New Russian Consul-General for S. F.

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It was announced yesterday that George S. Romanovskie, who for some time was acting Russian Consul-General in San Francisco, is on his way to San Francisco to take over the consulate from Consul-General Artemy de Wywodzeff, who resigned on account of his refusal to accept instructions from the Bolsheviki government.

Romanovskie’s action in accepting the consulate was criticized yesterday by Cyprian Shanowsky, Chancellor of the Russian Consulate-General, who also resigned together with Vice Consul Ambrose Gherini and the other officials of the local consulate, Shanowsky said:

Consul-General de Wywodzeff has received a telegram from Ambassador Bakhmetieff to the effect that Consul Romanovskie will take over the local consulate. We are much surprised, for we understood that Romanovskie had the same objections as we have to the Bolsheviki and that he also had resigned. Evidently he has now reconsidered his resignation.

Consul-General de Wywodzeff and his staff have continued to carry in the business of the consulate since handing in their resignations.

The San Fransisco Examiner, Monday, December 3, 1917, p. 3:5.