Foreign News: Tsarist Heaven

Possibly nothing is more Gilbertian than the absurd quarrels among the Russian emigres over the succession to the non-existent Romanov throne.

There are two factions: One is headed by Grand Duke Kyrill, cousin of the late Tsar, who styles himself "Tsar of All the Russias"; the other, by Grank Duke Nikolai Nikolaievitch, first cousin once removed of the Tsar and former Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Imperial Army, who opposes Kyrill's pretensions on the ground that they violate the wishes of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and the Romanov family council.

Last week, a formal...

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