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  • Short Summary

    Film of Russian Army in Petrograd.

  • Description

    What About Russia? Army at Petrograd loyal to Allies.

    Petrograd / St Petersburg / Leningrad, Russia - April 1917.

    It is uncertain what month this was filmed; or; despite the title; which faction is represented by these soldiers. At any rate; footage is Russian soldiers marching; carrying unidentified flag; Winter Palace in BG. Then shot of rally masses of soldiers standing in large square; with flag blowing in FG; Cathedral; other major buildings; in BG. Another shot looking over huge numbers of soldiers gathered.

    Socialism; communism; Russian Revolution; World War One; demonstrations.

    G 430 B.

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    Film ID:
    1868.57
    Media URN:
    71899
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:45:00 / 01:53:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 052 M

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  1. wildwords says

    This is not Saint Petersburg, of course, but Moscow. You can clearly see the Kremlin in the background.

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  2. BBC Newswire says

    This is not Petrograd. This is Red Square, Moscow

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