The American Ambassador: In your position, I'd put this Lenin quietly in jail. Alexander Kerensky: On what pretext? The American Ambassador: I've read his speeches. Surely, you have to. Alexander

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The American Ambassador:
In your position, I'd put this Lenin quietly in jail.
Alexander Kerensky:
On what pretext?
The American Ambassador:
I've read his speeches. Surely, you have to.
Alexander Kerensky:
I cannot put a man in jail for what he thinks. It's in your Bill of Rights.
The American Ambassador:
He wants to overthrow the government by force. We Americans call that treason.

Transcript:
They only have 6 members
in the Duma.
In your position, I'd put
this Lenin quietly in jail.
On what pretext?
I've read his speeches.
Surely you have too.
I cannot put a man in jail
for what he thinks.
It's in your Bill of Rights.
He wants to overthrow
the government by force.
We Americans call that treason.
In Russia, it's always been...
...too easy to lock a man up
because he disagrees with you.
It's a bad habit.
If the people want Lenin...
...they can vote him into power
in December.
Until that time...
Rodzianko has finished.
I must speak now.
I trust I've made my government's
position clear.
America wants Russia in the war.
The British government is equally...
...worried about the
peace demonstrations.
No more than France.
Russia's contribution is vital
to the Allied cause.
Let me be blunt, Mr. Kerensky.
We're offering you 300
million dollars if you fight.
No war, no loan.

Clip duration: 57 seconds
Views: 18
Timestamp in movie: 02:19:25
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.


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The American Ambassador - Alexander Knox