Many of us remember Russia like a Soviet Union. However, how Russian Empire became a Soviet Union? There was two revolution in 1917. First in February. When Russian Provisional Government seized power. In October, Bolsheviks defeated them. It was begining of civil war and genesis of new state called Soviet Union.
So, what about cruiser Aurora?
Ship took part of Russo-Japanese war a few years before October revolution. Then he took part of First World War on the Baltic Sea. In October 1917, he went for repairs to Saint Petersburg. And, according to Bolsheviks, cruiser made signal for start attack of Winter Palace where Russian Provisional Government were sitting. Cruiser made a gunshot. We all know end of this story.
After that cruiser Aurora even took part of Second World War when was part of defense system of Leningrad. Now you can see this ship not long way from Peter and Paul Fortress. At the other side of the Neva river. You can reach it by the walking or see from the boat if you buy river tour St. Petersburg.
It’s one of the most popular historian sights and symbol of Soviet Union.