Red Guard at Smolny, October 1917
Photos of Revolutionary Russia #42
Red Guard at Smolny, October 1917 -- Photos of Revolutionary Russia #42
Members of a Red Guard unit protecting Smolny, the headquarters of the Bolsheviks and the city Soviet in Petrograd, check the passes of those attempting to visit. This photo was taken just a few days prior to the storming of the Winter Palace and the start of the revolution.