Diary February 7, 1917

Russian working people arise

Russian working people arise – by a Bolshevik painter.

World War One Diary for Wednesday, February 7, 1917:

Home Fronts

Russia: 125,000 in Moscow and Petrograd political strikes (20 leaders arrested February 10-11).
Britain: King opens Parliament. Petrol licence issues suspended, private motoring virtually eliminated (331,897 licences in 1916).


Brazil and Argentina: Governments threaten to sever relations if Germany attacks their shipping.
Germany: All US citizens held as government hostages (until February 17).

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  1. Do you know who painted the stunning socialist realist picture of the demonstrators?

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