Petrograd, late 1910’s

Photos of Petrograd, which is the former name of Saint Petersburg the City, got its name on September 1, 1914, after the outbreak of World War I. It was renamed to remove the German words Sankt and Burg. Photos were taken from encyclopedic guide about Leningrad, 1957.

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Meeting of workers and students at the university

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The troops at the Winter Palace.

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Student demonstration

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The shooting of the workers on the Palace Square

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Demonstration in Petrograd in the first days after the overthrow of the autocracy

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One of the first meetings of the Petrograd Soviet

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The rebels of the Petrograd garrison in the streets of Petrograd

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Burning of state emblems from the trade enterprises signs

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Speech made by Lenin in Petrograd

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Demonstration of revolutionary units on June 18

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The shooting of the July demonstration

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Demonstration of revolutionary units of the Petrograd garrison