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Project 1917 is a series of events that took place a hundred years ago as described by those involved. It is composed only of diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers and other documents


It is very cold in the morning, I was behind the garden, leaves were flying from the maple trees, I picked one up.

Despite all the horror, which reigns all around, despite the humiliation of the Russian people and the pain of Russia, how happy I am, that I am Russian and Orthodox.

Those who consider the establishment of a socialist government to mean the establishment of socialism are gravely mistaken. Even if the government will consist exclusively of socialists, it should anyway be based on a definitive programme, worked out by the Democratic Conference; there can be no socialism until the gathering of the Constituent Assembly. See more


Russian Political Parties

Libertas in Imperio. A people can only be free if it is not subjected to pressure from without. This is the complete antipode to the old-fashioned, moss-covered approach whereby external pressure is used to suppress internal freedom. The question is only whether all peoples can simultaneously be free or whether they can only be so in turn. See more

It rained for half the day but it was warm. I finished the book On the Mountain and began a novel by Leskov. At 9 o'clock in the evening, church services were held for us in the hall. We went to bed early.

Our captivity lasted eighteen days. As long as we kept to our rooms they left us in peace and our life did not seem much changed, but the moment we wished to move out and take the air our vexations began. See more

No one knows why we are under arrest, and, of course, no charges were, nor for that matter could have been, filed. Where is the guarantee that this will not happen again. Koz’min is making a very good impression: ideological, modest and intelligent.

News is coming from Finland that in the very near future the Swedish border is to be shut.

This measure is being proposed in light of warnings of a big flood of Russian emigrants and is connected with the food crisis in Sweden.



in Petrograd
in Moscow