At 11 o’clock, just as I was going to bed, a commissar with two “adjutants” arrived from Kerensky. He demanded that I get up and read some papers. I quickly covered myself with a shawl and went out to meet them. There were three, Jews judging by their appearance. They said that I, as a counterrevolutionary, was to be exiled abroad in 24 hours. I composed myself, although, under the irony of their gaze, my hand was shaking when I signed the papers.
I implored them to delay the journey by another 24 hours, as there was no way I could get ready in this time: I had neither money nor the permission to take anyone with me. The policemen handled me like a dangerous counter-revolutionary. The director of our hospital, Reshetnikov, and the nurse Veselova were called on to travel with me.
News reach us from Berlin that the capture of Riga is celebrated there with flags, church bells and dismissal of students. Look at that: they achieve victories and learn, and here school ended on May 14th and will not start before September 30th. See more
There were finally elections to the Duma in Petrograd, based on a revolutionary method. They discovered complete apathy of 60% of the population—it did not participate in elections. The result was good for socialists, big and small—they are 140 people, and cadets and their companions—60.
I said that I don’t demand any influence on the composition of the government, but since I’ve been asked for my opinion, I have to say earnestly that I find Kerensky a feeble man who gets easily influenced by other opinions and who, of course, has no skill in his profession.
I’m going to Feodosia with the kids. Hunger has come to Moscow, it will soon get cold as well, everyone is telling me to go.
In a conversation Tereschenko informed me that three cavalry divisions had been summoned from the front to guard against the danger of a Bolshevik rising, and I rather hoped from what he told me about the political situation that Kerensky and KorniloffCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917 were, after all, working together for the maintenance of order.
Russian newspapers today give an overview of the big Parisian scandal: AlmereydaEvgeny Vigo is a radical French anarchist, socialist and internationalist. His alias, Miguel Almereida, is an anagram of the expression "this shit" (fr. - y'a la merde). He was found dead in the prison cell. is killed in prison, the reputation of six ministers and their deputies was compromised in “Bonnet Rouge”The satirical radical French newspaper ("The Phrygian Cap"), Clemenceau fulminates. The government is more than shaken.
It was a nice day. V. N. Derevenko and his family arrived and that was the biggest thing that had happened for days. Unfortunately, bad news from the front was confirmed. We learned that Riga still stood but that our army had retreated far into the northeast.