Old Photos: Leningrad

A recent clip of a base jump from the 404 ft. spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St.Petersburg was widely discussed on the Russian-speaking internet.


After the officials claimed that it was impossible and many people called the video a fake, another clip was posted to prove that it actually happened.

And now some old photos of snowy St.Petersburg when it was still called Leningrad. I am being told this year the weather is unseasonably warm and rainy.

Exterior view of the spires of Peter Paul Church in Leningrad. ©Time Inc.Dmitri Kessel. 1967

Tombs of great Russian leaders, from Peter the Great to Alexander III, in the gilded interior of the Peter Paul Church in Leningrad. ©Time Inc.Dmitri Kessel

Cruiser Aurora.

Cruiser Aurora. ©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

Alexander Column.

Alexander Column. ©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

©Time Inc.Edward Clark

Previously:

Old Photos: Winter In Moscow In Color  Old Photos: Winter In Moscow 1959 Old Photos: Moscow 1930’s Old Photos: Moscow

  • Anna

    Thanks for these photos. I was in St. Pete in January 1996 and I’ve never, ever been so cold in my life. But it was wonderful.

    • Surprisingly Chicago seemed to be the coldest place I’ve been too, even colder than Siberia in winter.