thanks. following up on that, here’s another good link, which
includes a detailed timeline:
Russian Revolution of 1917
it does seem to me that the historical context lends considerable
credibility to the apparitions. who at the time (i.e., 1917) would have
prophesied that a weak, war-torn russia would eventually become
a powerhouse that would spread “her errors throughout the world”?
the last apparition occurred on october 13.
the october revolution began on october 25 (under the old julian
calendar still in use in russia at the time; november 7 under the
current gregorian calendar).
this was “the first Marxist communist revolution of the twentieth century.”
State of Russia circa 1917:
“Socially, Tsarist Russia stood well behind the rest of Europe in
its industry and farming, resulting in few opportunities for fair
advancement on the part of peasants and industrial workers.
Economically, widespread inflation and food shortages in Russia
contributed to the revolution. Militarily, inadequate supplies,
logistics, and weaponry led to heavy losses that the Russians
suffered during World War I.”
“Russia’s recent history was a litany of military failures.”
“The Russian Civil War, which broke out in 1918 shortly after the
revolution, brought death and suffering to millions of people
regardless of their political orientation.”
"New Planet" by Konstantin Yuon (1921)