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Project 1917 is a series of events that took place a hundred years ago as described by those involved. It is composed only of diaries, letters, memoirs, newspapers and other documents

I tried to convince those people close to me to flee. I did not have to persuade my personal assistant, N.V. Vinner: we were determined to not give ourselves in alive. We intended, as soon as the Cossacks and sailors were going to search for us in the front rooms, to shoot ourselves in the back rooms.


Our decision seemed logical and the only possible solution. We began to say goodbye, and suddenly the door opened and two people appeared in the doorway - one civilian, whom I knew well, and a sailor, whom I had never seen before. “We can not lose any time,” they said. “In less than half an hour a brutal mob will storm into here.” “Take off the jacket - faster!” A few seconds later I was transformed into a very ridiculous looking sailor: the sleeves of the jacket were short, my brown lace-up-boots and leggings were clearly out of style. The peakless cap was so small that it barely stayed on my head. My outfit was completed by huge driver’s glasses. I said goodbye to my assistant, and he left through the adjoining room. 

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