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French anti-communist cartoon (1922)

Text: NA.

Year: 1922.

Publisher: Le Pèlerin.

Artist: NA.

Additional information: Published in Le Pèlerin, the cartoon depicts Bolsheviks plundering the imperial tomb in St Petersburg’s St Peter and Paul Cathedral, suggesting the looting of the resting place for Russia’s Tsars. The cathedral had served as a resting place for Russia’s Tsars since the eighteenth century, from Peter the Great (who died in 1725 and seems to be the Tsar depicted here) to Nicholas II (who was laid to rest in 1998). However, the cathedral and imperial tombs actually remained un-plundered throughout the Russian Revolution.