"On the Field of Mars", Petrograd [17th July 1920]
Boris Souvarine Papers - Soviet Russia Photos
Notes: The back of this photograph holds the hand-written mention "Champ de Mars à Petrograd ("On the Field of Mars, Petrograd"). It may have been the procession which took place at the beginning of the IInd Congress of the IIIrd Communist International, organized to pay a tribute to the victims of the February Revolution, buried in this area. One recognizes Nikolaï Bukharin (1888-1938) on the left.
To know more about the Field of Mars, please see the photo entitled "« Place des victimes de la Révolution» at Petrograd [17th July 1920]". Other photos of this commemoration are displayed and tagged with "field of mars".
Description: 1 photograph. Black and white ; 13 x 18 cm.
Sources and further reading:
Rosmer, Alfred. 1920. Moscou sous Lénine. Extract available online, "XIII: Smolny - Séance solennelle d'ouverture du IIe Congrès":