The difference between the temper of the man in the street and that of the workers during the July days was very striking.Read more "‘The reaction was rampant’: Lenin goes into hiding after July Days"
The more incredibly the regime conducted itself towards the Bolsheviks, the more their influence grew.Read more "Kollontai: ‘By order of the Kerensky regime I was arrested on the border’"
Now at last it was possible to solve the so long postponed problem: to clean up that wasp’s nest of Bolsheviks in the house of Kshesinskaia.Read more "July Days: Bolshevik headquarters besieged"
On the third day the troops arrive. Bicycle battalions, the reserve regiments, and then long grim lines of horsemen, the sun glancing on the tips of their lances. They are the Cossacks, ancient foes of the revolutionists, bringing dread to the workers and joy to the bourgeoisie. The avenues are filled now with well-dressed throngs […]Read more "‘On the third day the troops arrive. A wave of reaction runs through the city’"
In the stores and on the sidewalks the talk was of German money. They arrested everybody who made a peep in defense of the Bolsheviks. “It was no longer possible to declare Lenin an honest man – they would take you to the police station.”Read more "July Days: Arrests, repression target revolutionary workers & sailors"
‘Together, comrades, our fists beat upon the doors of this Palace until the ideals for which our blood has flowed shall at last be incarnated in the constitution of this country’Read more "Sailors demand ‘All power to the Soviets!’"
The demonstration attained its highest point with the appearance on the Petrograd arena of the Kronstadt sailors.Read more "July Days: Lenin appeals for optimism, firmness & self-restraint"