Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grand Duke Nicholas' retirement

April 29, 1907

Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaivitch of Russia has resigned the "dangerous position" of Commander of the St. Petersburg military district due to his forthcoming marriage to Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, the divorced wife of Duke George of Leuchtenberg, reports the New York Times. The Grand Duke will be succeeded by General Skallon, the current Governor General of Warsaw.

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