They say two tubs of butter have been stolen from the monastery. Rowdiness. Rowdiness causes great harm. It's everywhere. Nothing can be left out in the street nowadays. Everything is being broken, violated. Everything gets stolen from gardens. All one can hear at night is fowl-language songs. Former Minister of War SukhomlinovFormer Minister of War has been given a life sentence.
We need to keep in mind that we were not prepared for such an army. There's even more: the Germans were getting ready for a people's war, there's a lot of proof of that. They had been preparing for this war for 43 years, and yet, in 1914, they still thought they were not ready. And no one was. See more
England was so unprepared that they even had no universal military service. So why is it so surprising that, given the circumstances, I hadn't done more than I was able to? I might be wrong, but I believe that the prosecution should sound more or less believable. He is guilty of not doing anything, of not using his omnipotence. Gentlemen, I've never had it. I was shocked to hear that I was, apparently, omnipotent.
Brazen, with beastly faces, people in gray overcoats, pretending to be from some garrison committees, burst into the cell and rummaged through already pretty ramshackle surroundings. A certain spotted, beastlike soldier Kulikov was raging particularly hard. During various searches, and they completely undressed me, on a stone floor, in a cold cell, this monster decided that they needed to also remove my cross. They took it off, but someone from those who still believed in God objected, and they gave the cross back to me—the gold chain Kulikov claimed as a memento.
At the same time, people kept looking in the peephole trying to see when the consequences of this barbarity will begin. Soldiers came from garrison regiments to look at former tsarists servants now imprisoned. It really got on my nerves to hear the incessant clicking of the peephole’s lid. At the same time you could hear laughter, various jeering, and the promise to deal with us.