Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
Map of the Royal dynasties of Europe
Russians argued with the Ukrainians, the Jews were sulking and waiting for a beating
Kerensky talks to Ukrainian politicians
"The bleakest and most hopeless in it is what it took from Gogol. In whatever is in it from Dostoyevsky, there are more glimmers of light"
"The masses are returning to a state of nature and descending to the level of livestock"
Blok: "There’s no need to dream of a golden age"
The military fleet less and less obeys the Provisional Government
"We are spoken of openly as a nation of traitors"
The government must resort to the printing press once again
The Empress is outraged at revolutionary soldiers breaking road traffic regulations
The English king is concerned on behalf of his relatives
Kerensky appoints a new commander-in-chief
Lenin on property and land
“The air is filled with the oily smells of typographic paint and black bread”
Lev Tolstoy’s daughter: “The entire front was awash with the most desperate propaganda. Meetings are endless”.
Trotsky demands an apology from Milyukov
"So you think I don’t find it repulsive to brandish the red flag?"
The picture of Tsarevich Alexei
Nicholas II works in the garden
Who is Lunacharsky, the future minister of culture of the USSR?
General Brusilov: “I have a deep-rooted belief that we will emerge from this titanic war with honour”
“The only significant difference is that the fate of Russia was once determined by one scoundrel, Rasputin; now it is determined by hundreds of them”
"For all that, Petersburg is unusually beautiful"
Lenin on the World Revolution
Nicholas II continues to work in the garden
An opinion of a simple peasant of the changes in government
Kerensky is leaving for a tour of the front
Churchill is skeptical of the Russian Revolution
Plekhanov on land ownership
The future Nobel Prize winner in literature was almost burned by peasants
"Thrones began to tremble, and the grandest and bloodiest of them all was the first to crumble"
Tsvetaeva about Christ and Nietzsche
"Gained by all sorts of tricks 18 pounds of flour"
"We, Russians, do not want to leave our barbarian habits"
The famous anarchist-prince Kropotkin has returned from many years of emigration
"It seems that everything is getting worse and worse"
Soldiers play a funereal march at Tolstoy’s grave
"Kiev – the mother of Russian cities, because Moscow and Petrograd are colonies on Kiev, and not vice versa"
"A number of slanderous and dirty newspapers have sprung up encouraging people to treat one another with hostility and hate"
A terribly humiliating event: the Empress is interrogated
"In Russia “Women’s Death Battalions” have been formed"
Poet Alexander Block does investigator things
Denikin about soldiers: "They’re possessed or demonic, with a confused mind and an obstinate speech devoid of any logic or common sense."
Soldiers are rude to the Grand Duchess
The Tsar and his family eat vegetables they have grown themselves
“We have already been defeated by Germany, and the overthrow of the autocracy was the piece of bacon fat in the mousetrap"
The only meeting between Lenin and Kerensky
The Mensheviks are much more popular than the Bolsheviks
At the Congress of Soviets no one applauds Lenin
"Moscow is a total dump, the yard cleaners are on strike and are preventing others from cleaning the streets"
Kerensky predicts a dictatorship
"Russia's isolation in the world cannot be allowed. Dreamy internationalism only pushes us into Asia and isolates us"
Admiral Kolchak resigns in scandal and throws his prize cutlass into the sea
The birthday of Anastasia Romanova
"This is exactly how I remembered her - overflowing with energy, playful, always laughing with her ringing laughter"
Stalin threatens the bourgeoisie
Conflict in the Congress of Soviets
Conditions in the army deteriorate
Krupskaya relates an argument about sexism
Naryshkina: "They eat their radish and think it’s wonderful"
"I'm not happy that Messrs Lenin and Trotsky are at large. They’ve committed plenty of sins against the Criminal Code"
Gumilyov meets Yeats and Chesterton
Kolchak resigned following a scandal
"Divisions are refusing to engage. It is shameful before our allies"
Look at the shaven heads of Grand Duchesses Romanov
Gorky is against newspapers
Who is Alexandra Kollontai, who will later become the first female prime minister in history?
"A lot of people are turning sour here. They’re frustrated"
"His practical proposal was that poets alone should be allowed to rule the world'
There is a real civil war in Kiev
Lenin attempts to joke
Leader of the mensheviks: "What the Bolsheviks are engaged in now is no longer ideological propaganda; it is conspiracy"
"From where does this nastiness come from in people?"
“The Provisional Government is bound by its declarations on freedom of speech, by its entire ideology”
Tsvetaeva on Akhmatova
The New Matisse
Колчак выступает перед Временным правительством
В России начат выпуск купюр 1000-рублевого достоинства
Всероссийский съезд Советов призывает выходить на улицы 1 июля
The birthday of Maria Romanova
Edvard Munch paints “Field Work”
There is a lack of gas masks in the army
Revolution and ... canaries
"The same, should be, feels the player before the bet"
Korolenko on the state of affairs
"Kerensky himself visited our division"
"The Ukrainian movement is becoming something that promises great tribulations"
"I call you not to feast, but to die!"
The epidemic of sunflower seeds has seized Russia
Admiral Kolchak transfers to serve in the US Navy
“Bolshevism” has come to suit the temper of our dark, ignorant, slavery-wrought, war-torn masses."
1916: Year in Review.
From one revolution to another
Russia in 1917