RUSSIA: Debauchee's Daughter

Rasputin is a Russian nickname meaning the "Debauchee." For twelve years the Black Monk, Gregory Novihh, famed as Rasputin, dominated the Tsaritsa Alexandra, and through her swayed Tsar Nicholas the Last,* and through him warped the destiny of All the Russias.

Today Prince Felix Youssoupov, one of a patriotic group of Russian noblemen who slew Rasputin in 1916, is being sued at Paris for 25,000,000 francs ($1,000,000) damages, by the Black Monk's surviving daughter, Mme. Boris Soloviev, once Mlle. Matrona Novihh (TIME, June 25).

Last week Mme. Soloviev told Paris correspondents, for the first time, about the night of Dec. 30,...

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