This is a very tragic moment. The enemy is approaching Petrograd, democratic forces are trying to resist, we are expecting bloodshed in the streets of the capital. Starvation can kill not only our government but the revolution itself. The masses are sick and exhausted. They have no interest in the Revolution. If the Bolsheviki start anything, that will be the end of the Revolution.
It is essential that both the government and the Council of the Republic take steps that clearly demonstrate to the people that these are the bodies that protect their interests, not the Bolsheviks.