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G. Rohringer has found another strange location for the Swastika emblem, Wednesday, May 18, 2005 -- on the cover of the murdered Tsarina's diary.
The Tsarina's diary and the Swastika
Dear Mr. Irving, Not so long ago you were interested in past uses of the swastika.
Recently I found another example you may not be aware of. This one comes from the last diary book of the late Tsarina Alexandra with an entry shortly before her murder by the Bolsheviks.
This diary shows a swastika on the cover of the booklet. The cover was made by the Tsarina's daughter Tatiana and given to Alexandra in the beginning of 1918.
The source for this example is the book Nicholas and Alexandra, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., plate 608.
NOTE: Another source informs us that the swastika symbol was also used in the passports of members of the former Soviet Red Army (see below)