Maybe you wonder who Xenia Sokolova was. Well, she was not some actress, singer or dancer from the past century. She was a very important person…my grandmother. Why here on my blog? She was a beautiful lady, born in 1910 in Bessarabia. She came in Romania during the deportations of Romanians from Bessarabia with her husband (my grandfather) and the two sons, my father and my uncle. Xenia Sokolova had noble origins because of her father. Her family was originally from Sankt Petersburg and, from what I have heard, my great-grandfather, Dmitri Alexeevici Sokolov, had been a hussar in Tsar Nicolai II imperial guard. Well, unfortunately I do not know so much about his life story. Returning to my grandmother…
Xenia Soklova was very elegant and, lucky me, I have some photos with her and that era outfits, photos that are so dear to me. I hope you will enjoy these beautiful memories.
Xenia and her brother, Vania
Xenia and Dusia ( her sister)
Xenia and Teofan Mocanu (my grandfather)
À bientôt !