The Petrograd Soviet welcomes the victorious revolution of the proletariat and the Petrograd Garrison. The Soviet particularly emphasizes the solidarity, organization, discipline and the spirit of absolute unanimity shown by the masses in this unusually bloodless and unusually successful revolt.
We announce to all workers, soldiers, and all citizens of Petrograd:
In the interest of protecting the revolution and all its conquests from assaults by the counterrevolution, we have appointed commissars to military units and important posts in the capital and its outskirts. See more
Orders and decrees that pertain to these posts are to be fulfilled only after they have been approved by commissars that we have appointed. Commissars as representatives of the Soviet are inviolable. Opposition to the commissars is opposition to the Soviet.
In connection with the report from the delegation for the 33rd Corps that German soldiers had approached Russian lines to inquire about the situation in Russia, as German newspapers publish very little material about the Russian Revolution, and, in trying to follow the course of revolutionary events, German soldiers know nothing about the true situation. See more
The Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet orders that the request of the delegation to provide the 33rd Corps with newspapers and leaflets for distribution in German trenches which, if possible, will be written in German and Polish, be communicated to the Literary-Publishing Collegium.
In a moment of mortal danger for the people and the revolution, the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Soldiers’ Deputies announces: the Kerensky government is destroying this country. Having proven his total inability to conduct war, he has still not offered us peace. Along with the bourgeoisie, Kerensky is preparing to surrender Petrograd, the main fortress of the revolution, to the Germans. In the face of a government mired in Kornilovishness, in the face of general mistrust among soldiers, workers, and peasants toward the government, catastrophe is inevitable. The Petrograd Soviet of W. and S.D. cannot take upon itself any responsibility before the army for the so-called strategy of the Provisional Government and in particular for the retreat of our troops from Petrograd. See more
The salvation of Petrograd and of this country lies in the transfer of power to the hands of the Soviets. Soviet power should offer all peoples an immediate armistice and continue until peace is achieved to take it into its own hands to safeguard the combat capabilities of the army and the defense of Petrograd and of this country.
In addition, The Petrograd Soviet of W. and S.D. calls upon the Petrograd garrison to take all possible measures to develop and consolidate its combat readiness immediately.
Soldiers of the Petrograd Soviet are against the plan of moving the Provisional Government from Petrograd to Moscow, as this would mean leaving the capital of the revolution to the mercy of fate. See more
If the Provisional Government is unable to defend Petrograd, they must conclude a peace treaty or give way to a different government. A move to Moscow would mean deserting a crucial war post.
The Presidium of the Petrograd Soviet has until late not been built on the correct foundations: the presidium completely lacked representation from other parties such as the Bolsheviks and the Menshevik-Internationalists. Besides this it has long been known that most of those in the factories and military units garrisoned in Petrograd are followers of the Bolshevik party. See more
It is therefore entirely just and in accordance with the demands of democracy that the presidium be selected along lines of proportionality. We recommend not the reelection of the presidium, but rather the addition of representatives from other movements which until now have not been included, in accordance with their number. We propose to form a presidium of coalitions.
Approved by the Petrograd Soviet.
Due to the crisis worker section considers it necessary to insist that the All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies assumes all power.
The members of the All-Russian Congress have proposed a demonstration for the 1st of July in order to display the strength of revolutionary democracy in contrast to the congresses of landowners, capitalists, etc. See more
It is desirable that this demonstration show not disorder and separation within our powers but our unity and might, and therefore, we must arrange one general demonstration and not a fragmented one composed of separate groups and parties.
Attention all citizens!
In recent days, both in Petrograd and in many other places in Russia, a rise in drunkenness has been observed. Drunkards have been appearing on the streets, in street wagons, in factories, and in the barracks. Vodka has appeared in the cities and in the countryside, on the home front and on the battlefront. Drunkenness has become a foundation for atrocities: fights, violence, pogroms. See more
How did this vodka get into Russia? Who has been inebriating the people? In earlier days, the Tsar inebriated Russia. Drunkenness in Russia was his doing, as the tsarist throne rested upon drunkenness and the people’s confusion. Now the lurking Black Hundred inebriates Russia. The Black Hundred needs anarchy to begin in Russia. The Black Hundred needs turmoil. And then what happened in 1905 will repeat itself: the enemies of the people will drown the holy mission of freedom and revolution in blood and dirt!
Comrades! Workers and soldiers! Know that the present drunkenness will bring woe upon Russia. This evil must be brought to a halt.
The Executive Committee received information that the strike of laundresses, which began after the unwillingness of their owners to come to an agreement with female workers and lasted for more than two weeks, proceeds with a number of complications. Many cases of mistreatment of female workers by mistresses, including beating and eviction from apartments, were recorded.
A unanimous protest by workers and Petrograd soldiers has shown both the Provisional Government and all the peoples of the world that the revolutionary democracy of Russia will never reconcile itself to the restoration of the aims and practices of Tsarist foreign policy. Its task remains, now and in the future, to campaign tirelessly for international peace.
Между Петроградским Советом рабочих и солдатских депутатов и Петроградским обществом фабрикантов и заводчиков состоялось соглашение о введении на фабриках и заводах восьмичасового рабочего дня, фабрично-заводских комитетов и примирительных камер.
1) Впредь до издания закона о нормировке рабочего дня на всех фабриках и заводах вводится восьмичасовой рабочий день (8 часов действительного труда) во всех сменах. See more
2) Накануне воскресных дней работа производится в течение 7 часов.
3) Сокращение часов работы не должно влиять на размер заработка рабочих.
4) Сверхурочные работы допускаются с согласия фабрично-заводских комитетов.