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Russia: Putin visits legendary Aurora cruiser on Russia's Navy Day01:29

Russia: Putin visits legendary Aurora cruiser on Russia's Navy Day

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
July 31, 2016 at 10:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the legendary Aurora cruiser that helped to spark the October Revolution of 1917 in St. Petersburg, Sunday, to celebrate Russia's Navy Day.

The Russian President boarded the historical cruiser, Aurora, and examined the main deck and radio cabin of the vessel. Putin also heard a report from the captain of Aurora, Artem Znamenshchikov, and welcomed the cruiser's crew.

The cruiser, which is now a museum, has undergone reconstructed since 2014 and reopened on Russia's Navy Day.

The Aurora entered service with the Russian Navy in 1903. It is most famous for firing the shot that initiated the storming of the Winter Palace, which marked the beginning of the October Revolution in 1917.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the legendary Aurora cruiser that helped to spark the October Revolution of 1917 in St. Petersburg, Sunday, to celebrate Russia's Navy Day.

The Russian President boarded the historical cruiser, Aurora, and examined the main deck and radio cabin of the vessel. Putin also heard a report from the captain of Aurora, Artem Znamenshchikov, and welcomed the cruiser's crew.

The cruiser, which is now a museum, has undergone reconstructed since 2014 and reopened on Russia's Navy Day.

The Aurora entered service with the Russian Navy in 1903. It is most famous for firing the shot that initiated the storming of the Winter Palace, which marked the beginning of the October Revolution in 1917.

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