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Cruiser Aurora, Saint Petersburg

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City photos Cruiser Aurora
City photos Cruiser Aurora
City photos Cruiser Aurora
City photos Cruiser Aurora
City photos Cruiser Aurora
The Cruiser Aurora, one of the most recognizable symbols of Saint Petersburg, is located at the Petrogradskaya Embankment. The ship was built at the New Admiralty dockyard in April 1900, and the first combat experience of the ship was in the Battle of Tsushima (1905). Escaping destruction, the Cruiser Aurora broke through the Philippine Islands, and in 1906 returned to Kronstadt. Before the revolution, the Cruiser Aurora was in the city. But in October 1917, the Provisional Government decided to withdraw the cruiser from Petrograd. However, the Ship Committee, led by the Bolsheviks, was elected on the Cruiser Aurora, a red flag was raised and the ship remained in the city. In October 25, 1917, at 21.45 from a bow gun of the Cruiser Aurora was heard a volley which was the signal for the assaulting of the Winter Palace. Since 1918, the cruiser had been in reserve of Navy, its guns were removed and transferred into service of the Volga flotilla. The new tools were set on the ship set, and it entered into a new squadron. In 1940, the Cruiser Aurora moored in Oranienbaum, where it had been staying during the entire Second World War. November 17, 1948 the Cruiser Aurora was put to “the eternal mooring" at the quay wall of the Bolshaya Nevka River. In 1965, the museum was opened on the board of the ship — a branch of the Central Naval Museum. Nowadays, the museum houses more than 500 unique items that in detail can help to trace the glorious history of the ship: documentary photographs, ship items and documents, which are considerable historical value. The exposition is located in 6 premises of the ship. The conning tower, boiler and engine rooms are open for visitors.

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