Cruiser Aurora

Tel: (7) 812-303-8513

Address: Petrogradskaya embankment, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197046

The establishment of the Soviet Union started from the October Revolution, in which the most important scene was the Bolsheviks storming the Winter Palace and winning control over Russia. They were able to storm the palace because of a shot fired towards the Winter Palace by the cruiser “Aurora”. The shot signalled the Bolsheviks to attack.

The legend of Aurora began with its participation in the Russo-Japanese War and World War I. As the sailors of the cruiser participated in the February Revolution and the October Revolution later, Aurora was honoured and responsible for guarding Saint Petersburg. Regrettably, the cruiser was unable to bear the repeated shelling and bombing by Nazi Germany in the Siege of Leningrad (the name of Saint Petersburg in the Soviet era) in the World War II. They scuttled the ship eventually. Salvaged and repaired after World War II, the ship was later renovated to be a museum and is now the oldest ship owned by the Russian navy. You will get to know more about the past glories of Aurora as well as the modern military and revolutionary history of Russia on the cruiser.