Against Cagliostro made one of the secretaries Elagina: "It is enough time to talk with Phoenix graph for the full conviction that he impudent charlatan." Elagin, however, continued to trust Cagliostro. A Elagina secretary began to dissolve in St. Petersburg rumors of coaching quack, which greatly undermined his credit in a society where Cagliostro and found other fans. Among them was also the Count Alexander Stroganov, one of the most prominent nobles of Catherine's court. An extremely unfavorable effect on the situation in St. Petersburg Cagliostro acted as printed in the Russian press statement of the Spanish envoy Norman that no graph Phoenix on the Spanish colonel never was. This is the official statement exposed the impostor Cagliostro like.