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Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg

Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg (must see)

The Cruiser Aurora is a famous vessel that allegedly fired the first shot that launched the Revolution. The ship was constructed in 1897 by the New Admirateisky Shipyard and went into service in 1900. It was one of the biggest ships at its time of construction. It weighs 7,600 tons, is 416 feet long, and 55 feet wide. It is moored in front of the Nakhimov Naval Academy north of the Neva River.

The Cruiser Aurora has participated in many battles. Its first introduction to battle was the Russo-Japanese War. She then participated in the October 1917 Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. After World War II, the Cruiser Aurora became a training center for the navy. In 1968, the craft received the Order of the Red Banner for her service performance.

The ship became a museum in 1956. The museum features over 500 documents, photographs, and objects that illustrate the ship’s illustrious history. The museum is closed the last Wednesday of each month. Tours of the underwater cruiser machine boiler are also available. Twenty-eight million people have visited the Cruiser Aurora since 1956.

Why You Should Visit:
The ship is almost brand new as it has been renovated in 2016. Not a lot of information in English, but there are enough interesting photos and artifacts in the museum below the deck to understand the most important historical facts.

Hours:
Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun: 10:30am-4pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Cruiser Aurora
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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