Monday, March 14, 2011

Peasants pillage imperial estates

March 14, 1905

Exclusive dispatches to the Los Angeles Times.  

The troubles throughout the Russian Empire are "becoming ominous" as "rebellious peasants have plundered the estates" of Nicholas II, Grand Dukes Vladimir and Nicholas and of Grand Duke Alexander of Oldenburg" in the provinces of Orel and Tchnerigov.   The damage is the range of $1,000,000.

The Associated Press is reporting that the estate of the late Grand Duke Serge in the Dmitrov district, near Moscow, has been "pillage by peasants, and a factory in the same district has been burned down."

It is also being reported that Grand Duke Vladimir "attended a banquet at his place today."  His health is said to be much improved.

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