The Provisional Government is under a deep illusion. They thought that the “import” of Lenin and Co by the Germans would in itself completely discredit them in the eyes of the public and prevent anyone from successfully preaching them. And indeed, at different rallis, the subject of the “sealed car” always had great success.
But this did not prevent their development through “Truth”, and number of other anarchic leaflets of the most aggressive and destructive propaganda. The Provisional Government is bound by its declarations on the freedom of speech, by its entire ideology.
After a pleasantly cool night, the day turned hot. During the morning I took a nice walk with Valya Dolgorukov. I gave a geography lesson to Alexis. During the day we dug up a large flower bed in our garden, after which we rested in the canoe. During dinner a thunderstorm came up, with a refreshing shower.
Petrograd. Charles Edward Russell, Socialist and a member of the American Commission, outlined the aims of the United States and the reasons which brought the country into the war before a full council of Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Delegates. See more
Within a short time the cars stopped at the Detention House in the Furshkatskaya Ulitza, and I was, carried into the office of the commissioner. He was an officer, rather short in stature, but dignified and efficient. Offering me his hand, he asked me if I would be seated while he made out the necessary papers. See more
“Anna Akhmatova” - What a magnificent lack of comfort!
In our favorite cafe, “Novedades,” we noticed a small, dark, young dancer, who stood out with his elegant movement and irresistible power. When he finished his dance, Diaghilev asked him to come to our table. He introduced himself as Felix Fernandez Garcia, and as we were talking I felt in him a quivering sensibility of a person who has original talent. See more