“The Bolsheviks Must Assume Communications!” tour is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution 1917
Visitors will learn about the historical events that Europe, Russia, and Petrograd experienced in 1917. They will see historical artifacts related to the circle of Russian communication facilities of the early 20th century: post, telephone, telegraph.
Lenin's strategy of seizing power by the Bolsheviks in October 1917 reflects the actions of the Petrograd Military and Revolutionary Committee, which significantly turned the course of history not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Vladimir Lenin considered that the first step towards the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks lied in systematic takeover of strategically important objects - post, telegraph, telephone. These objects were seized by the Red Guard soldiers on October 24 and 25, 1917
The duration of the excursion within the space of the exposition of the Popov Central Museum of Communications is 1 hour, 15 minutes. The duration of the excursion including visits to the buildings of the Central Telegraph and the Main Post Office is 1 hour, 45 minutes.