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Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond

Posted on September 7, 2015 by tim


This photoset explores in detail the work and hard days of the criminal police during the early era of St. Petersburg – the second biggest Russian city. The city, which was a base for the famous Dostoevski novel, Crime and Punishment, for sure was in need of a good investigative service to protect the citizens. So here is how it all started…

Actually it started even before the Soviet era, in the late Victorian age of the 1860s. The first boss of the criminal police was its creator and later a mayor of St. Petersburg, Fyedor Trepov.

And this man, Ivan Putilin, was his successor.

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One Response to “Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond”

  1. Dan says:

    Excellent and interesting photos. I’ll bet there was a lot of crime after the war.

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