Vintage: Leningrad


Yet another postcard without a date. But I do love this one!

Saint Petersburg, previously known as Leningrad is Russia’s second largest city. On November 7, 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, stormed the Winter Palace in an event known thereafter as the October Revolution, which led to the end of the post-Tsarist provisional government, the transfer of all political power to the Soviets, and the rise of the Communist Party. After that the city acquired a new descriptive name, “the city of three revolutions”, referring to the three major developments in the political history of Russia of the early 20th century. And that’s where the name Leningrad (literally “The city of Lenin”) comes from. Talking about the communistic megalomania… 😀


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  1. Pingback: 7 November 2013: 1917 Revolution | Gratitude every day

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