Organizers of the event called the October action a mystery. It was opened by reading letters from Vladimir Lenin to the members of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party. It referred to the need to take power in Petrograd into their hands.
The mystery was continued by the poetry reading. Spectators enjoyed the poems of the great Russian poets such as Alexander Block, Zinaida Gippius, Anna Akhmatova, Maximilian Voloshin and others. The music of Beethoven and Mozart, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov sounded between the poetry reading.