He knows no fear!

My travels to Russia in 2014 – part 6

Today I was going to do some more sightseeing around Saint Petersburg and visit the sights of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Finland Station, also known as the Finlyandsky station, is a train station in Saint Petersburg. The station is famously known for the arrival of Lenin by train from exile on 3rd April 1917 to start the October Revolution.

Finland Station where Lenin returned from exile in 1917.

Finland Station where Lenin returned from exile in 1917.

The event is commemorated by the Soviet statue of Lenin dominating the square in front of the station.

Lenin's Statue in front of Finland Station.

Lenin’s Statue in front of Finland Station.

Obviously times has changed now as in 2009, a bomb exploded at the statue of Lenin, creating an 80 cm-100 cm hole in the back of the statue.

Me posing in front of Lenin's statue.

Me posing in front of Lenin’s statue.

Afterwards I went over to see the Russian cruiser Aurora. At 9.45 p.m on 25th October 1917 a blank shot from her forecastle gun signaled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the beginning of the October Revolution.

The Aurora fired the blank shot that started the October revolution.

The Aurora fired the blank shot that started the October revolution.

It was now time for me return back to the UK and ready my troops for nuclear war and WW3… oh well so much for the Crimea peace talks!

Me wearing a Soviet army hat that I got as a souvenir.

Me wearing a Soviet army hat that I got as a souvenir.

– The End –

For more information about Russia please visit:

http://www.visitrussia.org.uk

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