Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Grand Duke Serge gives up Moscow Post

January 13, 1905

Grand Duke Serge of Russia has been relieved of his position as Governor General of Moscow, due to health reasons. He will retain his military command of Moscow, according to a new report. There have been threats to the Grand Duke's life since the recent demonstrations in Moscow by socialist and revolutionary groups. Grand Duke Serge has "kept strictly within the bounds of his palace."

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