Ben Turner et al. in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), Russia - 11 May, 1920, at night

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 215:

We arrived at Petrograd (now Leningrad) at midnight, four hours late. What a commotion there was! Twenty thousand folks were assembled at the station with bands and banners to meet and greet us. What a brave sight it was to see these famine-logged artisans in their joy at being visited by their trade union folks from Britain.

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 215. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), Russia


Ben Turner
journalist, millworker, politician (member of parliament 1922-24 and 1929-31), trade union organiser

Listening to

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unspecified band music performed by Russian bands

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Ben Turner was a member of the first official delegation of the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress to revolutionary Russia.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 02 Jun 2022 10:31:49 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:36:14 +0100