Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kolchak: The Media Stalker

One of the more interesting, though not entirely original, commemorations of the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution is Project 1917 which is recounting the events in real time. The following for today was written by Alexander Kolchak, former commander of the Tsar's Black Seas Fleet, when he was visiting the United States:
On the day of my departure, the first information was received about the Bolshevik coup, that Kerensky had fled, the government had fallen, and Petrograd was in the hands of the Soviets. Since I had often read such sensationalist stories in American newspapers before, I did not attach much importance to this, especially since it was extremely difficult to believe American newspapers.
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