December 15, 1938
Grand Duke Wladimir of Russia left London for Paris today, where he will travel to Berlin. He plans to spend Christmas with his sister, Grand Duchess Kira and her husband, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. He possibly might see Reichsführer Hitler.
The Grand Duke's London friends "declined to take seriously published reports that he might have a place in Hitler's ambitions to set up a Ukrainian state," reports the Associated Press. His spokesman said he " 'might or might not' make a courtesy call on Hitler" during his time in Berlin. Wladimir is expected to spend four days at the home of Prince Louis Ferdinand.
The Grand Duke became head of the Imperial House of Russia on the death of his father, Grand Duke Kirill, last October.