12 March 1918 The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow during WWI, German official photographer. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 86905). The Bolshevik government of Vladimir Lenin moves the Russian capital from Petrograd to Moscow. Moscow is located further away from the German presence and is therefore more defensible. Newer >> << Older Comments are closed. This entry was posted on March 12th, 2018.