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Have you already been to Kronshtadt? This small town is located only 300 km far from Saint-Petersburg and its fame resounded since its foundation up to nowadays. Kronshtadt is familiar to everyone more than 300 years. Peter the Great founded this town – fortress - port in 1704 for the protection of Saint-Petersburg against enemies from the Baltic Sea side as during this period the Great Northern War was running. And still the attention of the whole world is gained by this not big town.

Kronshtadt's Birthday


On the 18th of May Kronshtadt traditionally celebrates its Birthday! The celebration begins by a march-parade of the Kronshtadt military school cadets from the Soviet street to Yakornaya ploshchad (Anchors square). There is a solemn ceremony of putting flowers to the monument of Peter the Great, the founder of Kronshtadt.

During the whole day citizens and guests of the town celebrate on Anchor square. The program of the event comprises concert of stage masters from Kronshtadt and St.Petersburg, different amusing competitions, games and performances of Kronshtadt children's creative groups. At the end of the celebration a festive firework is set off.