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    • Symbol of Revolution in Russia: Legendary Aurora Cruiser Gets Makeover
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
    • Cruiser Aurora towed to permanent mooring at Petrovskaya Embankment
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    Restoration works on the legendary Aurora cruiser had been ongoing since 2014.

    Russia’s legendary Aurora cruiser is one of the Pallada-class cruisers which participated in Russo-Japanese war in 1904-1905. In 1917, a blank shot from Aurora's forecastle gun signaled the start of the Winter Palace storm and beginning of the October Revolution. Currently Aurora is preserved as a museum ship and in 2016 it was finally opened after an extensive renovation.

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