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.
A wooden barge casted ashore in January 9 (Dvortsovaya embankment).
Red Army men are standing guard over belongings of the flood’s victims.
A cow sunk during the flood.
Broken barges, loading dock and wood washed off by the flood in Malaya Neva near Tuchkov Bridge.
Pavement cleaning in Dobrolyubov avenue.