Then arose a rough workman, his face convulsed with rage. Compensation for damages from an international fund. The struggle between the proletariat and the middle class, between the Soviets and the Government, which had begun in the first March days, was about to culminate. Therefore the declarations of directors of great democratic organisations who talk loudly of a revolutionary Congress, and the impossibility of another winter campaign, are dangerous…. The two groups finally came to a head in late October of 1917.
On the front the Army Committees were always running foul of officers who could not get used to treating their men like human beings; in the rear the Land Committees elected by the peasants were being jailed for trying to carry out Government regulations concerning the land; and the workmen See App. Trotzky was long a member of this group. The Left benches were one roaring tumult all through…. From the point of view of logic, the foreign policy of Russia ought to be based on a real comprehension of the interests of Russia…. The salute to be reestablished, and made obligatory. The Revolution is in danger! Usually I like non-fiction, but there are too many detailed informations and it seems more a school text rather than a pleasant non-fiction about the revolution.
Alarmed, the Mensheviki and Socialist Revolutionaries in control of the Tsay-ee-kah decided that after all they feared the danger of Kornilov less than the danger of Lenin. If the Congress wishes to be the voice of the revolutionary democracy it must not sit with folded hands before the developing civil war, the result of which may be a dangerous outburst of counter-revolution…. The first action is usually the election of officers and the presidium. For those who doubt the power of pen and word, Ten Days that Shook the World is a must-read. If the Bolsheviki championed the Constituent Assembly before the November Revolution, why did they disperse it by force of arms afterward? The journey wrecked his health and, by the time he returned to Moscow, he was suffering from typhus. But there will be nothing to regret; most of the battleships are completely demoralised.
Three cadets stood by us, and we fell into conversation. Upstairs in the great hall a thousand people crowded to the uproarious sessions of the Petrograd Soviet. Almost all the real work of the session is done in caucuses of the different groups and political factions, which almost always cast their votes in a body and are represented by floor-leaders. On the morning of the 6th I had business with the censor, whose office was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There were about three or four hundred of them, men in frock coats, well-dressed women, officers—all sorts and conditions of people. Stormy was the all-night meeting of the Petrograd Soviet the 30th of October, at which I was present. They suspended all other business to read us the latest bulletins.
Reed saw at once that this was his great opportunity. I stopped Kameniev—a quick moving little man, with a wide, vivacious face set close to his shoulders. The mud underfoot was deep, slippery and clinging, tracked everywhere by heavy boots, and worse than usual because of the complete break-down of the Municipal administration. The Soviet expresses its conviction that the city workers, allies of the poor peasants, will assure complete revolutionary order, indispensable to the victory of Socialism. Its leaders were nobles and great land-owners, like Kaledin, Kornilov, Generals Dutov, Karaulov and Bardizhe, and it was backed by the powerful merchants and bankers of Moscow….
Our brothers are being shot down in the streets! The bourgeois press was joyful. Indeed, by the time I was born, the Soviet Union was but a piece of history. The Military Revolutionary Committee decrees: 1. The city was nervous, starting at every sharp sound. Beneath all this external rottenness moved the old-time Dark Forces, unchanged since the fall of Nicholas the Second, secret still and very active.
Not one soldier shall leave his division without permission of the Committee. فحتى ذلك الوقت لم يكن ينشر فى اميركا واوروبا الا احقر الاكاذيب والادعائات البرجوازية لتشوية الثورة الروسية حتى لا يلفتوا نظر عمال وفلاحين بلادهم لبطولة اخوانهم فى روسيا وكيف استطاعوا انتزاع السلطة من ايدى مستغليهم ، وتعرضت المخطوطة الاصلية لست محاولات سرقة على ايدى قطاع طرق لاتلافها ، ولكن رغم كافة المصاعب والعراقيل. The cause of the People is in strong hands. The bourgeois Rada at Kiev extended the boundaries of Ukraine until they included all the richest agricultural lands of South Russia, as far east as the Urals, and began the formation of a national army. These were united under one central organisation, the Union of Unions.
There stretched the rows of Bolshevik seats—empty since that first day when they left the Council, carrying with them so much life. The history of the last seven months shows that the masses have left the Mensheviki. They do not dare to fight, they are cowards. The Federated Republic of Europe—the United States of Europe—that is what must be. The list of his services is too long….
Another sold illegal gold from the Lena mines to mysterious parties in Finland. The late passerby stooped to pick them up; the patrols around bonfires on the corners ran out with uplifted arms to catch them. Among them there was, however, a wider difference of shades of political and economic opinion than among the Mensheviki. The revolutionary parties are absolutely against this policy. In the fruit season apples and pears sold for a little less than a ruble apiece on the street-corner. However, it was the Cooperatives which fed Russia when the old structure of commerce and transportation collapsed. I can give a clear answer to that question.