During the Russian-Japanese War the cruiser, being included in the second Pacific Ocean squadron, sailed to the Far East (October 1904 - May 1905). The cruiser Aurora had her baptism of fire in the Tsushima battle on 14-15 May 1905. During World War I the cruiser Aurora, as a member of the second squadron, took an active part in the military actions on the Baltic sea. At the end of 1916 the cruiser was put in Petrograd's docks for repairs. In 1917 the Aurora's crew took an active part in the February and October revolutionary activities and the Civil War repulsing international intervention.
Till 1940 students of Naval colleges did practical work on the cruiser. "The Aurora" again sailed a lot and visited foreign ports. In 1924 the cruiser was awarded the Red Banner of the USSR Central Committee and in 1927 decorated with the order of Red Banner.With the beginning of the Great Patriotic War the cruiser Aurora with her crew defended Leningrad. She fought battles far from the city (the Chudskaya Flotilla) and at the approaches to it (the Voronya Hill). Heroic deeds of the sailors added a glorious chapter to the history of their warship. For the whole period of the Leningrad siege from 1941 to 1944 the Aurora was moored at a pier in the Oranienbaum port (the town of Lomonosov) and was constantly shelled and bombed. In 1956 the cruiser Aurora was made a museum (a branch of the Central Naval Museum). For 45 years the museum has been visited by more than 28 million people from 160 countries. In 1968 the cruiser Aurora was decorated with the Order of the October Revolution.
The width of plaque: 28.5 centimeters. The height of plaque: 19 centimeters. Good condition, see photo for all details.
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Feel free to ask any questions and you're welcome to make me an offer! The item "Vintage Legendary Soviet Russian Cruiser Aurora Wall Plaque Model Boat Ship USSR" is in sale since Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Navy".
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