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Finding Aid for Soviet Photographs from 1918
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Box 1

Bombardment of Kiev


1-6 Ruins of St. Valentine's


7 Gathering of unexploded bombs


8-9 Remains of heavy artillery after blast


10 Remains of bombs


11 Blasts in Kiev


12-13 Austrian patrol


14-16 Ruins of water tower


17 Ruins of power station


18-41 Dismantling of Monument to Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev, before May 1


42-46 Ukrainian minister Ragoza at Parade

Box 1

Street Demonstrations, Moscow, May 1


47-48 Near Aleksandrovsky Station


49 On Tverskaia Street


50 On Soviet Square


51 In front of the House of Soviets


52-53 On Tverskaia Street


54 Demonstration on Voskresenskaya Street


55-56 In the streets of Moscow


57 On Miasnitskaia Street


58 Children of the Iakimansky District


59 Near the Bolshoi Theater


60 In the streets of Moscow


61-62 On Revolution Square


63-65 Kitaisky Passage


66-68 Union of Metal Workers


69-76 By the Kremlin wall


77-79 Red Square


80 Sailors at rest


81 Gathering money for victims of the October Revolution

Box 1

Parade on Kodynka Field, May 1


82-83 Trotsky reviews the troops


84-85 Army marching on Kodynka field


86 Armored car (tank) on Kodynka field


87 On Kodynka field


88 Trotsky reviews troops


89-94 Parade on Kodynka field (Trotsky)


95 Stage set at theater of Soviet of Workers' Deputies, May 1


96-113 Children's holiday in the Pirogov Administrative District

Box 1

114-121 Trial of Pavel Efimovich Dybenko, May


114 Audience


115 Prosecutor Krylenko


116 Krylenko and Diakonov


117 Witness Yurich


118 Dybenko in court


119 Dybenko's testimony


120 Meeting of the Tribunal


121 Dybenko acquitted

Box 2

1-34 Fire at freight station of Moscow-Kazan railroad


35-44 Flights at an airdrome, May 26

Box 2

45-52 Departure of the Provision troops


53-54 Commissar of the Provision troops, Susmanovich


55-60 Arrival of Russian prisoners from Germany


61-65 Department of Hygiene exhibition


66-68 Briansk Railway Station


69-71 Cheap lunches at employment agency


72-74 Against hunger: line at kitchen diner no. 1 of the Committee of Public Nutrition

Box 2

75 A.I. Avtonomov, Commander in Chief of Northern and Caucasian Fronts


76 Avtonomov with assisting staff officer

Box 2

Red Army


77-79 Waiting at the Red Army selection committee entrance

Scope and Content Note

(Zamoskvoretsky district)

80 Red Army enlistment


81-82 Army physical


83 Army canteen carries food to people in the city


84 Pavel Dmitrievich Malkov, Commandant of the Kremlin, with staff


85 Getting passes to the Kremlin at Trotsky gate


86 Chapryshnikov, Ambassador to? in? Bulgaria

Box 2

87-88 Refugees waiting for Ukrainian visas on Nikitskaia Street


89 Refugees waiting for Ukrainian visas on Khlegnyi Pereulok

Box 2

90-93 Funeral of pilot Syrochnikov and photographer Krinkov


94 Pilots in airplanes accompany their comrades to the cemetery


95-108 Dismantling of monument to Alexander III, by Cathedral of Christ our Savior, Moscow


109-112 Inspection of products at Okhotnyi Riad (Okhotnyi Riad is cordoned off by Red Army soldiers, July 1

Box 2

Fifth Congress of Soviets, July 4-7


113 By the Bolshoi Theater during the Fifth Congress


114 Line of delegates waiting to enter a session of the Fifth Congress


115 Poster on the Second House of Soviets


116 Line of delegates waiting to get into a session


117 Comrade Sverdlov, Chairman of Fifth Congress, before a session


118 Comrade Sereda, Commissar of Farming


119 Comrade Steklov


120 Comrade Bonch-Bruevich


121 Comrade Muralov, Commissar of Moscow Country Staff??


122 Comrade Podbelsky, Commissar of Postal and Telegraphic Service


123 Comrade Krylenko


124 Comrade Nogin


125 Comrade Vegerg


126 Comrade Gukovsky


127 Comrade Podbelsky


128 Kozlovsky and Krasikov, members of Central Committee Against Speculation and Counterrevolution


129 Comrade Karakan


130 Comrade Shlikhter, General Commissar of Provisions in Siberia


131 Comrade Sosnovsky


132 Comrade Trotsky


133-134 Delegates during a recess of the Fifth Congress


135 Delegates waiting to enter a session


136 At the Bolshoi entrance during Fifth Congress


137-138 Left Socialist Revolutionaries go to Fifth Congress, having left a fraction conference


139 Latvian soldiers with machine guns the day after Socialist Revolutionaries' uprising


140 Latvian soldiers with machine guns guard the Bolshoi Theater


141 Latvian soldiers of the Red Army on Teatralnia Square


142 Latvian soldiers getting food at army canteen near Bolshoi Theater


143 Latvian soldiers of the Red Army by the Bolshoi


144 Guards at the Bolshoi during the Fifth Congress


145 Strict checking of mandates after Socialist Revolutionaries' uprising


146 Strict checking of mandates before session


147 Armored cars near the Bolshoi


148 Delegates sing the International after the close of the Fifth Congress

Box 2

Bombardment of Iaroslavl, July 5-20


149-151 Spassky Monastery, Iaroslavl


152 Cupola of Spassky Monastery


153 Through the gates of Spassky Monastery


154 Spassky Monastery


155 Church of the Savior, Iaroslavl


156 Church of Ascension, Iaroslavl


157 Bell tower of Church of Ascension


158-159 Cathedral, Iaroslavl


160-161 Church of Pokrov, Iaroslavl


162-163 Church of Piatnitsky-na-Vspolie, Rozhdestvenskaia Street, Iaroslavl


164-166 Post Office, Iaroslavl


167-169 Novye Riady, Iaroslavl


170 Seminary, Iaroslavl


171-173 Vakhromeev's mill, Iaroslavl


174-175 Demidov Lycee, Iaroslavl


176 House of Merchant Kartashev, Iaroslavl


177 Iaroslavl


178-179 Sennaia Square, Borisglebskaia Street, Iaroslavl


180 Watchtower of the fire department, Sennaia Square, Iaroslavl


181 Sennaia Square, Iaroslavl


182-184 Tsyganskaia Street, Iaroslavl


185 Fire damage, Liubimskaia Street, Iaroslavl


186 Tram depot and power station, Iaroslavl


187-188 Dunaev's match factory, Iaroslavl


189-190 Homeless because of fire, Iaroslavl


191 Graves of Zangeim and Suvorov, City garden, Iaroslavl


192 Training at Iaroslavl post office; Comrade Volkov, Post Office manager


193 Comrade Budkin, Post Office, Iaroslavl


194-195 Comrade Budkin


196 Comrade Budkin, Post Office, Iaroslavl


197 Iaroslavl

Box 3

1-4 Visual propaganda produced by People's Commissariat for Enlightenment


5-8 Conference on the reform of higher education


9-10 Hermitage Garden: tour of the singer Shaliapin


11-22 Playground activities of the People's Commissariat for Enlightenment


23-24 Line for chocolate and candy


25 Berries for sale


26-27 Waiting for milk at the tram stop


28-31 Funeral - unidentified


32-33 Detachable railcars of inventor Alekseev

Box 3

Street demonstration, August 11


34-45 Day of military education/Parade of the working class


46 Comrades Muranov and Iaroslavsky review troops


47 Comrades Sverdlov and Muranov review troops


48-49 The mass meeting


50 Singing the International


51 Parade of the working class


52-54 Comrade Bukharin gives a speech


55 Comrade Sverdlov's speech


56 Skliansky, Deputy Military Minister, gives speech


57-60 Parade of the working class


61 Krylenko, Muranov, Skliansky, Sverdlov


62-64 Comrade Kamenev addresses troops


65-82 Dismantling of monument to Alexander II, Kremlin

Box 3

Trial of Doctor Pokrovsky


83 Acting chairman of People's District Court, I.F. Taraskin


84 Prosecutors and defense attorney in Pokrovsky's murder trial


85 A.A. Znamensky, Chair of Law Department of Moscow Soviet


86 Opening ceremony of People's District Court, first elected judicial staff


87 Judges during recess


88 People's district court


89 First elected judicial staff


90-91 Line at tram stop at corner of Malaia Dmitrovka and Putilovsky Pereulok


92-103 Opening of first school of physical education, Khamovnichesky Soviet, August 25

Box 3

104-107 Zalevsky's funeral


108 Steklov's speech at Zalevsky's funeral


109-115 Military sent to Turkestan to build irrigation system


116-122 Propaganda train named after Lenin


123 Commissariat for People's Enlightenment


124-127 Moscow Zoo


128-130 A.F. Lednitsky, Polish Ambassador


131-134 Mobilization of horses in Moscow, August 27

Box 4

Trotsky leads the Red Army in Kazan, Aug.-Sept.


1 Train of the People's Commissariat for Military Affairs


2 Machine guns on the train of the People's Commissariat


3 Armored cars on Trotsky's train


4 Armored train blasted by Red Army near the Sviiazhsk station


5 Armored train active in the Kazan region


6 Distributing books at the front


7 Sviiazhsky Bridge


8 On the Volga River on the way to Kazan


9-10 Comrade Trotsky on the steamship on the way to Kazan


11-13 Communist sailors on the steamship on the way to Kazan


14 Near Kazan


15 Communist sailors dance near Kazan


16-17 Kazan


18-19 Artillery entering Kazan


20 Guns confiscated from Czechs


21-22 Weapons confiscated from the Czechoslovaks


23 Artillery left by the Czechoslovaks


24 A gun left by Czechoslovaks and found in the firewood


25-26 Cannon left by the Czechoslovaks


27 A destroyed searchlight


28 Czech workers arrested for refusal to revolt against Soviets


29-30 In front of the headquarters of the fifth regiment


31 A church cupola where Czechs installed machine guns


32 Artillery entering Kazan


33 Destroyed docks in Kazan


34-35 Kazan


36 Windows covered with paper strips, Kazan


37 The barge Serezha on the Volga river


38 Attack under artillery fire


39 Bomb crater


40 Arzamas station: revolutionary staff


41 Trotsky's speech


42 Mass meeting at the Khvalynsk dock


43 Khvalynsk. At the building of the Soviet. Parade of the First Bologovsky regiment


44 Trotsky and Communist Club, Nikolaev-Uralsky station


45 Communist Club, Nikolaev-Uralsky station


46 Parade of the first Moscow regiment, Demias station


47 Trotsky at parade of the first Moscow regiment, Demias station


48 Trotsky with first cavalry squadron


49 Trotsky giving awards for distinguished service


50-51 Comrade Apasov


52 Trotsky giving awards for distinguished service


53-54 The first Muslim regiment swears allegiance to the Soviet Republic, Krasnaia Rechka farm


55 Trotsky surveys grain Cossacks left during retreat, Steppe near Uralsk


56 Fugitives return to their homes freed from the Czechs


57 Volga River


58 Operations staff on the steamship


59 Mill on the Volga near Velikii Usting (Stormed and overtaken by the Red Army)


60 Krasnaia Gorka in Kazan


61-62 On the steamship


63 The Volga at night near Kazan


64 Trotsky on the steamship


65 Trotsky on the steamship near Saratov


66 Trotsky arriving in Saratov


67-69 Mass meeting in Saratov


70 At the People's Palace in Saratov after the mass meeting


71 Remains of armored train left near Sviiazhsk


72 Distributing propaganda leaflets on the road


73-74 Cavalry detachment led by Comrade Chaikov, Ershov station


75-76 Rimsko-Korsakovka


77 Near Ali...Station


78 Guarding the railway near Nikolaev-Uralsky


79 Trotsky in Nikolaev-Uralsky


80 Barbershop


81-83 Gzhatsk station


84 Comrade Mandelshtam


85-87 Comrade Muralov inspects the Gzhatsk station


88-92 The Chinese battalion


93-97 Funeral of Bonch-Bruevich (?)

Box 4

Ministry of Transportation


98 Comrade Rogov, Deputy Commissar of Transportation


99 Ministry of Transportation


100 Kirsanov (also in transportation)


101 Comrade Nikolai Podvoisky, Oct. 17


102-103 Test run of the automatic handcar at the Kurskaia railroad in presence of Comrade Podvoisky


104 Unidentified


105-107 The Red Terror


108-109 Admiral Sablin(?), on trial for his role in Socialist Revolutionaries' revolt, November


110 Comrade Steklov at meeting in Alekseevsky People's Court

Box 4

Street Demonstration, Moscow, November 7


111 Demonstration at Tverskaia Street


112 By the showcase of Cinema-Now


113 Comrade Skliansky, Deputy Commissar of Military Affairs, and Muralov, District Commissar of Military Affairs, meet the troops at Red Square


114-116 Red Square


117 Bolshaia Nikitskaia Street


118-119 November 7


120 On Revolution Square


121-123 November 7


124 Aleksandrovsky railroad station


125 Lenin Club, the former "Iar" restaurant


126 Red Square


127 November 7


128 Obelisk on Soviet Square


129 Red Square


130 On banner: Communist Party of Hungary


131 November 7


132 Tverskaia Street


133 Comrade Ionov


134 Circus performers on Red Square


135 Red Square


136 Tverskaia Street


137 Unveiling of the statue at the Palace of Workers


138 Comrade Sverdlov giving speech at Palace of Workers (the day foundation was laid)


139 At Trade Union Headquarters


140-142 November 7


143 Khristian Georgevich Rakovski