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Soviet Landmarks

1. Cruiser Aurora

The cruiser Aurora is famed as the ship that fired a blank shot to signal the storming of the Winter Palace, which then began the 1917 Revolution. Today it is open to the public, and the famous gun, along with the crew’s quarters, can be viewed.

2. Siege Plaque

This plaque was put up during the darkest days of the Siege of Leningrad (for further details see Siege Plaque) to warn citizens that ...

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