The plan of the St. Petersburg battle was described by us in Vperyod, No. 4. The English newspapers now give us some details of this plan which are not without interest. The Grand Duke Vladimir appointed General Prince Vasilchikov Commander of the Army in the Field. The entire capital was split up into areas among the officers.The tsar played at war quite seriously, as though confronted by the invasion of an armed foe. During the military operations the General Staff sat round a green-topped table on Vasilyevsky Island, receiving reports from every area commander at half-hour intervals.
For the information of the St. Petersburg workers.
|Written at the end of January (beginning of February) 1905|
|First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V|
|Published according to the manuscript|
 See pp 107-09 of this volume.—Ed.