The Constituent Assembly in Russia
At five minutes past four o’clock on the morning of January 19, 1918, while President Chernov of the first Russian Constituent Assembly1 was reading aloud the project of fundamental principles of the agrarian law, a sailor stepped up to the tribune and touched him on the shoulder. Pointing to the empty seats of the Bolsheviks and the Left Social-Revolutionists, he said calmly:
‘You fellows had better go home. The rest have gone. It’s very late and the guard is tired.’
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