The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

On November, 12th, in Gatchina, they held a reconstruction of the battles which took place near Petrograd during the fall of 1919. This is a photographic coverage of the event:

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

‘Power is parasites and lice on the tortured body of the people’.

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

‘God of war’.

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

Location: Gatchina

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5 thoughts on “The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919”

  1. Do they buy that armored vehicle or build it or do they restore an old one.

    Either way they look like they have gone to a lot of trouble to make the reenactment look real.

    • Just outside of my hometown, there is an old Tsarist era mansion, that had survived Stalinism. It doubles as a makeshift museum with most displays concerning WWI and the Civil war. The pride of the museum were 12 PM M1910’s (Pulemyot maxima). A few years ago the town hosted a major Civil war re-enactment and these guns were brought out and used.

      So I think that, here, many of those weapons are probably originals, preserved and restored.

      • Just looking at some of the details of the armored car,I’m going to say original too! Like the spoked wheels with the hard rubber tires, the rivets on the armor, the interior of the drivers station, I’m not saying that they can’t be duplicated today, but it would cost a lot of money for the trouble.

        • Not necessarily costly. My late grandfather devoted his late years to working on old rifles and pistols. His masterpiece was an old Napoleonic era long rifle (almost 200 years old). It was in pieces, but after several long months it was as good as new. He only used basic DIY tools, because it was the 90’s and we couldn’t afford anything expensive.

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