I'm finishing this bookThomas Mann, "Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man" on the day when peace talks started between Germany and Russia. If nothing stops them, then my wish that I've been carrying in my heart since the very beginning of the war, will come true. A peace with Russia!
First and foremost, peace with Russia! Should the war continue, the war will be only against the West. Against the "three free countries", against "civilization", '"literature", "politics" and rhetorical bourgeoisie.
There's overall chaos in the country. Troops are fighting each other. Many people refuse to acknowledge these authorities. The Constituent Assembly had still not begun their session. Bolsheviks are not letting anyone achieve freedom. The Englishmen have taken Jerusalem - the relic of the Christian world - from the Turks.
The journey to Tumen, from where we would travel on to Tobolsk, ought, we thought, to have taken four days. From there we needed to travel two hundred kilometres to Tobolsk. However, we were bitterly disappointed. See more
Today preventative censorship for newspapers was introduced in Moscow, along with martial law and revolution tribunals. The majority of people with whom it was necessary to speak today are of the opinion that this is either a sign of the government's weakness or evidences an even greater acceleration of the drag to the right. See more
Please bring no less than 100 absolutely loyal members of the party to room №75 (III floor) - the Anti-Pogrom Committee. (To serve as commissars.) It is extremely important. The party is responsible. Please approach local districts and factories.
Chairman of the Committee of People's Commissars
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
As soon as we decided to remain in Kislovodsk, Vova entered the local grammar school, an excellent establishment with first-class teachers, where he finished his secondary education. He made many friends there, "all as troublesome as himself!" according to Ivan, who was indignant at seeing Vova return home, his suit and overcoat torn, still breathless from running and playing in the park.
My darling: I often think and pray for you, and we are always remembering and speaking of you. It is hard that we cannot see each other, but God will surely help us, and we will meet again in better times. We wear the frocks your kind friends sent us, and your little gifts are always with us, reminding us of you. We live quietly and peacefully. The days pass quickly. See more
This is the feast day of the Virgin of Unexpected Joy. I always read the day's service, and I know that you, dear, do the same. It is the anniversary of our last journey together, to Saratoff. Do you remember how lovely it was? The old holy woman is dead now, but I keep her ikon always near me. Yesterday it was nine months since we were taken into captivity and more than four months since we came here. Which of the English nurses was it who wrote to me? See more