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Tour To The Battleship Aurora

Country: Russia
City: Saint Petersburg
Duration: 2 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cultural Activity

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Battleship "Aurora" is a monument to the Russian naval history and valuable relic of the 1917 revolution. It is a good example of military ships early twentieth century. The battleship was built in the New Admiralty shipyard in 1900. It participated in the Russian-Japanese War in 1904-1905. On 28 February 1917, its sailors came alongside the insurgents, refused to lift up the bridge over the Neva to separate the workers from the industrial districts of the insurrection. After the battleship fired that shot in 1917 it began the assault of the Winter Palace. During World War II was in the port of Lomonosov. Since 1948 it became a museum and docked here. It was restored in 1987.

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