The Cruiser Aurora witnessed three power shifts in the political system of Russia: royal, Soviet and democratic. The Aurora proudly wears the title of the number one ship in the Russian Navy. Today, it anchored on the banks of the Neva River and houses the museum on board
Peterhof (Rus: Петергоф) or Petergof (German for “Peter’s Court”), also known as Petrodvorets (Rus: Петродворец) is a major St. Petersburg tourist attraction. Peterhof is a town located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea), 29 km/18 mi west of St. Petersburg.
Tsarskoye selo (Rus: Царское Село, “Tsar’s Village” or “Royal Village”) is a former country residence of the royal family, the UNESCO’s World Heritage site and the object of cultural heritage of Russian Federation. It’s located 15 mi (24 km) from the center of Saint Petersburg.
The palace and the park in Gatchina appeared during the reign of Catherine II. In different time periods the estate was owned by the emperors Paul I, Nicholas I Alexander II and Alexander III. The Gatchina Park is one of the most beautiful and mysterious parks of St Petersburg.
Royal residence Oranienbaum is situated in Lomonosov, 40km from St-Petersburg, on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town of Lomonosov was actually called Oranienbaum until 1948. The residence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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