9983kozyreff in the evening
- Jan 5, 2004So much has been conveniently forgotten about the events from
February '17 to July '18.
On February 26, 1917 there were about 300 000 people on the streets
of Petrograd calling for the downfall of the Tsar. Repression was
impossible. All the Tsar's senior generals had told him this and - on
the advice of M. Rodzianko the Speaker of the Duma - convinced him to
The 250 000 soldiers of the Petrograd garrison had gone over to the
people's side on February 27, forcing the police in the capital to
flee. People called for the Tsar and the Empress to be shot. "And
they shouldn't spare the daughters" was a popular refrain. No armed
force could have put down what became a national uprising against the
monarchy. Perhaps someone such as yourself could've stepped forward
and warned the people that it was a sin to rise up against the Tsar.
If they failed to listen, what then?
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vkozyreff"
> They condemn the passivity, sadness, indecision,
> d'âme", in which those sentimental artists and writers dwelled. The
> country was drifting to the catastrophe and needed resolute action
> and faith while facing determined communist terrorists
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