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The Revolution in Russia: (1) a Scene in the Duma, with the Empty Frame Which Had Contained the Emperor's Portrait; (2) the Burning of Imperial Emblems Torn from Buildings

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the news of the Revolution in Russia was published in this country on March 16. It began about a week earlier, and for several days Petrograd was the scene of events which changed the destinies of Russia. The above two photographs, which were among the first to reach England, were taken during those momentous days. The upper one shown the interior of the Duma chamber in the Tauris Palace, with the rostrum and, behind it,


the large frame from which the portrait of the Emperor Nicholas had been removed. Military uniform, it will be noticed, was the order of the day among those present. In the lower photograph a wounded soldier is seen. amid a delighted crowd, stirring with his crutch a bonfire in which Imperial emblems torn from shop windows and other buildings are being burnt. Other Revolution photographs are given on a double-page in this number.


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