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Aurora (Saint Petersburg)

 Aurora (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Gorkovskaya

Open: 10:30am- 4pm
Closed: Monday and Friday

Admission: Free

 

 

 

 

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Description of Aurora

Legendary cruiser 1st rank Aurora, that became a symbol of Saint Petersburg  is moored at the Petrograd embankment. Aurora was originally launched on May 11, 1900 as part of renovation for the Russian Imperial Fleet. It participated in the disastrous Battle of Tsushima on May 1905 during Russian- Japanese War. Aurora was one of few Russian ships that survived that battle and that war. Aurora became most famous during the Great October Revolution of 1917 at the conclusion of World War I. Most of crew deserted the ship at the time, but few remaining sailors, who sympathizers with the Bolshevik stayed. They fired a single shot that marked the beginning of the open overthrow of the Democratic government by the Bolsheviks who promptly stormed the Winter Palace. It began Communist rule in Russia that later led to establishment of USSR. After World War I Aurora was transformed into a training navy ship. It was called into service during Siege of Leningrad during World War II. After the war Aurora was transformed into a historic museum open to the public.

 

 

 


 

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