Sophia was Tsar Alexei’s daughter, not his sister

From Yevgeniy Zhukov, Manila, Philippines

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Sir, In his review of The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore (“Game of thrones”, Life & Arts, January 16), Antony Beevor names Princess Sophia as tsar Alexei’s sister. In fact, she was his daughter from his first marriage, to Maria Miloslavskaya.

Yevgeniy Zhukov

Manila, Philippines

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