Considering it necessary to put an end to the seeming uncertainty about the system of government, having in mind the unanimous and enthusiastic acceptance of the republican idea, which was reflected at the Moscow state assembly, the Provisional government declares that governmental order, ruling the Russian state, is a republican one and proclaims a Russian republic.
Excellent weather. Got news that Anya Vyrubova, together with the others, should have been brought to the border, wherefrom she should have continued on her way to Sweden. During the trip she was detained and brought to Helsingfors, put aboard the “Polar Star” and in a few days was put in Sveaborg (fortress).
I was very touched by your letter where you share your thoughts about the sea, sand and the sky. I remember our walks when we would admire the nature in so many countries, and I would always be touched by your thoughts. I can’t stop dreaming, can’t stop passionately, continuously thinking about the day when I can hug you again, be with you all, my darlings. And now it is so hard to be away from everyone, and no city, not even Naples or Nice, can calm my biting sorrow.
I’m so afraid that the Kornilov tragedy is only the beginning of a string of such events that will last until “economic prerequisites” destroy the cause of the revolution. And only then would the descendants of Louis Blanc and Bakunin weep from desperation and impotent rage. Is this what we have been waiting for? Is this what we have been hoping for in early March?