Russia is not France, and Petrograd is not Paris. Russia is villages, Russia is a countless number of cities, huge economic and cultural centres. Russia is wisdom. Which allows her to endure such circumstances in which other nations would have already descended into complete anarchy. Wisdom is the great God of the Russian land! And we hope that it will hold us back, at the last minute, from the only horror which threatens Russia, the revolution and freedom - a civil war. See more
Russia is not your Kazan, not your palace, not Mariinsky Square, where you can throw your tantrums. Russia isn’t a square in Petrograd. True, she will watch this hysterical scene with horror, with disgust and with grief, but she will do so calmly - because in a mad house, somewhere on the outskirts, an epidemic broke out and all the residents were taken by a fit of violent insanity - but that does not mean that the whole city will consider it their duty to go insane.
It was difficult for Russia to rule from the palace at Tsarskoe selo. Russia will not be able to rule from Kshesinsky “Palace”.