National Geographic : 1917 Jul
Photograph by Gilbert H. Grosvenor SHRINE IN A BAZAAR IN PETROGRAD The average Russian carries his religion with him into the field, into the trenches, and into the marts of trade. His places of worship are not merely the great cathedrals which have been reared with lavish hands by the old regime. At the outbreak of the revolution it was feared by many that, as the head of the Orthodox Church, the hold of the Tsar upon the masses would counteract the people's passion for liberty, but conscience and politics have been successfully separated. the revolutionary genius, to start the of fensive. The enemy must wait before celebrating victory. "All nations must know that it was not through weakness that we talked peace. Let them know that liberty augments our forces. Officers and soldiers, you must realize that all Russia is blessing your acts on the field of honor. In the name of liberty, future prosperity, and in the name of a lasting and honorable peace, I command you, 'Forward!' "A. KERENSKY, "Minister of War and Navy."