Palace Square, St Petersburg, 7 November 1992
The date and location are significant: The 75th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution (old calendar). This was their last big rally. I was showing some guests around, and they understood that I had to leave them for a bit to find a location from which to photograph. Some minutes later they saw me standing on top of a minivan! Seeing other reporters doing this gave me boldness to clamber up, needing height as usual in the crowd. I only wish my friends could have got a picture of me up there. Snow was swirling down in big flakes and I had to change film in the middle of it. But I got what I was after.