Russian Revolution A Gallery Of Photos
25 May 2006
- Places of interest St Petersburg Russia
1. Delegates at the 1st All-Russian Session of Workers' and Soldiers'
Deputies, photographed inside the Duma chamber in the Tauride Palice
(Petrograd, June 1917). The leading Bolsheviks at the photo session,
as exemplified by their front-row status, were Grigory Zinoviev
and Lev Kamenev. Lenin evidently was not present for the occasion--
the balding figure in front of the rather lonely female figure of
Alexandra Kollontai is probably G. B. Chicherin, who would serve
as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1918 to 1930. Trotsky evidently
also was absent (whether by choice or by design is unclear). Stalin
apparently was on hand, but is not recognizable in the photo.
2. Street demonstration, Petrograd, 18 June 1917. The banner in
the foreground reads "Down With The 10 Capitalist Ministers/ All
Power To The Soviets Of Workers', Soldiers', And Peasants' Deputies/
And To The Socialist Ministers/ [We Demand That Nicholas II Be Transfered
To The Peter-Paul Fortress."
3. Petrograd, 4 July 1917. Street demonstration on Nevsky Prospekt
just after troops of the Provisional Government have opened fire
with machine guns.
4. General L. G. Kornilov, waving to the Moscow crowd from the back
of an open limousine during the State Convocation held under Provisional
Government auspices from 12-15 August 1917.
5. Alexander Kerensky (center, white), charter member of the Provisional
Government and its head in September-October 1917, arriving in Moscow
on or about 12 August 1917.
6. Junkers lounging in Winter Palace, Petrograd, fall 1917.
7. Bolshevik Politburo, fall of 1917.
8. American journalist John Reed, author of Ten Days That Shook
9. Much-publicized photo purporting to show the storming of the
Winter Palace, October 1917. It is in fact from a Bolshevik re-enactment
staged as a civic spectacle on the third anniversary of the action.
The actual fighting at the Palace took place at night and there
were no cameras present.