It is a cloudy morning, with a smell of burning. Everything is covered in lilac fog. Beautiful.
Kerensky has certainly lost all sense of understanding. He is under cross influences. He opens himself almost to anything, almost like a woman. His domestic ways have also corrupted him. He has established (and he lives in the Winter Palace!) “court” orders, which adhere to miserable philistinism, parvenu. He has never been clever, but it seems that even ingenious intuition has abandoned him when festive, honey-feasting days have passed, and were replaced by severe (oh, how severe!) weekdays. See more
And he has become intoxicated… not from power, but from “success” in a Chaliapin manner. And then there’s the feeling that he is “going down”. He does not see people. Suppose he did not have this before, and now he is completely blind (now that he needs to choose people!). He even took Savinkov for a “faithful servant both in body and in soul” - only. Just like a “servant”, he took him away, hastily - away from the front. (It seems that they were together during the June offensive). And he became agitated, worried when he noticed that Savinkov was not without a keenness… He began to suspect him… of what?
Forgive me for the courage with which I decided to send you a few things that one can no longer find in Russia and which, perhaps, will be useful to you. I know that you will be angry with me, but forgive me with you kindness and grace for giving me the pleasure of thinking about you, about your lovely hands that gave me so much happiness. See more
I can not vouch only for time, since the mail does not exist nowadays. I would have asked you to provide me with the required numbers and measurements, since I only have one of your gloves, the number of which I was guided by. I think that you will not condemn me, since it is now impossible to get the most necessary things in Russia, and maybe I could be happy to serve you. I will point out things like shoes, linen, fabrics, etc. I apologise for the packaging - we have to send things to the embassy in a hurry with a valise, and I do not have anything around me except for a leather box, and I’m afraid that you will get some mixture, which for, just in case, I do not want to condemn my ability to pack parcels.
Poor Russia! Madness of workers, stupidity of the government, rowdiness of the deputies, escalating food crisis in Petrograd, growing animosity of peaceful and calm people are creating high tension in society. I believe there will be an explosion in the near future. See more
Cossak revolutions, the St. George Cross holders’ leagues are nothing, but they can spark a flame. Germans are pressing in Riga and hurrying Russia up.
The Conference of Public Figures welcomes you, the Supreme Leader of the Russian Army. The Conference declares that any attempt attempt to undermine your authority in the army and in Russia will be considered criminal, and joins its voice to the voices of the officers, the cadets and the Knights of George. See more
In this terrible hour of grave tribulation, those in Russia who continue to think put their hopes and faith in you. May God help you in your great trial, may you restore the greatness of the army and save Russia!
The weather became nice and warm. During the morning as always a train of people came into town. MarieThird daughter of Nicholas II had a fever and Alexis left arm hurt a little. Until lunch I spent all my time and pleasure talking in the sunshine. At 2:30 our ship went to the other side of the river and was laying in a supply of wood, and we went for a walk. See more
The walking was very hot. We came back to the ship at 4:30 and returned to the other side. Some of the inhabitants were boat riding and sailed in front of us. The guards from Kronstadt went to stay in their lodgings in the city.