Fortress Kerch, Kerch

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  • The kerchensky fortress-grand structure, built in the second half of the 19th century, South of the city of Kerch on the Cape the AK-breaker on the Bank of Kerch Strait at the narrowest part of it to protect the southern borders of the Russian Empire, and, above all, protection and, when necessary, the protection of a passage to the sea of Azov. To imagine the magnitude of the fortress to cite just a few numbers: square fortress Kerch is about 40 hectares, the Castle surrounds 7 kilometers impregnable walls, Fortress based about 600 guns and garrison consisting of 5200 man well strengthened fortress and designed to defend both from land and from the sea. A large part of the fortress is situated underground. And a small portion of which was built on the surface, completely hidden when not in use of land and vegetation. Interested in finding out about the history of creation of the Kerchensky fortress: it started being built in 1857, the year immediately after the defeat of Russia in the Crimean War, and was built about 20 years in deepest secret by Decree of Emperor Alexander II, who personally visited here three times during the implementation works. Stealth facilities was due to the ban of Russia at the end of the Crimean War to erect military ports and fortresses on the Kerch peninsula. But taking into account the experience of the Crimean War, Alexander II secretly begins construction of the Kerchensky fortress, which for 20 years has been completely constructed, as knew neither the Turks nor the British nor French. They built a fortress on the draft defense of Sevastopol hero-famed engineer-General E.i. Totleben. At that time it was the most powerful fortress in the Russian Empire. But after a while gladkostvolnomu replaced by weapons fire, warships came ...
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  • Were in the fortress with his wife in July 2017 onwards. Aware of the many attractions, but the fortress found out at the last moment. You need to get a bus from the Center, and then on heat field of the order of 2.5 km-well about an hour one way we travelled. The road passes high above the sea level. Believe me, whatever the weather it is worth it. The Castle 12 hours we arrived at 2:00 was planned excursion, we have to wait, as would love to penetrate inside, and no tours get there generally cannot be. Walking around the fortress, note that it is best not to leave from the Guide, because here in different open spaces with the words locals may still have unexploded bombs of war. And so very many serfs abandoned structures, which I am sure will be operated by the Ministry of Defense of Russia. Beautiful views of the sea of Azov, and nature, nature. nature. In General, along with the Adzhimushkajskimi region is the most memorable excursion that I saw in Kerch!
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  • Kerch fortress is a historic place with a very interesting background. Now it is a museum. I recommend the tour. And we were there to see the under-construction bridge with fortress for him, perhaps, the best view.
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