Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924

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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.

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

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

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A cow sunk during the flood.

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

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Pavement cleaning in Dobrolyubov avenue.

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

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

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

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

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

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11 thoughts on “Leningrad. Flood on September 23, 1924”

  1. 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’.

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

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