There are different types of museums in the world, and each one of them has a unique purpose of its own. Some are here to give us an aspect of beauty, such as applied art and fine art museums, in which you can see the art for the art only; some of them have educational purposes, such as the science museums that help you understand science and technology better; the political museums will help you in understanding the real intention behind every political movement, and the historical museums will assist you to know nations and the path they took to arrive where they’re today.
As you can see, museums are essential elements of culture. Each nation that has preserved its history and loaded its museums has managed to educate its people. However, some museums have no intention other than celebrating people or dates. These museums mostly favored because of people’s sense of curiosity; people love to learn about the personal life and career of famous people. Though biographical museums are about a person or a group of people, some biographical museums exist for things instead of people.
The Icebreaker Krassin Museum is one of those museums. Russia has loads of top museums, especially in St. Petersburg, where you can find more than a hundred different types of museums. The number of museums in St. Petersburg is so high that you need to determine which ones are more important for you to visit on your travel to Russia. There art museums, cultural and historical museums, scientific and technological museums, educational museums, and biographical museums.
We at the Star Travel Company are here to help you find the less famous Russia attractive places because there are lots of them and you cannot visit all in one short trip to St. Petersburg. We have introduced places like the State Museum of Theatre and Music and all of its branches because most tourists don’t even know they’re exist due to the high number of museums in St. Petersburg.
Although significant Russia attractive places in St. Petersburg tour, such as the Hermitage, Peterhof, and Pushkin would take most of your time on the tour to Russia in St. Petersburg, still you’ll have enough time to visit some of the less-known attractions in St. Petersburg if you want, and we have the information about them on our weblog, which we recommend all the tourists to check them out.
Among all the less-known attractions in St. Petersburg, the Icebreaker Krassin, Cruiser Aurora Ship Museum, and C-189 Submarine Museum get the least attention from tourists. We have already told you about the Cruiser Aurora and S-189 Submarine, and now we’re going to tell you about the Icebreaker Krassin, which has played a significant role in the Russian navy history.
The Icebreaker Krassin was built in 1916 by the design of Admiral Stepan O. Makarov in Britain, and it was originally called Svyatogor after one of the Russian fictional fighters, but renamed to Krassin during the Soviet time. The Icebreaker Krassin has provided many services to the Russian Navy throughout its existence, including the time it took part in the rescue mission of Umberto Nobile’s Italian polar expedition in 1928, following the crash of Italia airship in the North Pole; it had also participated in the second world war when it led Allied convoys to bring vital supplies, resources, and arms to the Soviet Union. Many convoys have failed to reach their destination during that time, and most of them severely damaged under the bombardment of the Nazi troops, but the Krassin had fortunately achieved its goal every time. After the second world war, the icebreaker joined research parties in the Arctic Ocean and also helped Russian convoys to reach their destination through the polar region.
While it was expected that the historic icebreaker Krassin has also destroyed like other icebreakers to make way for new and modern icebreakers, the Krassin have been preserved and restored to working conditions thanks to its captain and several naval history lovers. Though the ship is restored to the fully working forms and can operate even today, it has turned to a museum in 1995.
In 1992, the Icebreaker Krassin had included in the list of historical monuments of national importance and secured on Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment. The icebreaker is now a museum ship in St. Petersburg, the only icebreaker naval museum remembering the polar caravans. Since 2005, the ship museum has been operating as one of the branches of the Museum of the World Ocean, which about 40,000 people annually visit it.
The impressive thing about this icebreaker is that, despite its age, it’s still in operational and working conditions. If you have decided to visit this museum on your tour to Russia, you can learn about the fascinating history of the icebreaker, including its assistance in rescue missions, such as Italia Airship Crash in the North Pole, its story in the first and second world wars, and its participation in research expeditions; you can also see the still-working-equipment of the icebreaker since it has been fully restored to operating condition; children mostly love to visit the control room and captain cabin since they’re the most exciting sections of the ship besides the exhibitions and history of the icebreaker. Though there were some plans to sail Krasin to multiple European ports once again, currently, it’s tied up off Vasilevskiy Island, where you can visit it on your trip to St. Petersburg during your Tour to Russia program.
We at the Star Travel Group have always thought about the best places our tourists can visit in their travel to Russia, especially St. Petersburg, which has more than enough attractive places inside and in its suburban area because the most important thing to us is our travelers' satisfaction. That’s why we have gathered all the information about how to travel to Russia in our weblog besides the tour packages and visit programs. You can learn about our tips and advice about how to travel to Russia in our weblog, including the best places to visit on a tour to Moscow, top places to eat traditional Russian food in St. Petersburg, best places to shop in Moscow, and many other useful pieces of advice.