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New light on the death of Lord Kitchener is thrown by the memoirs written by Aaron Seminowitch, secretary of Rasputin, the monk, who exerted an everpowering influence on the late Czar’s family.
According to excerpts of the memoirs printed in the Jewish Morning Journal yesterday, Rasputin told Seminowitch that the Czar was the only one to get word from England that Kitchener was bound for Russia.
The Czar, however, admitted to Rasputin that he had drunk excessively shortly after the receipt of the secret message and as a result had spoken too much, conveying the news of Kitchener’s prospective arrival to his friend Voyukoff, who in turn passed it on to the German spy, Prince Adranikoff. The Germans thereupon laid in wait for the ship and sank it, Seminowitch says.
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