Princess Paley told me that a usually well-informed Englishman told them that the inhabitants of the Aleksandrov Palace were taken to Tobolsk on Thursday night! I vehemently objected to it, but these rumours prove that this idea is in the air.
I told this to my sister. She says that they have considered for a while now that they were too “close” and that it was a “temptation.”
My God! How wonderful it would have been now to move to a neutral place on Earth, away from all the revolutions and this human hell! I think only the Sandwich islands have remained neutral at this point. You can't find peace anywhere else.
The right (Constitutional Democrats and nonpartisan) predict Napoleon (some talk about the First, some about the Third). However, I see more signs of Russian laziness in the city (which I am very happy about) and only a few Parisian scenes. See more
Those who tried to overthrow the government ran away or went into hiding. Women are fighting in lines... When you get tired of worrying, you start to see the delightful well-natured side of the events.
On July 29th Kerensky presided at a conference at G.H.Q., which was also attended by Tereshchenko and General Alexyeev; by General Brusilov and his Chief of Staff, General Lukhomski; by Generals Ruzski and Klembovski, former and present Com- manders-in-Chief of the Northern Front; by General Denikin, then Commander-in-Chief of the Western Front; and by Savinkov, Commissary of the South-West Front. See more
General Denikin spoke out as a brave and experienced soldier, demanding the abolition of all elected committees in the army and the restoration of all authority and disciplinary power to officers. He seems to have been only half-heartedly supported by his comrades, and no definite decision was reached.
The great times of court jesters, perhaps, passed and will not return. Everything goes somewhere, this can not be denied.
The morning was overcast, but the weather was warm. At the end of Mass, Belyaev, as usual, told us the remarkable truthful words of experience with Christ. See more
During the day, we worked in the same place as before. We cut up those four trees from yesterday and chopped down another four fir trees in one heap. Until dinner I walked with Tatiana and Marie. The evening became charming.