August 21, 1917
Several members of the former Russian imperial family have sent a letter of protest against the prohibition of their participation in upcoming elections. The letter was sent to Vassili Makaloff, who is in charge of putting together a plan for a new elected assembly. The protest was signed by nearly every Grand Duke and Grand Duchess and "states that the former Emperor also joins in the protest."
It was also reported today that that Grand Duke Paul has petitioned Alexander Kerensky for the right to move to Sweden, "alleging that the finds the cost of living in Russia burdensome."