“We can't leave our homes,” one resident of a neutral neighborhood next to douma told The Daily Beast.
“There is a tension between people, especially today,” said the resident near douma.
He repeated the speeches of the merchants in the douma without malice, and clearly depicted the life in the city.
The douma invited the hetman to occupy the kremlin with his shoulders.
The effete and placid Thedor was supported by a douma (Council) of five.
A douma, which included the old names and in one case a former member, was beckoned into existence.
The political revolution was accomplished, the Czar was imprisoned, and the douma reigned supreme.
The douma, thus constituted, did not long retain its original formation.
The douma was abolished, and in its stead Peter created a "Directory Senate," which could meet only in presence of the czar.
The douma did not fancy the idea,—but there were the streltsi with their pikes, and they carried the day.