However, the French toiling masses sympathized with Russian soldiers and understand their plight in a foreign country. Despite prohibitions civilians are still trying to help Russian soldiers everything they could. Owners of commercial establishments continue to sell to Russian soldiers wine, cigarettes, food; French soldiers bring newspapers, magazines, and told all reported on the revolutionary events in Russia, the French and British press. Meanwhile, events in Russia grew and took such a character as to conceal them further from the soldiers became impossible. Getting more and more extensive information about the Russian Revolution, the soldiers timidly at first, then more boldly began to ask commanders to put them aware of what is happening in the country, to declare the orders of the new government. However, the command of the division continued to keep soldiers in the dark. Then the soldiers started to organize in the division of soldiers' committees. These committees played a crucial role in the fate of Russian soldiers, the tsarist government sold the French bankers.