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Petrograd Side Nautical Site/Lighthouse

This historic cruiser, moored in front of the Nakhimov Academy of Naval Officers and reopening in the summer of 2014 after an extensive restoration, saw action in the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War as well as in World War II, but it's best known for its role in the Bolshevik Revolution. At 9:40 pm on November 7, 1917, the cruiser fired the shot that signaled the storming of the Winter Palace. On display are the crew's quarters and the radio room used to broadcast Lenin's victory address.

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4 nab. Petrogradskaya
St. Petersburg, St.-Petersburg  197046, Russia

812-230–8440

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 300R, Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 10:30–4, last tour at 3

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