Ben Turner et al. in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg), Russia - between 11 May, 1920 and 16 May, 1920

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 217:

One night they had a great trades union gathering of welcome, and speech-making went on from 8 p.m. to 2 am., interspersed with excellent Russian dancing by famous artists, and songs and choruses, with, of course, the “International” thrown in. I have nothing but praise for their courtesy and kindness in their poverty and want, and wherever…   more >>

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 217. accessed: 23 May, 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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Russian songs and choruses
the 'Internationale'
written by Pierre Chrétien De Geyter

Experience Information

Date/Time between 11 May, 1920 and 16 May, 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


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 10:36:22 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:38:30 +0100