Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
Diaghilev on the red flag
Diary of the Russian peasant: "Today the workers are celebrating their holiday"
Italian border guards refuse to consider Picasso's portrait as a painting
Lenin’s ally was almost beaten up on a tram
“The new government has so much work to do, it's horrific”
“Among the generals, you cannot rely on anyone.”
Rasputin’s murderer takes family portraits by Rembrandt from St Petersburg
"Dying at the front is now definitely perceived as dying in vain"
Freud: "I sometimes fall into such a mood that I no longer want to live"
Совет призывает прекратить демонстрации
Кровавые столкновения в Петрограде
Военный министр будет применять силу без санкции Совета
"Everything will be fine. Russia will be great again. But how long we have to wait, and how hard to wait until it that day comes!"
Debussy’s new sonata
The Soviets come into direct conflict with the Provisional Government
Совет просит помощи в расследовании убийств
Корнилов уходит с поста командующего Петроградским округом
В Москве сокращен хлебный паек
“Lenin’s riotous faction is corrupting the revolution”
Tsvetaeva on love
Gorky: “The bloody nightmare we have lived in these last three years has deprived us not only of ours senses but even our humanity”
Kerensky gives an ultimatum
Lenin on the Mensheviks
Elizaveta Naryshkina decided to leave Tsarskoye Selo
Tolstoy’s widow: “All in all, everything is bad”
Amedeo Modigliani is working on the painting 'Portrait of Jean Cocteau'
The leader of the Mensheviks “lacks the gift of oratory possessed by Lenin and Trotsky, but surpasses them in spirit”.
It seems that Nicholas II is happy with his non-involvement in politics
Zweig: “I’m scared of the war that will follow this war. The wars of classes, nations, and religion”
Empress: “We went for a stroll on foot, because those scoundrels have taken all the petrol”
Tsvetaeva corresponds with her five-year-old daughter
Lenin “hails from the abyss of hell”
Socialists are gaining the upper hand
The Provisional Government in crisis
The Minister of War resigns
“Maybe…we really don’t need Russia?”
Kerensky decides that the war must be continued at all costs.
The Empress’s Maid of Honour: “I am consoled by reading prophecies about the end of the world.”
The rating of Lenin is falling
Nicholas 2 finally pays attention to politics
Kerensky implores soldiers not to rebel
The Minister of Foreign Affairs resigns
Lenin: “A change of personnel won’t be of any consequence – it’s politics itself that must be changed”
“All the generals have fled. The soldiers are deserting”
Yusupov: “Twenty five soldiers and sailors, beasts and savages to a man, have taken up residence in the manor”
Crisis in the government
“The worst thing is not Lenin’s followers, but the dreadful profanities which persist in the hearth of every Russian home?
Trotsky arrives in Petrograd
Admiral Kolchak is convinced that disaster is inevitable
“Our nation is pitiful; never has there been such an open betrayal anywhere”
Tsvetaeva pays for an old man on a tram
A premier of a revolutionary cubist ballet in Paris
"I've heard the roar of the bayonet attack but it was nothing compared to what was happening in the theatre"
Birthday of the former Emperor
Kerensky became a military minister and first of all forbade the generals to resign
If you need a dictatorship to save Russia - deliver one
After the premiere of the “Parade” ballet, it was easier to get through to God, than to Diaghilev
Trotsky: “The Russian revolution is a prologue to worldwide revolution”
Ukrainian statesman: “Now is not the time for us to break away from the Russian empire”
Gorky: "Here, in Russia, you should always talk about culture - you should talk endlessly"
Poet Alexander Blok applied for a job of investigator
Cocteau: "Critics have become angry with us, even though they have not seen or heard the work"
Malevich criticizes the government
Bernard Shaw was right when he remarked 'how popular socialism would be, if there were no socialists!'
Trotsky has lost the habit of living in homeland and is settling in Petrograd
What the Tsar’s family had for luncheon today
Drunk soldiers threaten to rape the Tsarina’s lady-in-waiting
Socialists from all over the world travel to Petrograd
"Now, everyone is so busy with the revolution that, rightly, no one is going to new operas"
The Bolsheviks demand that we cancel debt from other countries
Trotsky: “Kerensky was and always will be an accidental figure, a placeholder for the real men of history”
Tolstoy’s daughter listens to Kerensky at a meeting with soldiers
Nicholas II is going to play tennis
The maid who served three emperors leaves the royal family
Lenin on the chauvinism of the Russian people
Trotsky on Kerensky
“It’s incredibly infuriating that spring only comes around once a year”
"29 rubles have been collected to support the army and the new government"
"The true essence and meaning of culture lies in an organic aversion to everything that is dirty"
Soldiers simulate illnesses to get into the infirmary
St Petersburg, summer 1917: “White Nights and women”
"In the trenches you will see only an armed crowd, corrupted by a dangerously patchy political education”
The Bolsheviks have seized the residence of Nicholas II’s former lover
"Second graders (all maximalist anarchists) are issuing resolutions on the change of the regime"
Nicholas II is pleased with the weather
“Life here is grandiose in everything, is tragic and tremendous”
The Empress Mother finally meets a polite hussar
Kerensky tours the armies and the navy
Nicholas II is having a splendid time
“How humiliating it is to see Tolstoy’s ridiculous theories becoming reality"
Will Berdyaev's prediction about Russia’s twentieth-century destiny come true?
The former emperor digs seedbeds
1916: Year in Review.