Friday, March 9, 2012

Grand Duke Michael freed

March 9, 1918

Petrograd newspapers are reporting that the Bolshevist government has "granted complete freedom" to Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch," who has been under house arrest at his home.  

He was named Regent when his brother, Nicholas II, abdicated for himself and his son, Alexis, in March 1917.   Last September, the Grand Duke and his morganatic wife were arrested.  It was alleged that they were involved in a "monarchist plot."   The Grand Duke has been in custody since his arrest.

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