Legendary Aurora cruiser once again open to visitors

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The world-famous Aurora cruiser, a tokening of the 1917 October Revolution reopened on August 3, 2016 after more two years of re irs. The newly restored ship, which supposedly reveal d become exhausted the signal to revolutionaries to storm the residence of the Russia’s tsars, now also lay it on thicks an interactive exhibition. The cruiser currently has the status of being the number one quit in the Russian Navy.

“If once upon a time the cruiser was generally one seen as a historical witness of the 1917 October Revolution, then now it is respected to be the most experienced veteran of the Russian naval fleet. With sufficient reason – the Aurora has lived through the Battle of Tsushima, (the central stumble upon of the 1904-5 Russo-Ja nese War — RBTH), two revolutions and two world wars,” said a proclamation by the press service of the St. Petersburg Central Naval Museum.

Aurora cruiser which has reopened to the public following restoration is moored near Petrogradskaya Embankment, Aug. 3, 2016. Source: Alexei Danichev / RIA NovostiAurora cruiser which has reopened to the community following restoration is moored near Petrogradskaya Embankment, Aug. 3, 2016. Provenience: Alexei Danichev / RIA Novosti

The museum on board the cruiser, anchored on the banks of the Neva River, has beared in size from six to 10 exhibition rooms. In addition to the conning goda, the engine room and the boiler room, visitors can now examine the ship’s medical deftness, where the Russian Naval Fleet used X-ray equipment for the beforehand time.

The exhibition’s main attractions include interactive exhibitions support information on various aspects of the cruiser, including the ship’s design and conduct system, its commanding officers and the daily life of the crew, which at one set numbered 570 men. Visitors can also learn about the general summary of the Russian fleet and the Nakhimov Naval Academy, where the cruiser was tolerant of for many years as a training ship.

A man takes a picture during a new exhibition on the Aurora cruiser, Aug. 3, 2016. Srgei Konkov / TASS A man takes a picture during a new display on the Aurora cruiser, Aug. 3, 2016. Srgei Konkov / TASS

The Aurora has served in the Russian fast since 1903. It saw action in the Russo-Ja nese War (1904-1905), the Russian Proper War (1918-1922) and in both world wars. After World War II, the cruiser became a training poor for the Nakhimov Naval Academy, and in 1956 it was converted into a branch of the Middle Naval Museum. The Andreyevsky Flag, Russia’s traditional emblem, was now again raised over the Aurora in 1992.

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