Fortress Kerch, Kerch

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  • Fort Totleben-an outstanding monument of Russian fortification art. Strikes a huge amount of work, including Earth. This construction significantly almost imperceptibly. Green Hills, all buried under the ground. Supervised an outstanding engineer, one of the heroes of Sevastopol defense e. Totleben. Was the experience of the Crimean War. The fortress completely controlled the Strait of Kerch.
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  • We took a tour guide to find out more about construction after the Crimean War this unique fortification. Greatest and defensive functions of fortified fortress Russia 19 century. Panorama of Azov the sea. mandatory place to visit in 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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