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RogerC07 Oct 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

A wargamers visit to St Petersberg on th eblog this week, phots of the Cruiser Araura which fired the first shots of the Russian Revolution.

https://gapagnw.blogspot.com

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mollinary07 Oct 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

Hi Roger,

I think more folk might click on your wonderful post if you modified the title to ‘Aurora and St Petersburg'. I haven't been there since 1990, but I appreciate the photos showing it is still in good nick! For the record, Aurora's sister ships were the protected cruisers Diana and Pallada, not the battleship Potemkin. Thanks for inspiring a great bit of nostalgia.

Barin107 Oct 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Aurora – it is the right name as she was named after goddess, same as her sister ships Pallada and Diana is still a part of Russian Navy, a small crew is still there.
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Potemkin was, of course, a battleship – a modified Peresvet design.
Nice pics in the blog, btw ;)

EDIT- Mollinary was there first ;)

RogerC07 Oct 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Doh, my mistake sorry guys. Will it let me modiy the title?

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