Foreign News: Blackmail?

A Russian journalist named Markov demands 250,000 francs for withholding from publication the memoirs of Tzar Alexander II, written by his morganatic wife, the late Princess Catherine Yourievska.

Markov claims that the book will show serious complicity on the part of the old Russian regime in bringing on the World War. A Monaco Court will decide whether Markov is guilty of extortionate demands in asking this sum from the daughter of Alexander's favorite.

Alexander II, grandfather of the last Tzar, Nicholas II, often visited the Riviera and Switzerland with the Princess Yourievska, during the...

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