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"Near Smolny", Petrograd [17th July 1920] | by The Graduate Institute, Geneva
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"Near Smolny", Petrograd [17th July 1920]

Boris Souvarine Papers - Soviet Russia Photos


Notes : The back of the document holds the mention (in French): "Near Smolny". Another photograph from the collection, entitled "Smolny", shows the same parade door, with the RSFSR and the Russian revolutionary symbols.


One presumes that this photo was taken during the IInd congress of the IIIrd International, on the 17th July 1920.


Unknown photographer.


Description : 1 photograph. Black and white ; 10.5 x 15.5 cm.


Sources and further reading:

Rosmer, Alfred. 1920. Moscou sous Lénine. Extract available online, "XIII: Smolny - Séance solennelle d'ouverture du IIe Congrès":




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