Anna Vyrubova


Among the most notorious of the woman friends of Rasputin was the princess Virubova. She was arrested during the March Revolution and, with other favourites of Rasputin, was kept in the Fortress of Peter and Paul. They were held there until September, 1917, when they were put on a train and exiled from Russia. At Helsingfors, the Red Guard, deciding that the Russian Government had sentenced them to too light of a punishment, detached the carrige containing these people. They were kept there for weeks, when they seem to have dropped out of sight.