1998-09-07 SKK Indoor Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Here is the diary entry by Jez Webb from Bong magazine issue #40:

The ending of ‘The Cold War’ has resulted in a move closer to world peace in our time, and several Red Army soldiers with nothing better to do than help us load heavy boxes in, ready for tonight’s show. The Russians may have come off second best, in the race to put a man on the moon but tonight a young girl is the first to set foot on the Depeche Mode stage this tour. Congratulations!

Andy Franks manages to buy a Depeche Mode Russian doll set from a St. Petersburg market. Some entrepreneur working through the night... was the paint still wet?

And here is the diary entry by Jody:

There were 19,000 screaming fans in the arena (more than capacity). Also, Flood came to the gig (just as a friend) to check out the boys. He is currently staying in St. Petersburg.

Purity was the support act. Tim Simenon DJed before and after Purity's set.


Set list

  1. Painkiller
  2. A Question Of Time
  3. World In My Eyes
  4. Policy Of Truth
  5. It's No Good
  6. Never Let Me Down Again
  7. Walking In My Shoes
  8. Only When I Lose Myself
  9. A Question Of Lust (*)
  10. Home (*)
  11. Condemnation
  12. In Your Room
  13. Useless
  14. Enjoy The Silence
  15. Personal Jesus
  16. Barrel Of A Gun
  17. Somebody (*)
  18. Stripped
  19. I Feel You
  20. Just Can't Get Enough


  • Source 1 is a good audience recording. There's a fair amount of hiss and some slight distortion of bass. About half of "A Question Of Lust" is missing due to tape flip.
  • Source 2 is a good audience recording, better sounding overall than Source 1 and with fewer loud singers around the taper, plus A Question Of Lust is complete on this source. But it's encoded as MP3 128kbps and compression artifacts are easily audible. Painkiller is incomplete.
  • Source 3 is a good, but quite incomplete audience shot video. The first few songs are filmed from the front of stage area, then the remaining ones are filmed from the mixing desk. All songs are incomplete. The video goes through In Your Room.