The geography of promising Russian sites is expanding, largely with the support of the Roscongress Foundation.
Joseph Brodsky once wrote that the best view of St. Petersburg was from the seat of a bomber plane, referring to the distinct geometry of the citys avenues and canals. However, it is only from street level that you can gain a true appreciation of the citys architectural details, which have looked on impassively as successive generations of locals and visitors have walked by.
The City of Military Glory and UNESCO World Heritage Site Kronstadt will become northwestern Russias calling card. Vladimir Putin has ordered the development of a tourism and recreational cluster in The Cradle of the Russian Fleet. This is expected to increase the number of guests to the city to five million per year and create hundreds of new jobs. The project will be presented at SPIEF 2019 and will get underway this summer.
During World War I, the ship cruised along the Gulf of Bothnia, protecting the minesweeper fleet, studying channels, and providing gunfire support to land forces. The last gun taken off of the Aurora fired at the enemy off of the Baltiyets armoured train. The grounded ship continued to fight on land, sea, and by air.
Winemaking within the territory of what is now France appeared at the turn of the 6th century BC; the first vineyards were set up near modern-day Marseille. In Russia, the first vineyards appeared at roughly the same time, on the Eastern coast of the Kerch Strait. This coincidence shouldnt be surprising: vines were brought there by Greek settlers who were actively colonising the North of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea coast and introducing their lifestyle to the newly built cities.