Painting “Speech of V. I. Lenin in the Mikhailovsky Manege in 1917” (“Lenin in the Mikhailovsky Manege among armored cars; “Lenin and armored cars”).
On October 25, 1917, all 150 armored cars were assembled in the Mikhailovsky Manege to protect the Winter Palace. The political orientation of the “armored cars” remained uncertain. The leaders of all political parties fought for influence over them. It was only after Lenin and Trotsky spoke at a night rally on October 25, that a decision was made to move the armored vehicles from the Winter Palace to Smolny, which largely predetermined the fall of the Provisional Governmen.