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The Admiralty

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The Admiralty: Museums, Saint-Petersburg

Type: Essential Sights

Founded in Peter I’s time as a shipyard and a fortress. The first Russian warship, the “Poltava”, was launched into the Neva here in 1712. The present Admiralty building was designed by A. Zakharov and built in 1806—1823. The golden spire of the Admiralty, crowned by a sailing boat, has become the symbol of St. Petersburg. The building is U-shaped: its side wings with their tall flagpoles stretch out towards the Neva.

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