From April 18 to May 18
By Allan F. Westcott, Ph.D., Instructor, U. S. Naval Academy
DEVELOPMENTS IN RUSSIA
The formation of a coalition Cabinet on May 16 ended a month of struggle between the Provisional Government in Russia and the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates. The Council, a fortuitous aggregation of more than 2500 members, divided in sentiment but in general dominated by socialistic influences, irregularly representing the industrial city population which forms not more than 15 per cent of the people of Russia, brought to bear a powerful influence by virtue of its ability to paralyze Russian military activities by its control of munitions manufacture and transportation.