Monday, March 30, 2009

Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna arrested

March 30, 1917

A Reuters dispatch from Kislovodsk, Russia, and reported in the New York Times state that Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna of Russia, a first cousin to the deposed Nicholas II, has been arrested and is confined to her home. She was arrested after the "seizure of a compromising letter to another cousin of Nicholas, Grand Duke Boris."
The Russian Provisional Government has also declared that all the Imperial appanages are now national property "and that the revenues from them shall be turned into the national treasury." The income from the Grand Ducal appanages is estimated to be about 25 million rubles yearly.

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