Depressing conversations about politics. Crimea is seceding. In one week, you can only take a hundred and fifty rubles out of a bank. Soon no one will need paintings. What to do. The allies are threatening us. I cried.
Everyone is going to vote, they say, yesterday and today there were a lot of people. What will they bring? Bolsheviks and Constitutional Democrats will get the majority? We have not heard of any big violations yet.
I am absolutely sure that in the next few years a big upheaval will inevitably occur in Europe - especially if the war continues much longer, and this is more than possible.
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Lenin and his comrades, of course, cannot get out of this inextricable chaos, but their attempt in and of itself will be seen as a turning point in world history. I have no doubt that the honorable German proletarians, just like the French and the British, and now the Russians, will allow themselves to continue bleeding. But this will inevitably happen after a few years. They cannot be rescued from cowardice and weakness. But generally, I take it all in quite calm and cheerful. It's ridiculous to resent the whole of humanity at once, such things should be observed with the calm of a scientist. I definitely feel that events are entering a crucial phase.
My parents arrived after me in a large car, whose bonnet bore a flag with the Yusupov family coat of arms and a crown. This told me that everything was still tranquil in Crimea.