Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

21 fortresses were built in the Gulf of Finland many years ago to prevent the Russian Empire from being reached by the enemies. Today many of the fortresses are either abandoned or deprived of their former importance. Constantine Fort is under restoration today and will be soon turned into the fortification museum.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Fort Constantine is one of the largest fortresses built in the Gulf of Finland. It is located next to the city of Kronstadt and is related to Saint-Petersburg. A car road goes through the fort to the new tunnel under the Gulf.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Today a museum is located here. Many constructions of the complex were destroyed and are at the stage of active reconstruction now. It takes time to restore the place which often goes underwater and makes people start their work from the very beginning.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The place is ideal for tourists who want to take pictures of some spot that used to be secret once.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The navigation channel didn’t see any major changes since that time. It’s impossible not to notice the port. Dozens of huge vessels pass along the fort every morning and evening.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The complex intended for flood protection is under construction.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

A warehouse is located here. These boxes contain different kinds of cargo.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

In 1808 the Englishmen started construction in the Baltic region. In response to that the Russians launched building of a wooden battery.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The battery was supplied with cannons and maintained by 250 people. It suffered less than other fortresses during the flood in 1826 and was completely restored by 1826.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

In 1850 it was decided to substitute the wooden fortress by a modern battery #4 which had to provide excellent protection from artillery fire.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

At that time the battery was renamed into Fort Constantine in honor of the king’s son who became the four-star general of the Russian fleet at the age of 4 years old.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

A plenty of new elements had been implemented since then.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Barracks for soldiers were located here.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

A former bedroom.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

This is where cannons were placed.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

No one knows the purpose of these rooms. Some people believe that missiles were stored here.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The hall embraced key weapons of the hall.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

They were ready to destroy anyone who dared to come closer.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Command center.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

‘Donate money for the fort restoration’.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

A part of an old weapon.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Soviet beds.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

The fort participated in the Great Patriotic war and was totally abandoned after its completion because it became old-fashioned.

Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg

Location:  Saint-Petersburg

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3 thoughts on “Ancient Fortification Of Saint-Petersburg”

  1. Glad to see they are rebuilding the fort. Reminds me of Fort Moultrie in Charleston SC and a little of Ft. Sumter.

    • South Carolina is the shame of the U.S.: From Dixie to the Dixiecrats to Jim Demint. I wouldn’t put a dime in that State’s coffers. But that’s me…

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