SAINT-PETERSBURG, July 1. / TASS /. Ship number one the Russian Navy, the cruiser “Aurora” from Kronstadt towed to a place of eternal parking on the night of 15 on July 16th. This was announced on Friday at the first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the ship Council in the Smolny, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko
“I’ll meet you on this beautiful action, which is tentatively scheduled for the night of 15 July 16, This is the best time.”. – the governor said. Ready cruiser is estimated at 95%.
In tow with the Kronstadt sea plant, where a cruiser is being repaired, the place of eternal parking in Petrograd four tugboats will be used embankment. Schedule wiring ship agreed to the schedule of drawing bridges.
The cruiser “Aurora” was commissioned warships of the Russian Navy in 1903. During the combat watch the ship was more than 100 thousand miles, participated in three wars -. Russian-Japanese 1904-1905, First World War and the Great Patriotic War.. In the Soviet era legend that it was a volley of “Aurora” was the signal for the beginning of the armed uprising on October 25 but the first refutation of this was followed by the crew of the cruiser as early as October 1917.
After World War II the ship was damaged the defense of Leningrad, was renovated in 1948 and moored at the Petrogradskaya embankment. Until 1956 “Aurora” served as a training base of the Leningrad Nakhimov Naval College, then became a museum. In 1992, the cruiser was re-raised Andrew’s flag, he has the status of the number one ship of the Russian Navy.