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In the Nevka river opposite the hotel St. Petersburg is the Aurora Cruiser from the Russo-Japanese war, built in 1900. From a downstream mooring on the night of 25 October 1917, its crew fired a blank round from the forward gun demoralizing the Winter Palace's defenders and marking the start of the October Revolution. During WWII, the Russians sank it to protect it from German bombs. Now restored and painted in pretty colors, it's a living museum.

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