The Prelude to Bolshevism: The Kornilov Rising

The Prelude to Bolshevism: The Kornilov Rising

by Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kerensky
     
 
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THE PRELUDE TO BOLSHEVISM MINUTES OF THE EXAMINATION OF A. F. KE- RENSKY BY THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE KORNILOV AFFAIR (All the dates in this section of the book

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THE PRELUDE TO BOLSHEVISM MINUTES OF THE EXAMINATION OF A. F. KE- RENSKY BY THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE KORNILOV AFFAIR (All the dates in this section of the book — when not otherwise stated — are Old Style, which is thirteen days behind the chronology of Gj-eat Britain, etc.). CHAPTER I 1 [THE Investigation Commission specially appointed by the Provisional Government for the Kornilov affair planned its work upon a very broad basis, embracing the whole period preceding the revolt and beginning from the 8th of July, when General Kornilov was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the South-western front. Although strictly speaking, none of the events preceding the August days had direct connection with General Korni- lov's movement of the 26th-3Oth of August, as subject to prosecution, yet this widening of the scope of judicial investigation to include the terrible days of the 3rd-5th of July had a profound inner meaning. The scope of action of the Investigation Commission could not be narrowed, because the events of those July days (3rd-6th), days of the first Bolshevik riot, days of the 1 The square brackets denote the explanations and supplements added by A. F. Kerensky to the stenographic report of the examination. All English words in italics are underlined by A. F. K, Tarnopol disgrace, promoted General Kornilov to the highest post in the army, and created throughout Russia that novel atmosphere of wounded patriotism which originated the subsequent events of the 26th-3oth of August. I will not dwell in detail upon the events which preceded the appointment of General Kornilov as Commander-in- Chief of the South-western front. I think no Russian can have forgotten those two dates (the 18th of June and the 6th of July, 1917), the great impulse of...

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THE PRELUDE TO BOLSHEVISM MINUTES OF THE EXAMINATION OF A. F. KE- RENSKY BY THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE KORNILOV AFFAIR (All the dates in this section of the book — when not otherwise stated — are Old Style, which is thirteen days behind the chronology of Gj-eat Britain, etc.). CHAPTER I 1 [THE Investigation Commission specially appointed by the Provisional Government for the Kornilov affair planned its work upon a very broad basis, embracing the whole period preceding the revolt and beginning from the 8th of July, when General Kornilov was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the South-western front. Although strictly speaking, none of the events preceding the August days had direct connection with General Korni- lov's movement of the 26th-3Oth of August, as subject to prosecution, yet this widening of the scope of judicial investigation to include the terrible days of the 3rd-5th of July had a profound inner meaning. The scope of action of the Investigation Commission could not be narrowed, because the events of those July days (3rd-6th), days of the first Bolshevik riot, days of the 1 The square brackets denote the explanations and supplements added by A. F. Kerensky to the stenographic report of the examination. All English words in italics are underlined by A. F. K, Tarnopol disgrace, promoted General Kornilov to the highest post in the army, and created throughout Russia that novel atmosphere of wounded patriotism which originated the subsequent events of the 26th-3oth of August. I will not dwell in detail upon the events which preceded the appointment of General Kornilov as Commander-in- Chief of the South-western front. I think no Russian can have forgottenthose two dates (the 18th of June and the 6th of July, 1917), the great impulse of...

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