled people the opportunity to once again feel needed, to learn a trade that would have helped them to occupy free time and would have brought a minimum income.
After escaping from prison, Anna wandered until he decided to leave in a nun. She took the veil on Valaam, and lived a quiet life of beatific. She passed away in 1964, it was buried in Helsinki.
Alexandra highly valued achievements of honor, calling it the letters "his beloved martyr."