We are standing at the abyss. War with the enemy has ceased, but a new and merciless war has been declared between brothers.
“Comrade Supreme Commander, we ask you to send, immediately, to Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and Orenburg, such forces that, while not putting the front in danger, would suffice to quickly wipe from the face of the earth the counter-revolutionary insurrection of Cossack generals and bourgeois Kadets”. See more
Russia is in the grips of anarchy, with Petrograd blighted by murders and robberies. There were 77 acts of violence last night alone. A whole family was slaughtered the other day in Lesnoye. The suspects are police officers. Crowds have been raging for the third day in a row and demanding that the suspects be handed over to them. See more
The dancer Mata Hari is executed in Vincennes. She was convicted of espionage.
There was a time when all of Paris gathered to look at her famous belly dance. She performed in European capitals. Her other dance of the Devil, otherwise known as the Mephistopheles, produced just as much furor. She was beautiful, flexible and seductive. She wasn’t prone to debauchery, she took everything life offered her. And she succeeded in many things. Once, she appeared on stage with a black diamond on her chest, which drove all the Parisians crazy… See more