a veteran ship of the Russian Navy
The historic Aurora is now a museum, located just a few hundred yards upstream from the Cabin of Peter the Great. Built in St Petersburg in 1897-1900, the Aurora saw active duty in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. After the war the ship was used for personnel training and during the October Revolution of 1917 gave the signal (by firing a blank shot) to storm the Winter Palace.
Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery
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