Graves · Political · Russia

Bodies of the February Revolution laid to rest

March 23, 1917
Petrograd, Russian Empire (modern day St. Petersburg, Russia)
The bodies of the victims of the February Revolution are laid to rest

The February Revolution lasted from March 8 – 12 (using the Gregorian calendar, or February 23 – 27 using the Julian calendar) which marked the ending of the imperial system and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. 1,443 civilians were killed during the revolution in Petrograd alone.

Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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