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Icebreaker Krasin

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Address: Leytenanta Shmidta emb., 23, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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11:00 - 18:00
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Now a floating museum, this historic ship helped rescue the Italian polar...

Now a floating museum, this historic ship helped rescue the Italian polar expedition led by Umberto Nobile, led Allied arms and supply convoys in World War II and later conducted polar research expeditions.

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A vessel with much to tell!

If you have an interest for either ships, sea expeditions, polar missions, WWII or Soviet history, then you'll find something for you on the Krasin! The ship is permanently... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Carlo R
Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest for either ships, sea expeditions, polar missions, WWII or Soviet history, then you'll find something for you on the Krasin! The ship is permanently moored on the northern side of the river, and can be reached with a pretty long walk along the bank, the closest subway stop being about 1 mile away. Nonetheless the... More 

Thank Carlo R
Sobotka, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Officially it is museum of world oceans. In fact it is interesting visit of an old ship with a complex history going through entire 20th century. I can suggest this visit to touch history of Soviet fleet. But literally only, the staff is grumpy, I cannot suggest this visit for family with lively children. The funny fact is that the... More 

Thank Pepa-Blazej
Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I highly recommend this museum for all the people who are interested in seafiaring. The ship has a long history. It was build more than 100 years ago and was called "Svyatogor". (Such an old Russian name, meaning "Holy mountains"). And she had the lower upper cabins. Than she was captured by GB and the ambassador in London negotiated it... More 

Thank Dmitry M
England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Looks great from the outside and very interesting to visit; however, they didn't accept card payments so we couldn't actually go on one of the tours. Very disappointed that it didn't warn us of this on their website as it is a long walk from the centre of St. Petersburg and there are no banks in the vicinity.

Thank Rachael S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

The main attraction of this boat is the history which is rather surprising for those who don't know about it. Of course, for younger visitors it may not be as interesting to listen/read about the boat's past, but there are still plenty of little doors for children to explore and big bells and anchors for them to admire. Whilst walking... More 

Thank matthewlyons
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Tied up in the Neva river is the 100 year old ship called Krasin, which is an old Ice breaker vessel. A tour through the ship will enlighten you on its purpose, especially in the artic circle. Last year the ship had a renovation in the dock of Kronstadt Russia. Well worth the walk from Nevskiy Propect to view this... More 

1 Thank Barry C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. This ship has a unique history that is truly inspiring. It was built in Newcastle, England and served in the North Atlantic convoys during WWII. I think you can only visit in tours. We just arrived and joined one at 5 pm, and it lasted about an hour. It was in Russian. I... More 

1 Thank RosaBonheur
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Visiting the ice breaker, was an absolute privilege and most certainly a once in a life time opportunity, I would recommend this sight to any-one who has a keen interest in WW2.

1 Thank Michy312595
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This nearly 100 year old ice breaker is worth a visit, to take a look at the ship that was used by the Soviets in so many political shows of dramatic Arctic rescues, and during WW2. Amazing technology for its age, and a trip down cold war memory lane with a Soviet-style museum that has been unaffected by modern times.... More 

2 Thank hi_stick
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Stop during the night city tour - listened to the icebreker's story, took some pictures, and enjoyed the great view

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