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Kronstadt, St. Petersburg

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Explore the base of the Russian admiralty on your visit to Kronstadt, the city's primary seaport and once the site of a major rebellion. In March of 1921, the soldiers, navy officers, and sailors--along with their civilian supporters--led a rebellion against the local Bolshevik government, demanding freedom of speech and the end of deportation camps. Founded by Peter the Great, the military town was an important training center for the Soviet Navy during World War II, and features many fortresses that protected St. Petersburg and its vital shipping routes, although it was bombed several times by German forces during World War II. This municipality was of such importance to the Russian military that it was closed to the public until 1996. Visit the cathedral and palace, take a boat tour around the harbor fortresses, and visit the museum detailing the history of the area. The town is easily accessible via boat or the local bus service. Plan your visit to Kronstadt and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg family vacation planner.
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  • Once you get to this island, immediately you are inspired with the spirit of patriotism and pride for our Russian naval history page! And you realize that glorious naval traditions in Russia have been, are and will always be! All guests of St. Petersburg recommend mandatory visit this island don't forget and children brought here! And what a wonderful beautiful road leads to kronstadt on the Causeway in the Gulf!
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  • On, this island, centrally located, yet another beautiful church. You have the chance, go take a look there. Very worth it.
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  • Actually, I did not appreciate the beauty of this place... For a Russian she's probably historical, but I think it's better to walk around the city center of Saint-Petersburg  more »

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