There was a large demonstration coming from the opposite bank of the Neva. The working working public greeted it, filling the sidewalks. There was another crowd approaching the workers's demonstration, in bowler hats and fedoras; they were greeted from the sidewalk by bowler hats and fedoras.
Closer towards the opposite Neva bank there were mostly workers, closer to the Morskaya, next to Politseiskii bridge, the bowler hats predominated. In this crowd, by word of mouth, they were telling how Lenin, using German gold, bribed the workers, who now all supported him. "We need to smash Lenin!" cried some fashionably dressed girl.
There was shooting on the Nevsky Prospect. The attack was organised by German emissaries. It turned out that they used exploding bullets that we do not use. Undoubtedly this movement has already existed and had its followers. See more
I got an invitation to come see Rodzianko at breakfast. During our conversation, Rodzianko expressed an optimistic view on the situation in the Black Sea. I've told him that I am experiencing the same internal turmoil as everyone. For now, I can contain this motion, by appealing to the remnants of reason, See more
Heroism is against nature. To love your competitor is to sleep with a leper. Christ, for the most part, is the preacher of heroism.
We have come very close to civil war. It is utterly useless to discuss the question of who has caused the current dangerous situation.
The crowd, in a panic, was running towards the Mikhailovskaya square; whipping the horses, the coachmen were galloping. Groups of dirty, ragged fabric workers in caps and soft hats, in their majority with criminal, brutal faces, armed with assault rifles, and singing the "International" were moving in the middle of the Nevsky prospect. See more
We went to Paris for the new season at the Théâtre du Châtelet. It was our first visit since the beginning of the war. Parisians, generally jolly, it seemed, have changed under the threat of invasion.