Ukraine has been pronounced a republic. There is no centralized power in Russia. The country is falling apart. Maybe the healing process will begin from the provinces? However, it's not clear if the Rada has any authority. See more
Yesterday was the last Constituent Assembly election day in Poltava. The elections are going slowly. They published preliminary results today - the Constitutional Democrats have a significant majority. But it is about to change: the soldiers are voting later, and their votes might give the Bolsheviks an upper hand.
Our Russian front is paralyzed. Germans used it as a chance to hit Italy.
What can one say about all that? The dust rose to the very sky and you can not see anything. So far, we have stayed out of the global scramble. Perhaps, we will manage that.
I find it most interesting to talk to simple people. I recently spoke at a rally in one of the dark outlying regions of the city, where mayhem threatens to creep out on every turbulent day. The audience was attentive. With a glance, I picked out two or three faces with especially uncultured features and spoke as if they were the only people there. It fascinated me. When I saw the attention, followed by interest, curiosity and agreement as I continued, it inspired thought and imagination. I am now working on a pop brochure for the nation, in which I show how the last Romanov broke down and destroyed the autocratic idol (and other expressions).
I have the feeling that not only Russia but all of Europe is spinning out of control. It is as if the forces of traditional inertia have suddenly ceased to function. It is as if the locomotive of Europe has gone off the rails, is careening into a ditch, has burst into flames, and yet, and herein is the joke, the engine-driver keeps shovelling in coal completely unawares.
Events succeed one another thick and fast. The ministerial leapfrog is continuing. Everyone there is clearly jumping about as if there was a fire. Things that were once spoken of in whispers are now discussed openly by all.