RUSSIA: Rumor

Nicholas. Despatches reported that the entire staff of the Leningrad newspaper Krasnya were clapped into jail last week as accomplices in the publication of an article wherein the present Soviet Ambassador to Poland, M. Wykoff, is specifically charged with having poured quantities of sulphuric acid over the corpses of Tsar Nicholas II and his immediate family, after they had been shot dead at Ekatemburg, Russia, by Commandant Yurovski, former Tsarist officer.

The Krasnya's account bristled with suspiciously circumstantial details about a certain "orthodox nun" who claims to have ministered...

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