Dear friends, we are happy to inform you that the symbol of Communist Revolution of 1917 – legendary Cruiser Aurora has come back to Saint-Petersburg after the serious restoration!
On July 16, both Saint-Petersburg citizens and tourists had the opportunity to see the cruiser returning.
The cruiser restoration began on September 21, 2014 and has finished this year.
When Aurora docked the ramp weighing about 17 tons was installed. Then the ship was switched on to all communications.
This restoration was not the first one and, of course, not the last one. About 840 mln rubles were spent on it and 17 different private and state companies participated in it.
Within this restoration the part of the deck was renewed, the ship hull was examined, cleaned and painted. The crack under the window was eliminated. All diesel generators located in the engine room had a big overhaul. All armature, mechanisms, cisterns and tanks were thoroughly examined, cleaned repaired and painted. At the same time the security and fire safety systems were renewed. It is interesting that the ship inner interiors were redecorated.
Really new things have appeared on the ship, for example, a special place for the firework cannon. It gives the possibility to make fireworks from the ship deck during holidays. Not to spoil the cruiser historical image on other days the fire cannon will be taken away. There is also one more feature of the time – Wi-Fi is going to work on board.
Within the tour of St Petersburg will be informed that Aurora exhibition before the restoration was located in six halls and fully devoted to Communist Revolution of 1917. After the restoration the exhibition is represented in nine halls and consists of 6 topic blocks, the quantity of exhibits has been 100% enlarged. The exposition itself is interactive as the museum was supplied with multimedia equipment including the holographic theatre. Visiting the cruiser the guests will know about the events of 1917, the cruiser history, Aurora’s participation in the Russian-Japanese War of 1904-1905, First Civil War, World War II, the service and everyday life of Aurora staff and other interesting things.
You are welcome to book best guided tours St Petersburg with us and we will be happy to include a visit of Cruiser Aurora into one of them! Please remember we deal with arranging all tours in St Petersburg Russia including St Petersburg small group tours.0