Foreign News: General Kharin

General Ivan Kharin, " richest man in Russia," before the war, died of cancer of the throat in a Copenhagen hospital. Uncle by marriage to the Grand Duchess Olga, he was well known in Danish society. .

In days when he was a millionaire mine owner, General Kharin owned palaces at Petrograd and Moscow containing rare art collections of fabulous value. He never traveled by train, but always " in a cortége of luxuriously appointed automobiles." During the war he was condemned to death for espionage in Germany, but was pardoned by Kaiser Wilhelm −no mean distinction.


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