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St Petersburg: From the Russian Revolution to Putin Tour

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ToursSightseeing ToursCulture & HistoryHistory & HeritageCold War

Explore the history of Russia in the turbulent 20th century and learn how the country was transformed several times. Discover the traces of Russian revolution and the effect it had on the course of Russian history and the entire world on this tour.

Highlights

  • Visit the Palace Square where the October Revolution of 1917 took place
  • See the cruiser Aurora and find out how it became a symbol of the Russian Revolution
  • Step inside Vladimir Lenin's old office
  • Learn what it was like to live under the Communist Government
  • Hear what modern Russians think about V. Putin, V. Lenin, J. Stalin and other leaders

Description

After pickup from your hotel or cruise ship by your private guide, learn the story of the October Revolution. Find out why Tsar Nicholas II renounced his throne and see the Winter Palace that was occupied by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Continue on to the cruiser Aurora and discover how the ship became fundamental to the success of the Revolution. Then, proceed to the Museum of Russian Political History in the former headquarters of Vladimir Lenin and his comrades. Visit his former office and see the famous balcony from which numerous history-changing speeches were made. Learn from your guide the foundations of the Soviet State while exploring the Museum. You will hear Stalin's voice in an old phone, handle rifles from World War II, and go inside a typical Soviet style apartment from the 1960's with fully reconstructed interiors. Finally, understand the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as the contemporary history of the Russian Federation. Your guide will answer any of your questions and after the tour you will have a much better understanding of the origins of the Russian Revolution, the foundations of the USSR, and how Russia's turbulent history influences its present.

Includes

All Entrance Fees and Tickets (including to the Museum of Russian Political History) Hotel or Cruise Terminal Pickup Private Tour
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