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"There is no bond stronger than the ties of blood."
―Nadya to Daniel Cross, 2002.[src]
Little Orelov

A young Nadya

Nadya Nikolaevna Orelov (born c. 1910s) was the daughter of Nikolai and Anna Orelov.[1] She was also the elder sister of Innokenti Orelov, and as such, a great-aunt to Daniel Cross.[2]


In 1917, Nadya was present with her parents when Nikolai exhumed the body of Grigori Rasputin, in order to obtain his shard of the Imperial Sceptre, one of the Staves of Eden. The following year, the family fled Russia to escape the chaos of the Revolution and migrated to the United States to begin new lives.[1]

During the Palmer Raids of 1919, Nadya and her mother were separated from Nikolai and Innokenti, and were deported back to Russia. The American Assassins later claimed that they had overseen Nadya and Anna's safe return to Russia, saying that "the Brotherhood takes care of its own."[2]

Nadya married and had at least one child, a son. She also held onto the Imperial Sceptre shard given to her by her father, unaware of its true nature. Many years later, in 2002, she met a young man in a church in Moscow and remarked his resemblance to her son, not realizing that the man was her great-nephew Daniel Cross. After Daniel claimed that he had come to Russia to "visit family", Nadya advised him that "there is no bond stronger than the ties of blood" before Daniel left the church.[2]

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Nadya displayed her Russian Orthodox faith by wearing a necklace with the three-barred, Russian Orthodox cross.[2]


  • Nadya is a diminutive of the Russian name Nadezhda, meaning "hope."