Leningrad – Saint-Petersburg

Museums, historical sights, memorials and battlefield tour.
St. Petersburg, later Petrograd always been the main capital of the Russian Empire to the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917.

Aurora – the legendary battleship of Russian-Japan War 1904-1905 and Revolution 1917

Aurora – the legendary battleship of Russian-Japan War 1904-1905 and Revolution 1917

It is here that housed the main military-historical museums of Russia. This is primarily the Hermitage – “Winter Palace”, Artillery Museum, Engineering and Signal Corps and the famous Peter and Paul Fortress – emperors cemetery.

Peter & Paul fortress tonight

Peter & Paul fortress tonight

City map of St. Petersburg is designed so that most of the museums and beautiful places are very compact in the center (in contrast to Moscow, where the facilities are located very far from each other).

Hermitage – the Winter Palace tonight

Hermitage – the Winter Palace tonight

This configuration of the city, as well as the lack of secret museums, the presence of English-speaking tour guides and labels makes it very convenient to visit St. Petersburg alone, unaccompanied. This applies to travel to the suburbs – Red Selo, Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof.
Guides are needed for real desire to visit the battlefields (about 1-2 hours drive from the city)

Tsarskoe Selo palace, St.Peterburg region

Tsarskoe Selo palace, St.Peterburg region

Parks of Tsarskoe Selo

Parks of Tsarskoe Selo

Museums and sights (not restricted)

  • Hermitage (Winter palace)
  • Military-Historical museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps
  • Central Navy Museum
  • Petro-Pavel Fortress
  • all Saint-Petersburg museums…
  • Mars fields
  • Nevsky prospect (av.)
  • Kazan cathedral
  • Isaac cathedral
  • Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery, WWII blockade museum
  • Peterhof
  • Krasnoe Selo
  • Tsarskoe Selo
  • all sights

PS The city received back the name Saint-Petersburg, but the region is still named Leningrad oblast (region)

Arttilley & engineering museum

Artilley & engineering museum

the best historical-military museums of Saint-Peterburg

the best historical-military museums of Saint-Peterburg