Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
The Germans have agreed to allow the Bolsheviks pass through into Russia
Russian people have proven that they are a great people worthy of a great future
Tsarevich is following sailor’s orders
An exhibition of avant-garde artists opens in Moscow
"Lenin is colossal. He is like a wistful lion going into fierce battle"
What life looked like in the trenches of First World War
The soldiers flee and hide. Things will be even worse in the future.
The émigré communists consider whether to accept the Germans’ offer
How the arrested emperor spends his time
Kerensky visits the arrested emperor at the palace
Trotsky on British democracy
"What’s the rationale for preventing women who wish to participate in elections from doing so?"
The “martyrs” of the February Revolution are buried
An awkward moment for the Bolsheviks
The slogan “war until a victorious end” sounds inspiring in the cities but suspect in the trenches
Wilson’s “Liberty mines”
The King is becoming more concerned
Trostky in a concentration camp
Lady in waiting in captivity: “Black, hopeless sorrow and despondency”
Will Romanovs be allowed into England?
Political prisoners of the tsarist regime are being met with an ovation
The former Emperor is being badly treated
Stalin is already fighting the liberals
Kerensky addresses the Russian soldiers
The Mensheviks are trying to stop Lenin
Nicholas II is prohibited from spending the night with his wife
The Bolsheviks are fighting over smoking in the bathroom
Churchill reflects on Nicholas II
The Bolsheviks’ stomachs enjoy German hospitality
Duchamp’s famous pissoire!
Jean Cocteau: We walked in the moonlight with the ballerinas
Roosevelt on the US joining the war
The Empresses's lady in waiting suspects her of madness
What sort of man was Lenin? An old comrade gives his opinion
Premiere of the Ballets Russes in Rome
“Profiteering from the revolution is taking place on a massive scale”
How pleasant was this day with Lenin!
Radek: "Together with Ilyich we went to a Stockholm department store. We bought Ilyich boots and trousers"
Stalin: "This situation cannot continue indefinitely. Revolution is deepening"
General Kolchak is prevented from fighting
The Empress' lady in waiting: “Easter Matin was solemn, and oh so sad!”
Diaghilev met an old friend
Prokofiev celebrates Easter
Blok describes the Easter service in the empire’s foremost cathedral
Krupskaya: “And now everything became dear and familiar – the ramshackle old third-class carriages, the Russian soldiers. Awfully lovely”
Bunin hits out at Mayakovsky
Eisenstein welcomes "light from the east"
Stravinsky has bad luck with the weather
Lenin dives head first into a political storm
Naryshkina: “The new danger is that the socialists are agitating for a separate peace”
"The evil spirits that Gogol saw have broken free and are having an orgy"
Picasso on prostitutes
Kerensky: "We, Russian democrats, don't want anyone's enslavement, don't want any seizures"
The mother of Nicholas II is deported to Crimea
New convictions of a famous russian dancer forbid him to have sex too often
Is there a need for war: a split within the government is inevitable
A friend of Lenin argues with his wife about women's rights
The Germans are in no hurry to overthrow the Kaiser
"Chekhov is hugely talented, but also vulgar and entirely devoid of any values"
Kshesinskaya is persuaded to dance for the soldiers
“The bourgeois and pro-war papers have begun to hound Lenin viciously”
What did twelve-year-old Kira eat for Easter?
Lenin on the dual power now established in Russia
“For some reason, the workers of the world are failing to unite”
The Grand Duke is placed under the guard of revolutionary sailors
The British have changed their minds about giving Nicholas II asylum
Prokofiev is only 26, but he is a famous composer already
They are stealing jewellery from the Emperess’s maid of honour
Socialists: “Money for the war should be taken from the pockets of the bourgeoisie and aristocracy”
Lenin is given an automobile once driven by grand dukes
Paleologue praises the Provisional Government
Kerensky interrogates the empress
Lenin on the political situation
The Tolstoys gather on the family estate
"The idyllic optimism of the first days of the revolution has passed"
What happens in the Russian Army?
Look at the newborn daughter of Marina Tsvetaeva
Prokofiev on Scriabin
Lenin writes to his lover
Rasputin’s murderer is offered the throne
The intelligentsia, with some rare exceptions, is helpless in the matter of statesmanship
If his Majesty could rid himself of the cult of autocracy and the handful of rascals in whom he places his trust, everything might be different!
The situation at the front worsens
Tsvetayeva on her newborn daughter: “Irina has dark eyes and hair, she sleeps, eats, cries and doesn’t understand anything”
Trotsky freed from concentration camp
Zweig learns the story of Lenin’s journey to Russia
"The schoolchildren are sweet. Only they look brightly ahead"
Freud: “I’m too grumpy to work”
The Emperor arranges an examination for Tsarevich Alexei
From one revolution to another
Russia in 1917
1916: Year in Review.