A legal project has been developed by the ministry of justice in relation to compensation for losses suffered during the February revolution. According to the legal project, only losses suffered by those serving in foreign embassies and foreign servicemen are open to indisputable compensation; the cost of weapons taken from private citizens during the revolution is also open to compensation.
Yesterday evening a group of sailors from the crew of the cruiser “Aurora” vandalized the “Freedom” restaurant at 13 Kolomenskaya Street. The sailors shattered several windows, as well as smashing items of crockery and furniture. See more
A misunderstanding between the owner of the establishment and his staff served as the provocation, with the sailors taking the latter’s side. The police did not succeed in detaining any of the vandals.
The Finnish homeowner union has addressed the Senate with a petition to eliminate any Russian names of Finnish streets. For instance: Vladimirskaya, Andreevskaya, Aleksandrovskaya, and others. Moreover, the union demands to wipe out inscriptions in Russian on billboards immediately.
Shoes from America
The temporary government has provided the Ministry with provisions in the amount of 22 800 000 USD. In view of this, the ministry placed its first order for American shoes to the tune of 3 000 000 pairs of shoes and 600 000 poods of leather soles.
Valuables went missing at the Winter Palace
About a month ago it turned out that some valuables, primarily art, went missing from the state rooms of the Winter Palace. Missing pieces included rare sculptures (bronze), china, cameos etc. Despite all searching effort, perpetrators were nowhere to be found. All Palace staff were under suspicion. Suddenly, police got on the tracks of the robbers in the Pavlovsky college. See more
As it turned out, several college students have formed a robbers gang. They used their Junker shifts at the Palace to steal valuables from the rooms. Some of the valuables were returned to the court of inquiry - 7 bronze figurines by F. Chopin (1867). They portray Ermak, Vladimir Monomakh, Tsar Fyodor, Wassily V, Boris Godunov and Vladimir the Great.
The end of the Women's Battalion
An appalling event took place in the last few days in the Women's Battalion of death. Women volunteers beat up the inaugurator of the Women's Battalion of death, warrant officer Bochkareva, who had delivered a series of reprimands to the volunteers. See more
As a result, a neighbouring regiment had to be called to put a stop to the disorders. So, as you may have heard, the battalion is going to be disbanded in the next few days. 250 people from it are going to be sent to the acting army as reinforcements for the Women's battalion; the remainder will be dismissed and sent home.
On the day before yesterday Lvov, member of the State Duma, was released, as he had shown signs of a mental disorder at his interrogation.