Aurora Cruiser Returns to St. Petersburg
In summer 2016 the famous and newly renovated Russian cruiser Aurora will return to Saint Petersburg with several improvements including a mutimedia museum of Russian fleet.
The cruiser which is over 100 years old has a long and fascinating history. It survived the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and played an important part in the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. On the night of October 25-26, it fired a blank shot at the Winter Palace, the residence of the Provisional Government, giving the signal to the rebellious workers, soldiers and sailors of the city to storm the palace. That event is considered to be a start of the revolution that in its turn lead to the creation of the USSR.
In less then a year the cruiser will be back to its mooring berth at the Petrograd embankment with several renovations. It will boast a state-of-the-art mutimedia exposition dedicated to the Bolshevik Revolution and the history of the Russian fleet. The museum will also have Wi-Fi, CCTV and it will remain to be the training ship for cadets of the Nakhimov Navy School.
Aurora cruiser is one of the most popular attractions in St. Petersburg and a "must see" for everyone who visits the city. Located in the city center with a wonderful view to the city's embankments and splendid architecture it is an exciting venue for any USSR-themed incentive program. Please contact #russkieprostori DMC for more information.