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6 Mikhaylovka Museum, Sevastopol

Mikhaylovka Museum, Sevastopol

Posted on October 14, 2011 by


The Mikhaylovka casemate artillery unit was built in the north of Sevastopol Bay. This construction has survived the Crimean War and the WWII. Recently it was turned into a museum.

The unit had been built since 1843 to 1846. Its ourdoor walls are 1.8 meters thick. After the Crimean War it was a storage and in 1920 it was used as a training unit for artillerymen. During the WWII it was used as a strong point again.

As the time went by, the unit kept going to ruin. It could have collapsed if it were not for some collectors who turned it into a museum in 2010.

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6 Responses to “Mikhaylovka Museum, Sevastopol”

  1. Mr. Fox says:

    Austrian schwarzlose machine gun used in russia?
    Interesting.

    • SMERSH says:

      I’m sure the Imperial Russian army captured thousands of them along with millions of rounds of ammunition. It’s probably still chambered in 8x50r, not the updated 8x56r.

      The English Maxim is a Vickers. Not sure if it would be aid/arms sale or if it was captured from the Poles or Fins or maybe even the British.

  2. JohnnyBGoode says:

    Let’s not forget that Sevastopol today is Ukrainian…

    • ayaa says:

      Don’t forget that the vast majority of its residents are Russian. And that it’s a Russian fleet that holds the port, and is the center of the city. Ukraine rules over the Crimea in all but name.

      • Verto says:

        Might is right ! ! ! ! ! ! !Don’t forget that the the “some” time ago entire Ukraine belongs to “Tatars” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !God knows who will own this land in “future” ! ! ! ! ! !

      • ayaa says:

        Oops. I meant to say that Ukraine rules over the Crimea in name only.

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