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Memories of the Russian Court


by Anna Viroubova

Russian Empress Alexandra with Grand Duke Dimitri, on of Rasputin's assassins, and brother to Grand Duke Felix, leader of the plot. From %i1%%+%Book%m%355%n%Memories of the Russian Court%-%%i0% by Anna Viroubova.
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The Empress and Grand Duke Dimitri, afterwards one of Rasputine's assassins.

Russian Empress Alexandra with Grand Duke Dimitri, on of Rasputin's assassins, and brother to Grand Duke Felix, leader of the plot. From Memories of the Russian Court by Anna Viroubova.

Memories of the Russian Court by Anna Viroubova

'In Moscow, however, there is some uneasiness owing to the rumours coming from Petrograd. The Empress and those about her are suspected of carrying on a secret correspondence with Germany; this suspicion extends to the Grand Duchess Elizabeth, the Empress's sister, abbess of the Convent of Martha and Mary in Moscow, who spends her life in good works. The Emperor's weakness with the Empress, Vyrubova, and Rasputin comes in for severe criticism. On the other hand, the popularity of the Grand Duke Nicholas increases every day.' - Entry from the memoirs of Maurice Paléologue, French Ambassador to Russia, for Wednesday, October 14, 1914

The author was not the brightest charm on the bracelet, but the book holds some interest, particularly as she was thought to be one of those, along with Rasputin and the Tsarina (who was German) undermining the weak-willed Tsar and the war effort.

Publisher: The MacMillan Company, 1923

Copyright: 1923 by The MacMillan Company