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Project 1917 is a series of events that took place a hundred years ago as described by those involved. It is composed only of diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers and other documents

We have also not received any newspapers all this time. The bourgeois press is silent. In the morning we learnt that there are troop movements in Luga, but whose troops? Some assume they are Kerensky’s. There have been skirmishes around Suida. See more

We got up late. The political perspectives have not grown lighter, but neither have they grown dimmer. We continue packing. After tea, A.N and I walked around the streets for a bit and heard separate shots towards the zoo and the palace. Both sides have announced a truce in order to establish the structure of the future government by noon the next day.  

Rumour has it that the Bolsheviks at Tsarskoe Selo have surrendered without much of a struggle. It appears that there was a detachment of sailors near Taaitsa planning to go to Gatchina to arrest Kerensky, who was at the palace. See more

Near the Admiralty Gates, we got into a car and set off across the Menagerie and past the Gatchina Palace, and saw weapons taken from units leaving Petrograd being brought in. The Cossacks had also disarmed the sailors who had been occupying the Warsaw Station, and besides rifles, they had ten machine guns. See more

All the bridges in Petrograd have been opened in preparation for the Bolshevik attack, which is expected at any moment.

We're expecting a Bolshevik uprising any day now.

In the morning I read. In the afternoon, Natasha, Johnson and I went to Remiz, at the second gate we stepped out and walked past the Tea House to the Black Lake. By the river I shot from the Mauser, was testing it. Before reaching the lake we went back to the car and were back home by 5 o’clock.

In the morning, I read, and waked around the garden. At 3 o’clock I took a walk in the grove beyond the crossing. When I returned home, Baranov’s son was there who asked me to be the godfather to his son Andrei. Then I read and played the guitar.

Old Bennet visited before breakfast: soon he's leaving for England. We picked some flowers for a small bouquet during our walk.

A naval battle took place - Germans captured the entire island of EselFormer name of Saaremaa, now an Estonian island in the Baltic Sea.

At 3 o'clock Natasha and I went to Remiz, where we found three mushrooms, then went to the Tea house and returned home.

At 3 o’clock Natasha and I went to Birch Gates, from where we walked to the island of Love, where we found a broken, toppled statue. Then we walked along the shore, past the old orangeries and into the zoo, passed by the bird enclosure. I forgot to say that all birds were sold off in the summer.

After every meal I would lie down for an hour, the rest of the time I would be up on my feet.

Westfallen visited me today. He allowed me to go for a walk and to drive but strictly told me to lie down for an hour after lunch. Everyone went mushroom-picking to the Black Lake. I took a 45-minute walk in the garden, it was very nice to finally be outside.

I've been reading the whole day - currently, I'm reading about the history of the French revolution (written by F. Mignet). I spent the afternoon writing in my diary - I've completely abandoned it during my illness.