RUSSIA: Three Grand Dukes

A red flower upon the coat lapel is the authentic badge of Bolshevism, but even this fact does not dissuade the Grand Duke Alexander Michailovitch Romanov—surviving cousin and brother-in-law of Tsar Nicholas the Last—from wearing whenever he chooses a red boutonniere. Thus last week His Imperial Highness, who is now lecture-touring U. S. cities, received smart Manhattanites in his suite at the Hotel Ritz with a blood-red rosebud peeping from his buttonhole. The thing was urbanely and genuinely done. "I am of no party," smiled the Grand Duke, and presently charmed his guests by chatting not only of himself...

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