Feb. 2—Six German subjects and two Russians are sentenced to prison for collecting funds for German Navy; Government issues statement giving instances of alleged German cruelties to Russians in Germany after declaration of war.
Feb. 3—Girl who fought in nineteen battles is awarded the St. George’s Cross.
Feb. 4—It is stated that regimental chaplains sometimes lead men in charges after the officers are killed or wounded.
Feb. 9—Lvov (Lemberg) to be recognized as Russian; Sir Edward Grey may send British commercial attache there; Duma opens; Foreign Minister Sazonof assails Germany and declares that her intrigues caused the war.
Feb. 10—Resolution is unanimously adopted by the Duma declaring that the Russian Nation is determined to carry on the war until such conditions have been imposed on the enemy as will insure the peace of Europe; Prof. Paul N. Milukoff, speaking in the Duma in behalf of the Constitutional Democrats, says that the principal task is the acquisition of Constantinople and the straits.
Feb. 13—Duma adopts resolutions asking war relief for provinces suffering from the war and an inquiry by commission into enemies’ alleged violations of international law; the session is suspended until not later than the middle of December.
Feb. 20—It is planned to put war prisoners to work.
Feb. 24—Russian Ambassador at Washington presents to United States Government a “memoire” dealing with atrocities and violations of the laws and usages of war alleged to have been committed by German and Austro-Hungarian armies along the Polish and East Prussian frontiers; the communication is also delivered to other neutral Governments, and it is planned to bring it before all the Red Cross societies of the world.
Feb. 26—Consul in London says men living abroad will be held liable for military service.
Feb. 15—Prince Alexine Karageorgevitch of Serbia arrives in London with photographs in support of charges of atrocities alleged to have been committed against Serbian women and children by Austrians during the Austrian occupation.
Feb. 1—There is widespread suffering in Palestine and Syria.
Feb. 3—Abdul Hamid advises peace.
Feb. 6—Archives of the Porte are moved to Asia Minor; Field Marshal von der Goltz’s rule is stated to be absolute; it is reported that able-bodied men are exempted from service on payment of money.
Feb. 13—The Russians hold a total of 49,000 Turkish prisoners of war, according to estimates from Petrograd; a strict mail censorship prevails in Syria.
Feb. 15—Officers who conspired to stop the war are court-martialed.
Feb. 16—French Vice Consul at Sana is freed from detention.