Preliminary results of the Constituent Assembly elections are out. The Bolsheviks lost. Along with the left-wing Socialist-Revolutionaries, they are far behind the right-wing SRs, who got considerably more seats in the Assembly. See more
We need to welcome the new authorities and get in touch with them.
The breakdown is getting worse.
One evening at the very beginning of the Bolshevist rule, my husband and I decided to go to the ballet. I had never before been in the Imperial Theatres otherwise than through a private entrance and in the imperial box, and I found it interesting to view the house from orchestra seats, as a private individual. See more
Toward the end of November occurred the “wine-pogroms”- looting of the wine-cellars - beginning with the plundering of the Winter Palace vaults. For days there were drunken soldiers on the streets…. In all this was evident the hand of the counter-revolutionists, who distributed among the regiments plans showing the location of the stores of liquor.
The Allies should release Russia from the engagement entered into in the Pact of London not to make a separate peace, and that they should tell the Russian people that, realising the extent to which they are worn by war, and the effects of the disorganisation resulting from a great revolution, they would leave them to decide for themselves whether to obtain peace on Germany’s terms, or fight on with their Allies who were determined not to lay down their arms until they had obtained guarantees for the world’s peace.
It is amazing to me that any group of persons should be so ill-informed as to suppose, as some groups in Russia apparently suppose, that any reforms planned in the interest of the people can line in the presence of a Germany powerful enough to undermine or overthrow them by intrigue or force. Anybody of free men that compounds with the present German Government is compounding for its own destruction.