The Russian revolution is a prologue to worldwide revolution. However, I can’t deny that I don’t agree with a lot of what is happening right now. I think that entering into the ministry is dangerous. I don’t believe in the miracles that the ministry can work from above. We used to have a diarchy, due to the animosity between the two classes. The coalition ministry will not save us from this duality of power, it will merely transfer it to the ministry.
We were in a zoo.
Speaking to the House of Commons, Lord Robert Cecil said “Making peace now would be ridiculous”. Really. Two million corpses, and you think it is funny?! The discourse of these English statesmen is so tactlessly cynical. What’s the difference between this and the German atrocities? The only difference is that they are colder.
In appeals, in orders and in the daily columns of the press, we often come across this short phrase: “The Homeland is in danger”. We are too used to this phrase. We read it as though it were an old chronicle about days gone by and we do not reflect upon the menacing meaning of this short phrase. But unfortunately, gentlemen, this is the hard truth. Russia is dying. See more
It was cold, windy weather with snowy squalls. But we went to Mass. I took a walk during the day with Tatiana and Anastasia, while Alexis played on the island. Until and after tea, I read to my heart's content. Towards evening the weather finally turned like winter. Snow fell and the temperature was 2 degrees below frost.