Century-old photos capture drama of 1917 Russian Revolution

Photos culled from Russian state archives also show Vladimir Lenin, disguised by being clean-shaven, as he hid out in a village near St. Petersburg. Later, with his goatee and mustache restored, he is shown haranguing a crowd celebrating the revolution’s one-year anniversary in 1918. And in a static but suggestive photo, deposed Czar Nicholas II sits on a tree stump, three of the soldiers that held him captive standing in the background. The heavily bearded face of the czar, whom many regarded as dull-witted, is somber but shows no fear. By the next summer, in July 1918, he and his family would be executed in a fusillade of gunfire in a basement. Read More..
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