The Council of People's Commissars issued a decree introducing new spelling.
Letters ѣ, е, ъ, i and similar are excluded.
Starting from January 1918, all government-issued publications, newspapers, magazines and books have to utilize new spelling.
The Nobel Prize for 1917 has been awarded to the Swedish “Red Cross”. The award of the international prize for the first time throughout the war has been causing much excitement. The prize will be awarded at an unusually grand and solemn ceremony. The King is expected to attend, and the Orchestra of the National Theatre will play a fanfare. See more
The secretary of the Nobel Institute, Moe will read a paper. As the Nobel Prize for last year has not been awarded, the committee must decide on the other prizes. Various rumours circulated about the coming award. The Pope and King Gustav of Sweden were been named as candidates for the prize.