Order No. I of the Petrograd Soviet, March 14, 1917
March 1 (14),1917.
To the garrison of the Petrograd District. To all the soldiers of the Guard, army, artillery and fleet for immediate and precise execution, and to the workers of Petrograd for information.
The Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies has decided:
In all companies, battalions, regiments, depots, batteries, squadrons and separate branches of military service of every kind and on warships immediately choose committees from the elected representatives of the soldiers and sailors of the above mentioned military units...
In all its political demonstrations a military unit is subordinated to the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies and its committees.
The orders of the military commission of the State Duma are to be fulfilled only in those cases which do not contradict the orders and decisions of the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies...
In the same way the addressing of officers with titles: Your Excellency, Your Honor, etc., is abolished and is replaced by the forms of address: Mr. General, Mr. Colonel, etc.
Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies. "Order No. 1 of the Petrograd Soviet, March 14, 1917." The Avalon Project. N.p., n.d. Web.
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