➤ The guided tour to the real warship named “Aurora”
➤ The guided tour to the State Russian Museum
➤ The evening is free at leisure
Aurora is a 1900 Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in Saint Petersburg. Aurora was one of three Pallada-class cruisers, built in Saint Petersburg for service in the Pacific. All three ships of this class served during the Russo-Japanese War. Aurora survived the Battle of Tsushima and was interned under US protection in the Philippines, and eventually returned to the Baltic Fleet.
The State Russian Museum is the world's largest depository of Russian fine art. It is also one of the largest museums in the country. The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian Museum. These included Kazimir Malevich's Black Square.
The museum's collection has about 400,000 exhibits and covers all historical periods and trends in the development of Russian art, the main types and genres, directions and schools for more than 1000 years: from the X to the XXI century. The main retrospective exposition of the museum is located in the Mikhailovsky Palace built for the son of Emperor Paul I Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich.