The theory of relativity is being warmly received within the professionacommunity. How is it possible that our civilized age is at the same time so evil? I am becoming more and more convinced that everything counts for very little, apart from the love of one’s neighbour and friendship between people. See more
Wouldn’t it be better for the whole world if degenerate Europe were to burn itself out completely? All our much-lauded technical progress, the whole of our civilization, is no better than an axe in the hands of a hardened criminal. I believe quite sincerely that the Chinese have advanced further than us and are superior to us in their development, and that their gradual expansion will continue after our “sanitized” comrades have died out.
We need to discard the outmoded perception that only Europe can show us the way. There is dogmatic Marxism and creative Marxism. I stand on the ground of the latter.
Anti, there is so much hopeless anguish, so much pain in your last letters. And I feel that life is like some long, long, narrow dark corridor that we have to feel our way along, past thousands of locked doors, searching, searching for some open door, where we might rest together from all the horrors. See more
Evil fate thinks up a million ways to worm its way through some chink into our hearts and destroy our love... See for yourself, hasn’t our love known more sad hours than happy ones, and haven’t they made it stronger? I feel that there will be many more trials ahead of us and I know that when the forces of evil attack, you will not let me be torn to pieces. Don’t give me up. I love you.
We came to Perm at 4 o'clock, and I walked with Mr. Kunger along the river. There was a very beautiful valley.
What reasons had the Council of Mnisters for transporting the Imperial family to Tobolsk? It is dificult to say definitely. When Kerensky told the Czar of the proposed transfer he explained the necessity by saying that the Provisional Government had resolved to take energetic measures against the Bolsheviks; See more
this would result in a period of disturbance and armed conflict of which the Imperial family might be the first victims; it was therefore his duty to put them out of danger. It has been claimed in other quarters that it was an act of weakness in face of the Extremists, who, uneasy at seeing in the army the beginnings of a movement in favour of the Czar, demanded his exile to Siberia.
I am a monarchist, I am a diehard monarchist, for I never changed and can never change my convictions. See more
But, being a monarchist, I am ready to serve the last smart social-democrat, who is in power, to hide my sympathies, my political coloring, if I could believe, if I could know, that this social-democrat will lead Russia to salvation and will not give us an opportunity, in this century, to return Russia to the times of Ivan Kalita.