Everyone is going to vote, they say, yesterday and today there were a lot of people. What will they bring? Bolsheviks and Constitutional Democrats will get the majority? We have not heard of any big violations yet.
Prokopovich spoke very forcibly: the Russian intelligentsia had always remained beyond the ideas of statehood, and it is only by virtue of its painful experiences that it has now begun to think along those lines. See more
He also pointed out the predicament experienced by socialist ministers in handing power to an entirely socialist ministry at a time when non-socialist ministers have been arrested. His idea – with which I concur – is that the struggle against the Bolsheviks must, at the present moment, be waged not with arms but through public opinion, the press and so forth.
Thoughts about complete and temporary emigration are now firm among some people. It always used to be like this – but rarely in Russia.
The future feels vague and anxious. At the same time, I feel very clearly the strength of the Russian nation regardless of its anti-government movements. Today, we can see in all its stark reality the anarchism of the masses of the Russian people and of its Jewish leaders, who play a major role in these movements. See more
One can draw this line all the way through the history of Judaism and of the Russian people. The servant classes, separated from the rest of the people, have already been making history for millennia. “The people” lived its life and worked to create another. The ideological decline of socialism and populism is emerging very clearly. It will be very curious to watch how the intelligentsia will change. Whatever happens at the level of the state, the great Russian people will survive.
It feels very uneasy. As if it's the beginning of a civil war.
Our defeat by the Italians has made a strong impression. It seems that relentless measures will be taken against the Ukrainian Rada. Yesterday, for the first time, I could hear serious anxiety about the Bolsheviks.
I visited the Belgian Ambassador, Destre. He, too, seems bewildered by recent events in Petrograd. In the Hôtel d’Europe, I was met with a strange sight—some catastrophe was sweeping the city; it was like a war. See more
I was shocked by the sight of all the luxurious décor, the dirt, the crowd standing oddly in these luxurious surroundings.
I've always feared that socialism creates army discipline. And what do I see around me? It might only exist inside - but the only thing anyone has inside is strife and squabble.
There's a meeting at the museum today regarding the evacuation. There's a lot of anxiety about it now. In fact, are people more afraid of Bolsheviks? than Germans.
I kindly ask the Provisional Government to release me from the post of the Comrade Minister of Education.
Prayed to God and decided to go to Vernadsky, to offer my services to the government and my library to Saratov. There is no other solution. Will go to ambassadors, will offer my services to foreign governments: to the English, to the French, to the Americans, but before all, to Vernadsky. Who knows, it may work out. Now Saratov needs everything.
I look into the future with anxiety. I believe in Russia’s strength, but think that, unconsciously, great mistakes can be made, which would direct the course of history not in the direction in which they could have, and, especially, that a lot that has been created by Russian history, in the form of a big unified state, can be lost for humanity. See more
Right now the question is in the strength of government.
Когда произошли страшные по жестокости - судя по рассказам - убийства офицеров в Кронштадте, печать их замолчала, было обещано разъяснение, которое опубликовано однако не было. Тогда можно было думать, что это несчастье произошло в первом пылу столкновения, революционного взрыва. Но с тех пор прошли долгие дни, уже месяцы, и в эти долгие дни, уже в более спокойное время, не в минуты революционного аффекта - продолжается издевательство над арестованными в тюрьмах Кронштадта людьми.