Сity Walks

Tour of Kronshtadt

Kronshtadt is both a fortress and a port city. Despite its relatively small size, it has proven to be an island of key importance for Russia as it defended the country from attacks from the Baltic for 300 years. For its entire existence the military island has been subordinate to the sea. Its history, traditions, architecture and the way of life of its citizens have been heavily influenced by the city’s maritime location. For tourists looking not to simply stroll around the city but to get to know the island’s fascinating past it is worth a trip to the local history museum. RTG TV presenter Evgenia Altfeld did just this, as well as sought out Kronshtadt’s shortest street and a place on the road where a granite map of the city can be found. She also checked out the most beautiful and magnificent structure in Kronshtadt, the Naval Cathedral, admired the lovely Finnish Gulf and felt the blow of the Baltic breeze.

Director Aleksandr Efimov

Presenter Evgeniya Al'tfel'd

Year 2013

Duration 00:38:39

Director Aleksandr Efimov

Presenter Evgeniya Al'tfel'd

Kronshtadt is both a fortress and a port city. Despite its relatively small size, it has proven to be an island of key importance for Russia as it defended the country from attacks from the Baltic for 300 years. For its entire existence the military island has been subordinate to the sea. Its history, traditions, architecture and the way of life of its citizens have been heavily influenced by the city’s maritime location. For tourists looking not to simply stroll around the city but to get to know the island’s fascinating past it is worth a trip to the local history museum. RTG TV presenter Evgenia Altfeld did just this, as well as sought out Kronshtadt’s shortest street and a place on the road where a granite map of the city can be found. She also checked out the most beautiful and magnificent structure in Kronshtadt, the Naval Cathedral, admired the lovely Finnish Gulf and felt the blow of the Baltic breeze.

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