The fire of the revolution forever changed the appearance of Penza and became the starting point that divided the history of the city into “before” and “after”. Rallies and strikes, the intricacies of political struggle, the birth and death of the fighting squads of the Social Revolutionaries - on a walk through the iconic places of the city, you will immerse yourself in the revolutionary history of Penza and get acquainted with its curious details. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 per 1 review RUB 3000 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
In the footsteps of the revolution in Penza We will begin our immersion in urban history at the monument to the fighters of the revolution. You will find out why this particular place became the center of revolutionary Penza. I will tell you where the world's first monument to Marx was located and how the theorists of Marxism influenced the urban environment of Penza. We will also figure out how one of the most inconspicuous parties of the Penza province in 1917 seized power in the city, we will visit one of the places associated with this event, and talk about how life was arranged at the beginning of the last century
Urban chronicles of the early 20th century Step by step, the events of the revolutionary everyday life of Penza will unfold in front of you and interesting details of that time will open up. We will discuss the curious tricks of scammers and the criminal situation in the city on strike. Let's talk about the storming of Kuznetsk and how the half-starved railway workers of Penza-I forced the Chekists to fulfill the workers' demands. Let's compare the oratory of the Bolshevik and Menshevik agitators and see how we managed to prevent armed uprising in the Penza garrison.
Who is the excursion for?
Travelers interested in the Soviet era, as well as anyone who wants to delve deeper into the history of Penza.
The beginning of the excursion at the monument to the fighters of the revolution. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.