Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tsar's sister-in-law says Russia is in the hands of the mob


December 20, 1929


Princess Stephanie Dolgorouky  declared today in a lecture at the Hotel Plaza that "Russia is still in the hands of the mob, and the people are living, not under a form of government but a cruel burlesque of one."

According to the New York Times, the princess "said she had received authentic information from her American friends who had recently visited Russia," who informed her about the present living conditions in the country.  She predicted that the end of the "present Soviet rule was near."

The princess is the widow of Prince Anatole Dolgorouky, brother of Princess Catherine Yurievskaya, the morganatic wife of Alexander II.    The former Baroness Stephanie Cumbo married the prince in Moscow in 1913.



1 comment:

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

In that card it mentions "The former Baroness Stephanie Cumbo married the prince in Moscow in 1913" anymore information on Stephanie Cumbo, as it seems to be either Maltese or Sicilian.