11 Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

Posted on June 19, 2010 by team


Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 1

Floods in St. Petersburg is a common phenomenon. But catastrophic ones (with water 300cm and higher) happened only three times – in 1777, 1824, 1924. This is a selection of photos of the last terrible flood on September 23, 1924 when the water uprise was 380cm.


Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 2

A wooden barge casted ashore in January 9 (Dvortsovaya embankment).

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 3

Red Army men are standing guard over belongings of the flood’s victims.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 4

A cow sunk during the flood.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 5

Broken barges, loading dock and wood washed off by the flood in Malaya Neva near Tuchkov Bridge.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 6

Pavement cleaning in Dobrolyubov avenue.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 7

Shopworkers are bailing water out of the salesrooms after the flood.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 8

A military post in the washaway place – Proletarian Victory avenue.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 9

Volunteers are sorting out the mess in Letny (Summer) garden after the flood.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 10

Drying books, manuscripts and other belongings in the apartment of an academician S.F. Oldenburg after the flood.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 11

Drying of exhibits kept in the basement of the Russian Museum.

Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924 12via babs71

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11 Responses to “Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924”

  1. Boritz says:

    3rd and proud of it!

  2. Vector says:

    Nearly of my house =D (6th picture)

  3. mukmika says:

    If Al Gore had been around in 1924, he would have had gullible people paranoid, as he would have attributed the floods to ‘global warming’.

  4. wiper blades says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth

  5. Annoy says:

    The first two pics don’t look too alarming, the streets are covered in bread loafs.

  6. Canadian says:

    Just imagine what would have happened if there had been a subway system back then. Has the subway ever flooded?

  7. Frankie says:

    Still looks very Imperial for 1924.

  8. Fine sentiments, well expressed!

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