Vintage photographs of St.Petersburg (it was called Leningrad at that time) in 1924, the year when Lenin died. The pictures are in high resolution, you can click and browse them with arrows in a larger size.
The “Passage” shopping mall.
This is the inside of the “Passage” store.
At that time, there was a temporary liberalization of small business trade in Soviet Union, which was called “NEP” – new economic policy – and many small shops appeared. Many of those small shops would be banned later.
Motor-sledges – cars with skis. “Packard” is the brand name of the cars.
Agitation on the bridge – “Stop fascism! Stop leftist capitalism-social-democracy!”
“Apraxin Dvor” market
The same market
The “Apollo” auction house
Night time at the “European” hotel restaurant.
Making Lening busts in the Academy of Arts
Don’t forget that you can see full size images by clicking on them.
Commanders and students of higher school of cavallery.
Commanders in the communications battalion. Is that Putin on the left?
The “Summer Garden” park after the flooding.
A meeting at “Uprising” square.
Just a bridge in the park
The remains of the Nicholas I monument
“First Cultural Holiday” in Petrograd (Leningrad)
Preparing a place to erect a monument to Plekhanov
A mourning ceremony with Lenin portraits
A street performance
“Greetings to German Workers”
“25th October Avenue”
“Elephant restaurant” at Sadovaia street.
A live chess competition in the street
A life size chess game.
Demolition of wooden houses
Lenin’s funeral parade
Near Smolny – Leningrad government building
Street sellers on Sennaia street
Police issuing a ticket for violation of road rules