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Old 12-04-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Is this the cruiser Aurora?

Would this photo taken in 1992 be of the cruiser Aurora? My coworker seems to remember taking it in St-Petersburg.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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Would this photo taken in 1992 be of the cruiser Aurora? My coworker seems to remember taking it in St-Petersburg.
First the disclaimer - I don't have my books here and I'm not a Navy guy, but I don't think so. I was on the Aurora two or three times and don't remember it being that long. Also, I remember one central "tower" and smoke stack, not the three frontal ones visible.
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:18 AM   #3
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Picture of the cruiser Aurora

Here are two pictures of the cruiser Aurora. I think it could be the Aurora.

And here is the second picture

http://www.soviet-awards.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=3504
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:27 AM   #4
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She is the Aurora.

Look at the attached pic (with the same location and buildings, by the way).

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:28 AM   #5
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I agree with Christophe. I subsequently found a picture and that's the Aurora. Apparently I remembered a quaint Young Pioneer ceremony on board more than the external appearance of the ship. In 1989 I saw a group of ceremony for a group of pioneers where they received their orange hats and scarves and took some kind of oath.

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I meant to saw "red" as opposed to "orange". I've been caught up in all the political activity in Ukraine.

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
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Thanks to all. Is she a museum today? Still at anchor at the same place?
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Old 12-05-2004, 10:41 AM   #7
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yes, the original pic is the Aurora...the photo was taken from the parking lot of the St.petersburg Hotel, I have stayed there many times. You walk over to the Aurora and yes, she is a museum. Its not always easy to get on though. I know Admiral Lev Chernavin who runs the museum ( hon.); I have had dinner with him twice on board the Aurora and have to say that each was a highlight of my life. Its a great place to visit.

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A nice pic of the Aurora...

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Old 12-05-2004, 03:50 PM   #9
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I have been on the Aurora myself was well worth the experience. If I remember Peter The Greats Cabin is near by also which well worth the Visit.





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yes, the original pic is the Aurora...the photo was taken from the parking lot of the St.petersburg Hotel, I have stayed there many times. You walk over to the Aurora and yes, she is a museum. Its not always easy to get on though. I know Admiral Lev Chernavin who runs the museum ( hon.); I have had dinner with him twice on board the Aurora and have to say that each was a highlight of my life. Its a great place to visit.

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Old 12-06-2004, 03:53 AM   #10
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Guys,

The blue building behind the Aurora is the Nakhimov Naval Academy.

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