RUSSIA: Royalists

The recognition of Grand Duke Cyril, son of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, as heir to the Imperial Russian Throne by a family council in Paris (TIME, Dec. 10), was disputed in conclave by Tsarist emigrés in London.

The decision reached at the secret meeting was, of course, not published; but the main question discussed, it was understood, was that of the rival claim of Prince Wizamosky, who says he is a direct descendant of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584).

Supporters of Prince Wizamosky declared that he would be more acceptable to the Russian people...

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