The core of the group was young people7 who arrived in the city at the beginning of war. They initially had a strong motivation to continue their revolutionary activities, regardless of local conditions, from which the efficiency of their enterprises depended. Mainly group activities expressed in the desire for more frequent meetings with each other her participants and in the device small home meetings in the apartment Zakharova8 They attended theater together. Girls walked on the main the streets of the city and in the City Garden, visited confectioneries, went together for shopping at the bazaar. Over time, between the members of the group began to line up a certain system of relationships. So, most often Visited in his bookstore, for a walk went with; of the other members of the circle, she most often saw Mark (whom she soon married). After the revolution Married Alexander and Fan. Yes, and Ivan in 1915 year he married an assistant distribution hospital 9 During the meetings, the participants in the group, of course, exchanged literature and discussed serious political issues, but the group’s activities specific program. There was a large proportion of them in their association. informal private relations between people united by a common the civic stance against government’s rejection10, giving them hue of exclusivity. On the military issue looks mug revolutionary youth were less defined11.
Embody your views in real life activities radically like-minded people hoped through participation in the work of the regional Committee of the Union of Cities12. In September 1914, Ivan assumed under the guise of helping the wounded to organize a socialist circle, but to him only, and, already known to the police, have joined their views. Bases for broad activities could not be created. None less, from the post of clerk of the consumer society under the protection went to work as an orderly at the hospital of the Union of Cities and, becoming close to the elder sister of the hospital, he began to conduct propaganda among
8 GARF, f.102, OO, op.244, d.9, p.54-V, l. 90. Report on the activities of the United Group. September 1914. See. also: GAOO, f.883, op.1, d.765. The data of intelligence observation. 9, I.D. Us.soch. C.90. 10 GAOO, f. 883, op.1, d. 748, l.367. 11 They argued something like this, The tsar and tsarism are not Russia yet. Russia is homeland, it was in danger. Under all conditions, state independence is better than foreign domination, domination of the imperialists, and even more so the German Kaiser
After the search was found the social democratic proclamations that Musatov kept in the hospital, he was fired and awaited deportation from Orel. When this did not happen, he filed again job application for fear of being drafted into the army. As consisting under by public oversight of the police, Musatov received a deferment from an appeal, which was subject in 1914 goda14.