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    Dock Bridge & Italianskiy Pond

    by Skillsbus Updated Dec 25, 2012
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    Dock Bridge (another name leaf bridge) – the bridge over the canal of Peter the Great in the suburbs of St. Petersburg Kronstadt. The bridge was built of boiler steel in the second half of the 19th century and is notable for the fact that it was assembled at the riveted joints, since welding technology was not yet worked out to realize such a construction. It is believed that Vice-Admiral Makarov was involved into the designing of the bridge. The last time the bridge was repaired in 2008.
    The right side of the Italian pond, which is a square basin, not really a pond - well pond - because it is artificial and not really a pond because it is connected to the sea. It is named Italian because of the Italian palace, a luxurious residence built by Menshikov (Menšikov), a commoner who was made a duke by Peter I, but the residence was converted to a navy school already in 1741. This place is also the spot for the disembarkation for first St. Petersburg to Kronstadt scheduled steamship line that began operating in 1815 (and must be one of the first steam-powered scheduled shipping services in the world). The steel crane to the right, dates from 1868.
    See also the lock gates dating from 1752.
    One of the main sights of the north embankment of the italian pond is the Italian Palace.
    In 1886 in front of the palace is the Monument to P.Pakhtusov. It immortalised the merits of outstanding New land and Arctic Ocean research.

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    Monument to Submariners of the Baltic fleet

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 25, 2012

    The monument is dedicated to submariners of the Baltic Fleet, who defended approaches to the city of Lenin during World War II. Architects: M.N. Meisel, M.N. Afanasiev. Kronstadt preserves the memory of the heroes-submariners. A granite obelisk is mounted on a five-stage basis. On the obverse there is an inscription: “Glory to submariners of the Baltic Fleet, who protected approaches to the city of Lenin during the Great Patriotic War”. To the right of the inscription there is a stylized image of an anchor, and at the foot of the stele - a granite block with a relief of a submarine. The height of the monument - 3 m, width - 5 m.

    Every year on the first Sunday of February from this place starts race “Attack of the Century” devoted to the exploit of the submarine “S-13”, and its commander, Alexander Ivanovich Marinesko. That’s why Kronstadt inhabitants call this public garden submariners garden. Opposite Martynov public garden there is military unit of scuba diving. On its territory on May 9, 1995 Path of heroes-submariners was opened. The complex presents ten steles made of black marble with bas-reliefs of submariners Heroes of the Soviet Union who defended Leningrad during World War II, and a monument to the heroic crew of the Red Banner submarine “S-13” with its commander A.I. Marinesko.

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    Kabotazhnaya Gavan Range Front

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    While I could not find a photo of this marker on the internet, it is described as a 49 ft square skeletal tower, mounted on a square concrete pier that is enclosed in whole or part by a wood daymark painted red with a black vertical stripe on the range line. This light is a front range light that guides naval vessels as they enter the Kronstadt naval station. Located about 600 m (0.4 mi) north of Fort Kronshlot. Although I didn't see much red or black, I'm pretty sure that this is the correct identification as the marker lines up with the rear range marker.

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    Kabotazhnaya Gavan Range Rear

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    This is a lighthouse-range marker which is quite outstanding in the Kronstadt harbor area.It is a 102 ft square tower faced with white siding, except for the huge red and black range marker on the range line. The lantern is painted red.

    This light is a rear range light that guides naval vessels as they enter the Kronstadt naval station. It stands on the Petrovskaya Pristan (mole), one of the breakwaters protecting the main harbor of Kronstadt, the traditional and historic home port of the Russian Navy.

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    Morskoy Kanal Range Rear

    by grandmaR Written Jul 11, 2009

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    Morskoy Kanal Range Rear

    This light is very much like the Kronstadt (Range Rear) that at first I thought they were the same. But the Kronstadt rear range light has a gallery most of the way up the tower (and is taller), and it is also on a larger piece of land than this structure is. This octagonal 131 foot tower built in 1914 is an active lighthouse. There are black and white horizontal bands on the side facing the range line which in my picture can only be seen along the edge of the lighthouse. The Morskoy Kanal is the dredged channel through Neva Bay from Kronstadt to St. Petersburg. The range is an outbound (westbound) range guiding ships away from St. Petersburg and is located about half a mile southwest of Fort Kronshlot.

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    What to see ...

    by eksvist Updated Apr 23, 2008

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    What can you see in Kronstadt?

    Traditionally, the seat of the Russian admiralty and the base of the Russian Baltic Fleet were located in Kronstadt guarding the approaches to Saint Petersburg .

    Monument to Peter the Great, the founder of Kronstadt.

    The Baltic Geodetic Height system based on Kronstadt zero is adopted as
    land survey height system in many countries.
    Kronstadt zero is the zero point on the touchstone, what is measureing the level of sea, and what was marked by Mihhail von Reineke in 1840.

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    Frist radio transmission in the world

    by yumyum Written Apr 9, 2006

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    In April/May 1895 Mr. Popov invented the radio here in Kronstadt. There is this little wooden house which a plaque outside. Unfortunately, after taking this pic the batteries of my camera went flat due to the cold weather. So don't leave without any spares!

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    Cathedral

    by yumyum Written Apr 9, 2006

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    This is the main landmark in town. Unfortunately, it's in very bad shape and needs restauration urgently. In 2005 you couldn't actually see the main hall inside. There is access to an exhibition in the side of the building (entry fee) which we didn't go to see.

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    Forts of Kronshtadt

    by Explorer_spb Written Jan 22, 2003

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    The chain of forts crosses Gulf of Finland from north to south. Northen forts are located along a dam and they are very damaged. Southern forts are well keeped. The Konstantin fort is accessible by car.

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    Naval Library

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 25, 2012

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    Situated on Sovetskaya St. is the building of the naval library. Built in the early 20th century it was considered to be the largest public library in Russia.

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    Memorial to Revolutionary Baltic seamen

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 25, 2012

    This monument although not outstanding in itself is typical of many soviet style monuments and thus is worth seeing.

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    Hospital of N. Semashko

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 25, 2012
    Hospital of N. Semashko

    Situated on Manyilskogo St. the hospital chapel has been restored and although not open for public viewing inside, the outside looks very good and is worth seeing.

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    Makarovsky Bridge & Dock Basin

    by Skillsbus Written Dec 25, 2012
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    Makarovsky bridge was constructed over the Petrovsky Ravine linking the cathdral with the dock basin and the summer garden.

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    Navy ships

    by yumyum Written Apr 9, 2006

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    This is what most tourists come for. They want to see the war ships. Well, there are some - in my opinion - old ones which can be seen. Clearly, they don't you to see the latest models.

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    Navy ships

    by yumyum Written Apr 9, 2006

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    This is what most tourists come for. They want to see the war ships. Well, there are some - in my opinion - old ones which can be seen. Clearly, they don't you to see the latest models.

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    Dec 25, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    The cathedral has now been 4restored and is due to be re-opened in 2013. See my review it looks wonderful now !!!!

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