Friday, December 10, 2010

Princess Helen of Russia is freed

December 10, 1918

Thanks to the intervention of the Norwegian Legation, Princess Helen of Russia has been released by the Bolsheviks.  The daughter of King Peter of Serbia arrived today in Stockholm aboard a steamer from Petrograd. 
The princess was held as a prisoner for several months.  She was married to Prince Ivan Constantinovich of Russia, son of the late Grand Duke Constantine.  There are reports that the prince and other members of the Imperial Family were thrown into a well alive by the Bolsheviks and "then killed with hand grenades."   A recent dispatch by a New York Times reporter confirms that the bodies of "five Grand Dukes" were found near Ekaterinburg.

No comments: