Have just got back from Sevastopol, where I gave a concert to a large audience of sailors. The proceeds are to go to those injured in the war and to supporting popular education. I gave the concert dressed in a simple soldier’s jacket, which I was also photographed in. The sailors bore me aloft over their heads, and I sang them songs and made speeches. See more
A number of officers, after having reminded a herd of our deserting “free citizens” of the value of proper military order, have observed that the use of lashes and fists can produce the most wondrous results in curing our “people” of the bestialising pyschosis which drives them towards ever more acts of theft and violence. See more
During the morning I took a short walk with Alexis. Upon returning with him, I learned of the arrival of Kerensky. In the conversation he mentioned our likely journey to the south, in view of the proximity of Tsarskoe Selo to the restless capital. Because of her birthday, Olga went to services. See more
A crowd today caught two Leninites who had been firing from a housetop with machine gun and tore them to pieces. The women swear death to all Leninites and Germans.