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RUSSIAN CITIES -
ST PETERSBURG - MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS AND SIGNAL TROOPS

 
 

Here we have photographs taken at the great Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Troops in St. Petersburg during our visit in July 2005. For many more photos from prior visits please go to artillery museum.

 
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The Artillery museum across the moat from the Peter and Paul fortress

 
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The outside wall of the Artillery museum in the former krownwerk - next to the moat of the Peter and Paul fortress.

 
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The outside of the wall of the Artillery museum shows its origin as a fortress - the Krownwerk (kind of ravelin) for the Peter and Paul fortress to protect it from the northern landward side.

 
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The courtyard of the Artillery museum is full of artillery and rocket weapons, towed and self propelled.

 
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Some of the artillery pieces on display in front of the Artillery Museum

 
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Some of the artillery pieces on display in the courtyard of the Artillery Museum

 
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Some of the artillery pieces on display in the courtyard of the Artillery Museum

 
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Self-propelled artillery in the court yard of the Artillery Museum

 
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Modern rocket artillery and 18th century cannons in the court yard of the Artillery museum

 
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18th century cannons in the court yard of the Artillery museum

 
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Elizabeth and Amanda in the courtyard of the Artillery museum

 
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The open end of the horseshoe building faces the Peter and Paul fortress across the former moat now a place for pleasant craft to sail and people to picnic. In front of the museum is a display of various artillery pieces and other military equipment.

 
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Various smoothbore cannon barrels displayed in an exhibition hall of the Artillery Museum

 
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One of the earliest known cannon barrels - early 15th century - it would have been mounted on a heavy wooden plank.

 
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A large mortar and two 18th century cannon barrels on display in the Artillery Museum.

 
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Close-up view showing the elaborate decoration on a 18th century cannon barrel in the Artillery Museum.

 
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Beautiful decoration on the barrel of a 18th century cannon in the Artillery Museum.

 
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The rectangular muzzle of an experimental cannon designed to fire a pattern of grape shot over a wide area.

 
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Another elaborately decorated 18th century cannon barrel in the Artillery Museum

 
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A 18th century - early 19th century cannon in the exhibition hall of the Artillery Museum

 
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A variety of cannon barrels on display in the Artillery museum

 
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One of the many Russian regimental banners from the Napoleonic wars - 1812 campaign hanging in the Artillery Museum

 
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A German multibarrel rocket launcher from World War II on display in the Artillery Museum.

 
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A World War II anti-tank gun in the Artillery Museum

 
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A fortress gun with heavy armor shield in the Artillery Museum

 
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An anti-aircraft gun from World War II in the Artillery Museum

 
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A diorama of Russian troops crossing a river during World War II

 
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A tank in the courtyard of the artillery museum

 
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A self -propelled tracked artillery piece - a tank destroyer or assault gun in the Artillery Museum courtyard.

 
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Several self-propelled artillery pieces in the Artillery Museum courtyard.

 
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Two rows of 18th century smoothbore mortars in front and a fixed position anti-aircraft rocket in thecenter with other weapons around it in the Artillery Museum courtyard

 
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A large fixed position antiaircraft gon and several other artillery pieces in the Artillery Museum courtyard.

 
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Modern anti-aircraft rocket on tracked chassis in the courtyard of the Artillery Museum

 
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Some of the modern self-propelled artillery pieces and rockets displayed in the courtyard of the Artillery Museum

 
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Mike and Amanda behind an anti-tank gun in the Artillery museum

 
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Samples of artillery ammunition in the Artillery Museum

 
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A World War II searchlight in the Artillery Museum

 
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A Kalishnikov in action in this exhibit in the Artillery museum.

 
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A Kalishnikov machine gun on display in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum

 
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Two models of Kalishnikov automatics on display in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum

 
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Two models of Kalishnikov automatics on display in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum

 
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One of the Kalishnikov automatics on display in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum

 
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One of the Kalishnikov automatics on display in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum

 
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Mike holding a working Kalishnikov automatic rifle in the Artillery Museum

 
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Mike holding a Kalishnikov automatic rifle courtesy of the curator in the special exhibition in the Artillery Museum in St. Petersburg.

 

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