Today is already the 23rd. anniversary of the death of dear Papa. Such circumstances he never lived to see! God, how trying for poor. Russia! In the evening before dinner we attended vespers.
The KornilovCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917 business is lighting-up uncontrollably. Slowly, gradually this story is stripping off the final scraps of common sense. See more
The first meeting of the Military Revolutionary Committee took place. The Organisational Bureau has presented a report on a number of tasks to be solved at the meetings, and the establishment of a liaison service with local and suburban units. See more
There recently emerged in the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies a large schism among the Bolsheviks. Zinoviev, Trotsky et al considered a public declaration essential, whatever its results might be, and they regarded these results with pessimism. Lenin alone believes that seizing the power of democracy will certainly extirpate war and right all over the country. See more
Rumours about the Bolshevik rally in the coming days spread around the city, worrying and disturbing everyone. In these days, there was given - a completely academic - order to arrest Lenin.
Tereschenko, whom I met this afternoon at the Provisional Council, told me that Scobeleff had to-day held more conciliatory language and had spoken of the instructions which he had received as representing, not the demands, but the wishes of the Russian democracy as to the attitude to be adopted by their delegate should the subjects touched on come up for discussion at the conference. See more