I am absolutely broke!! I would be most grateful if you could see your way to sending me those 300 francs you still owe me. See more
What horrors in Russia! Can there really be no end to the intrigues of the German-socialists and to the rest of this shit?
Again I see no future because this accursed war is dragging out, again the air is heavy with it. Much confuses me, that is to say, I am unable to comprehend it.
Terrible news from the front: the army has melted away completely. In the very heat of battle soldiers begin to question whether their officers are really worth following, often resulting in their taking off and leaving their comrades in greater danger. See more
The rout is complete: artillery, ammunition, field hospitals and even nurses are abandoned to the enemy; those soldiers who do not forget their duty and try to remain loyal to their officers are shot by the deserters. Shame, disgrace! The people are without honour and conscience.
A northern wind and rain. The situation with the army is far from good. The soldiers, thoughtless and blind, are leaving the front in their thousands. Nevertheless there are some, who have conscience and understanding, who are dying in their thousands. See more
The first are traitors and betrayers of their motherland, the second are true defenders, to whom all honour and glory. The officers press ahead, dying in their thousands and inspiring some of the soldiers. But half of the soldiers attack, and the other half run in disgrace.
In the Vyborg quarter they curse the “bourgeois”, on Nevsky the “Bolsheviks”. On a tram an old man declared:
- It’s the yids, I say kill them... See more
Everyone heartily approved. Another man said:
- It’s the bourgeois.
The same universal agreement.
The day was windy and cold — only 10 degrees. I took a short walk with all my daughters. During the day we worked as before. We chopped down four trees. We all thought and talked about the forthcoming journey; it seems strange to leave here after four months of seclusion.
Recently we have observed numerous instances of publication of military information in periodicals, the disclosure of which had a detrimental effect on the course of military action, and sometimes directly helped the enemy. In light of this, the Provisional Government, fully realizing its duty to the motherland, considers it necessary to quickly establish new rules of military censorship.
On our front blood is being spilled again, again they are mutilating our husbands and brothers in the name of capitalists' and landowners' interests. Contrary to the wishes of the people, contrary to the wishes of our soldiers, our troops are being thrown into an offensive. See more
The current war was not started in the name of people’s interests, neither the peasants nor the workers needed it, it could only bring new suffering to all of them, only new hunger, only new hardships.