My ancestors and I

Last year I discovered, to my amazement, that I come from a noble family with a family tree which runs back to 15th century. My grandmother from my biological father’s side came from a noble family of Von Hildenbrandt. They were from Saxony, owed a large estate with servants and maids, and held prominent positions such as generals and a state advisors. My grandfather from my father’s side came from Northern Caucasus and Russian far east, from a line of free warriors or “Cossacks”. Here are few pictures of my great-great-great-grandparents Hildenbrandt, as well as my nearest family and a few of my childhood pictures.

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