Monday, July 24, 2017

Today -100: July 24, 1917: Mostly Russia stuff today

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Of the Leninite outbreak. As well he might be. Tsarist officials imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress were also worried when it was occupied briefly Bolsheviks and Kronstadt sailors.

The Pan-Russian Congress of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Soviets and the Pan-Russian Council of Delegates of Peasants vote unlimited dictatorial powers to Kerensky to deal with the outbreaks and the war (in that order). They also re-name the Cabinet the Government of National Safety, something like Robespierre’s Committee of Public Safety during the French Revolution, because that turned out so well. Lots of arrests of Bolsheviks and a rear admiral.

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Granted, that’s according to correspondent Herbert Bailey, who also says Kerensky “possesses all Peter the Great’s energy and twice his wisdom, is the national hero.” He also notes that Russian peasants don’t like Jews.

Siam declares war on Germany and Austria.

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