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MUSEUM OF ARTILLERY
ENGINEERS AND SIGNAL TROOPS
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

PHOTOGRAPHS

These descriptions are temporary. Micha Jelisavcic is translating the text from many of the descriptive notes located by the displays as well as information from the museum's publications. These will be added as they become available. Anyone wanting to order prints should specify the negative number, or, if wanting digital version on disk, the disk number. These may be obtained by sending email to Xenophon

Negative

Disk

Description

I-0

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Kutuzov room, display cases 2 uniforms

I-1

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Kutuzov room, pistols, carbine, sword

I-2

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Kutuzov room, sword, trumpet, pistols

I-3

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Kutuzov room, officer uniform

I-4

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Kutuzov room, 2 officer uniforms, sword

I-5

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Kutuzov room, furniture from house in Silesia

I-6

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Kutuzov room, painting, wall of photos

I-7

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Kutuzov room, MSU Konyev's uniform, sword

I-8

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Kutuzov room, wall pictures of officers

I-9

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View of section of Hall 1 the exposition of "Russian artillery in the Napoleonic Wars" -Cannon in main hall small arms cabinets

I-10

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Close up of small arms case - Russian firearms of the 1810 period

I-11

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Russian uniforms of the early 19th century - Two uniforms, cavalry

I-12

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Painting "Engagement at Borodino" Copy of painting by P. Hesse, made by A. Shvabe.

I-13

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Diorama of Borodino, flats on table

I-14

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Wall display paintings and documents in Hall #1 relating to Russian wars of the second quarter of the 19th century.

I-15

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"Secret" howitzer, model 1753, system created by General-Fieldtseikhmeister, Count P. I. Shuvalov, Chief of Artillery, bronze barrel, caliber 95x207 mm, length of barrel 162 cm, weight 491 kg, produced in Moscow - # 203 also

I-16

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Russian armor of 14th-15th centuries, Medieval helmet, kolchuga, shield

I-17

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View of part of the diorama of the siege of Kazan by Ivan IV in 1552.

I-18

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Diorama siege of Kazan

I-19

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Diorama siege of Kazan

I-20

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Tufyak 14th century gun barrel - first Russian gun in case with red background -see #187 also - and 14th-15th century fortress wall guns.

I-21

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View of part of Artillery hall #1, Russian artillery of second quarter of 19th century, model in case

I-22

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Large 19th century cannon

I-23

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Turkish cannon captured by Russian forces in Bashkadiklarski engagement in November 1853

I-24

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Part of hall #1 - Display case with swords of Russian army of second quarter of 19th century.

I-25

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1 Pud siege licorne of model 1838 mounted on display carriage

I-21a

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Howitzer in front of museum

I-22a

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Field artillery outside museum

I-23a

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Early large bronze mortar

I-24a

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Anti-air rockets

I-25a

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SP howitzer, another view at #149

II-1

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Regimental flag, white and red and green

II-2

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Regimental flag, blue and gold

II-3

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View of room, walls pictures etc

II-4

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Regimental flag, white, blue and gold

II-5

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Kutuzov room furniture

II-6

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Model of memorial oblesk to Kutuzov

II-7

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Model of statue of Kutuzov

II-8

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Model of Statue of Suvorov at the engagement at Kinburn - Sculptor is B Edwards - behind is painting "Suvorov miracle-bagatir" by V. Ponamaryev.

II-9

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Overall view of Artillery hall #1 - Russian artillery in second half of 18th century.

II-10

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Triumphal chariot wrought iron cast shell with ornate carving trim, made in Dec 1760 by order of Emperor's Arsenal by General Field marshall Count, P. I. Shuvalov with flag of the 1st Artillery regiment (1745) in honor of artillery that took part in capture of Berlin - 1756 - see #186 also

II-11

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Infantry officers' spontoons end of 18th century in case

II-12

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Painting showing the Life Guard Horse Regiment cavalry action at Friedland - artist V. V. Mazurovski - Artillery Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

II-13

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Kutuzov, excellent portrait by R. Volkov.

II-14

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Overall view of part of artillery hall exhibition "Rusian artillery in wars against Napoleon"

II-15

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Portrait of General-fieldmarshal M. B. Barclay de Tolly by S. Ratnitski, done in 1961

II-16

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"Engagement at Borodino" copy of a painting by P. Hesse copied by A. Shvabe.

II-17

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View of part of the exposition "Russian artillery in war with Napoleon" Three 18th century cannon

II-18

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1-pud "Licorne" model 1805.

II-19

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2-pud mortar model 1805

II-20

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Regimental standard, Georgievski model, 1806 , pale green and white

II-21

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Regimental standard, Geeorgievski model, 1806, gold and white

II-22

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Regimental standard, Georgyevski model, 1806, green, white and gold

II-23

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Three trophy French cannon barrels, captured by Russian forces from the Turks in the war of 1828-29.

II-24

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Field Licorne model 1838

II-25

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12-funt light field cannon model 1850.

III-1

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Large cannon "Svitok" made in 1591 by Master S. Dubinin.

III-2

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Painting, Life Guard Horse Regiment at Borodino battle, painted by F. Rubo and K. Bekker

III-3

Cold weapons of Russian army at end of 18th century - Wall display swords and curiass

III-4

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View of part of Hall #1, Exposition of Russian artillery in second half of 18th century - cannon barrels

III-5

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Shuvalov secret howitzer - side view

III-6

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Shuvalov howitzer model 1753- front view - The howitzer was created by order of General-fieldtseikhmeister, Count P. I Shuvalov, chief of artillery.

III-7

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76mm, 44 barrel, 23 cm long mortar battery system, A. K. Nartov built in St Petersburg in 1754, on horizontal wheel - see # 196 also

III-8

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Painting "Attack of Swedes against the Yaroslavski Dragoons in 1702 - artist M. Grekov, 1914 - in the Artillery museum, St Petersburg,

III-9

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View of part of the exhibit "Russian arrtillery in first quarter of 18th century - cannon barrels, mortar

III-10

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6-funt bronze mortar model 1707 - on tripod

III-11

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Partial view of exposition "Russian artillery in 17th century" Bronze cast cannon barrels

III-12

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Beautiful cast cannon, Russian field howitzer, early 18th century

III-13

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Partial view of exhibit "Russian artillery in first quarter of 18th century" Next cannon, design work shows

III-14

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3-funt parade cannon model 1709, a Gift to Peter I from the Tula arms factory arsenal in honor of the victory at Poltava. Lovely design cast iron and bronze of the breach end.

III-15

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Small caliber long barrel cannon for parades, 17th century.

III-16

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View of part of diorama of siege of Kazan by Ivan IV in 1552 - not good photo

III-17

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Siege close up, flash out of focus

III-18

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View of part of diorama of Kulikovo Battle 8 Sept. 1380 - out of focus

III-19

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Battle diorama out of focus

III-20

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Old iron cannon barrels (pishchali) from Ustiug, end 15th century - early 16th century.

III-21

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Pishchal barrels - early fortress guns (to be mounted and fired from walls) from 16th century

III-22

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Regimental standard, Georgevski model, 1826, green and white with monogram of Emperor Nicholas I.

III-23

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Halberds and berdish 17th century.

III-24

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Wall display photos and plaque- "Russian artillery in 17th century" - In center of top row on red background is "Alam" A lion - It is the corporate emblem of the Russian medieval artillerymen (pushkarei).

III-25

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Portrait of General Fieldtseikhmeister Jacob Bruce, commander of Peter's artillery - by I. Kolesov in 1941

IV-1

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Armor car Lenin spoke from at Finland Station

IV-2

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Model of entrenchment and log fort

IV-3

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Painting river crossing exercise 1930's PAK N2P 1938

IV-4

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Model of armored steel fort emplacement

IV-5

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Overall view enginner tools

IV-6

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Diagram, defense positions around Sevastopol during World War II

IV-7

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Diagram, siege of Leningrad during World War II

IV-8

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Wall display, engineer officers in WWII

IV-9

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Painting, Russians crossing Amu Dari 1873

IV-10

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Painting -Russians in Central Asia in 19th century

IV-11

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Engineer tools and mobile power plant

IV-12

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Model of pill box forts

IV-13

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Model of engineer dozer and bridge truck

IV-14

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Model medieval great gate at Vladimir

IV-15

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Model stockade log wall and tower gate at Nikolo Karelski monastery

IV-16

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Model Peter and Paul fortress

IV-17

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Display table Poltava battle using Zinnfiguren (flat military figures)

IV-18

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Display table Poltava battle, another view.

IV-19

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Model Brest fortress

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Model of Brest Fortress with statue of Todleben in background

 

IV-20

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Model Shipka pass during Russo Turkish War

IV-21

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Painting river crossing

IV-22

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Portrait of Russian engineer officer

V-1

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Display of Russian parade berdish from 17th century

V-2

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Painting of Evpatii Kolovrat by P. Litviiskii in 1955. Evpatii Kolovrat was a Ryazan boyarin who with a small detachment of Russian warriors bravely fought against the numerous Mongol-Tatar army of Khan Batu in 1236 after the destruction of the army of the Ryazan principality.

V-3

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Painting of St Vladimir -photo was spoiled by flash, needs replacement

V-5

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Display, cavalry curaiss model 1844

V-6

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Color graveur of hussar of period of Emperor Nicholas I.

V-7

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Large painting Borodino, cavalry vs artillery

V-8

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Painting, depicting first recorded use of firearms during the defense of Moscow against Tatars

V-9

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Museum courtyard, signal equipment

V-10

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Museum courtyard, large radar and anti-air missiles

V-11

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Large anti-air artillery piece

V-12

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Anti-air rockets SAM

V-13

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Surface to surface missiles

V-14

Surface to surface missile

V-15

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Various rockets and SP units

V-16

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Multiple rocket launchers

V-17

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GSU 23-4 SP anti-air guns

V-18

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Large antenna radar? Part of missile

V-19

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Various SAM missiles

VI-2

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Scene, painting of foundry and bronze cannon in forground

VI-3

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Another view of the armored car used by Lenin at the Finland Station

VI-4

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Wall map and display engineer room

VI-5

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Glass case engineer display

VI-6

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Dog carrying explosives WWII

VI-7

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Cases of engineer items

VI-8

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Engineer hall, overall view

VI-9

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Engineer hall, large table diorama of Brest Fortress, Statue of Todleben in front

VI-11

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Model Plevna during Russo-Turkish War

VI-12

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Model of strong point entrenchments

VI-13

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Model of medieval fortress

VI-14

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Painting of battle of Kulikovo - 1380

VI-15

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View of small arms cases in closed storage vault

VI-16

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View of cold weapons cases in closed storage

VI-17

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View of rifle cases in closed area

VI-18

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View of early muskets in closed storage

VI-19

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View of early muskets

VI-20

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View of machine guns

VI-21

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Full suit of armor

VI-22

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Machine guns - including Lowell Battery Gun made by Ames Manufacturing, Chicopee Mass. Only one in world.

VII-11

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Outside museum Micha and 18th century cannon

VII-12

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Long barrel cannon

VII-13

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Another long cannon

VII-14

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Large caliber Mortars

VII-15

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Memorial notice over entrance gate

VII-16

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Field pieces and BTR outside on street in front of the Artillery Museum

VII-17

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Tracked howitzer

VII-18

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Surface to surface missiles

VII-19

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Self propelled artillery pieces

VII-20

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Towed field artillery

VII-21

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Tracked artillery and engineer equipment

VII-22

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Large tired howitzer in courtyard at Artillery Museum

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144 - not on web site

SP howitzer

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Large cannon in courtyard

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147 - not on web site

SP gun

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SP Howitzer

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SP howitzer - another view at #31

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Courtyard - SAM and artillery pieces

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Long barrel modern self propelled cannon

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Row 18th century cannon barrels

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Another view of cannon barrels

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Bronze cannon barrels

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Detail of inscription on bronze cannon barrel

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Two large cannon barrels mounted on the special cast iron carriages ordered by Tsar Nicholas I.

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Row of cannon

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Micha and row of cannon

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Howitzer

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Row of howitzers

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SP Assault Gun

 

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SP Assault Gun

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Engineer dozer

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Engineer dozer

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Barrel 68 privekkovoi (216 mm) siege cannon. Ikrog barrel of bronze, length 516 cm, weight 7434.6 kg. Created in 1577 by master Andrei Chokovich, Show carriage made in 1850-51 by Gemilian to order of Nicholas I - see also similar carriage for cannon outside museum and in Moscow Kremlin. See photos below

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Outside the artillery museum, long barrel cannon

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Courtyard, guide, and large gun

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Radar and several signal vans

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Field Artillery

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Large cannon

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Artillery pieces in courtyard

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Experimental weapons shooting disk projectiles, left to right a. Mayevskii cannon barrel, b. Plestosov and Myasoyedov cannon barrel, c. Andrianovo cannon barrel

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30 pud, 543 mm siege mortar, barrel of bronze, length 131 cm. weight 1913 kg, made in 1605 by Pronei Fedorov under direction of master Andrey Gokhov. In 1703 Peter I ordered the Moscow arsenal to protect this weapon as a historical item. By this ukase Peter began the artillery museum collection.

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Triumphal parade vehicle built in 1760 at the Emperor's arsenal on order of Count Shuvalov in honor of for artillery participation in capture of Berlin in 1756 - see # 41

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Early Pishchali, 1a. heavy swivel mounted fortress gun with flint lock. Dated to end of 14th or beginning of 15th century, diameter of barrel 70mm, length 179 cm, weight 232 kg. b. heavy swivel mounted fortress gun, with flint lock dted to first half of 15th century, diameter of barrel tube 43 mm, length of gun 112 cm, weight 34 kg. - see # 76

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Oriental style helmet, shield

189 - not on web site

Same as 188

190 - not on web site

Diorama Kazan - overexposed

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Kutuzov's field desk in special exhibition display

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Kutuzov's field bed as shown in special exhibition display

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Kutuzov portrait - Hermitage

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Maximilian style full armor

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Shelf of helmets in closed storage

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3 funt (78 mm) 44 barrel mortar battery system, A. K. Nartov. It was built in 1754 at the St Petersburg arsenal. It consists of bronze mortar barrels of 76 mm caliber and length 23 cm. The barrels are arranged around a horizontal wheel so they can fire in sequence. - see # 63.

197 - not on web site

Portrait Napoleon overexposed

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105 barrel rapidfire battery gun of iron, caliber18mm, length 32 cm. barrels laid out in 7 rows and prepared to fire to defend kremlin or individual castles. Created at end of 17th century.

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Pishchal - fortress guns - top to bottom. a. middle 16th century fired from swivel, bronze barrel, caliber 23 mm, barrel length 109 cm. weight 20 kg. b. last quarter of 16th century gun with wrought iron barrel, length 153 cm, weight 13 kg, flint lock trigger mechanism. c. middle 16th century wrought iron barrel, caliber 30 mm, barrel length 133 cm, gun length 178 cm, weight 31 kg.

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Rectangular barrel cannon

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Cossack shield and weapons at Zaporozhie museum

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Siege gun howitzer, bronze cast with square barrel caliber 182 x 188 cm, length 75 cm. weight 174 kg, cast in 16th century in a city weapons arsenal for fortress artillery.

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Yushman - type of medieval armor

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Display case with uniforms in Kutuzov exhibit

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Inside entrance hall - on right is the 122 mm artillery piece of type year 1937 NO 951 which on April 20, 1945 fired the first round on Berlin.

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19th century large cannon

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ATgun - too dark

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Katusha - World War II rocket launcher

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19th century cannon

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18th century artillery - 3 funt, (76mm ), parade pushka. barrel of steel with hand grips on upper surface in form of ornamentation, barrel length 198 cm, weight 381.6 kg. Weapon produced in 1709 at Tula Arsenal by masters in honor of victory at Poltava.

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4 funt, field cannon, 87 mm. Type year 1861, range 3400 meters, rate of fire 1 per minute, muzzle velocity 305 meters per second. It was designed by N. V. Mayevskii.

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Artillery in courtyard in 1993

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Artillery outside museum in 1993

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SP guns in 1993

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Museum courtyard in 1993

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Shuvlov howitzer in 1993

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Outside museum in 1993

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View of museum from bridge into Peter and Paul Fortress - 1993

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Corner of museum - arsenal building - entrance is behind gate

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Close up of several machine guns

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Closeup of several rifles

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18th century cannon

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Large tractor in Artillery museum courtyard

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Katusha rocket truck in kremlin in Nizhni Novgorod

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Field guns in kremlin in Nizhni Novgorod

   

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Tsar cannon at Kremlin

 
   

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Tsar Cannon in Kremlin, another view

 

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Cannon on display mount ordered by Nicholas I, in Kremlin

 
   

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Row of cannon in Kremlin

 
   

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Row of cannon in Kremlin

 
   

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Cannon in Kremlin

 
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The earliest example of a firearm in the museum - 15th century - "tufiya"

 
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Medieval helmet and mail kolchuga found in archeilogical site.

 
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Diorama using Zinnfiguren depicting the Russian battle of Kulikovo. Mamai's tent is at center background.

 
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Small statue of Kyivan prince Svyatopolk I.

 
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Katusha type multiple rocket launcher rack on truck.

 
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Katusha type multiple rocket launcher rack on truck. - view from other side.

 
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Modern Grad multiple rocket launcher vehicle with mounted rockets next to earlier Katusha rocket launcher.

 
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Modern Grad multiple rocket launcher vehicle with mounted rockets.

 
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Rocket engine displayed to show its workings.

 
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Large, warhead of medium range rocket.

 
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Multiple aitiaircraft guns mounted on light 'jeep ' type vehicle.

 
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Mobile medium range rocket mounted on tracked launcher, erector vehicle.

 
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Mobile medium range rocket mounted on tracked launcher, erector vehicle.

 
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Another Mobile medium range rocket mounted on tracked launcher, erector vehicle.

 
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Map showing the German and Russian lines at the siege of Moscow during World War II.

 
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Painting of a winter scene during World War II

 
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One of the engineer halls - displaying models of varaious poonton and other engineer river craft.

 
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Exhibit showing a map; of the Manchurian Operation and photos of various individuals who participated.

 
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Exhibits in one of the engineer halls.

 
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One of the artillery halls - with a towed anti-aircraft gun - an anti-aircraft machinegun and several anti-tank guns.

 
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An artillery hall - large anti-tanik gun with ammunition displayed.

 
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Painting depicting a winter scene during World War II.

 
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Artillery hall with small anti-tank gun and other artillery pieces.

 
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Small arms and cold weapons hall with displays of sabers and swords and of pikes and lances.

 
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Display of wheel lock and flintlock pistols and muskets.

 
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Formal kaftan for wear at court.

 
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Painting depicting infantry in combat against cavalry - Napoleonic era.

 
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Russian regimental standard from 1812 campaign.

 
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Display case containing bust of Napoleon and various weapons and uniforms.

 
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Display of various furniture belonging to Marshal Kutusov during the 1812 campaign - part of large special exhibition in honor of Kutusov.

 
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Another view of the display of various furniture belonging to Marshal Kutusov during the 1812 campaign - part of large special exhibition in honor of Kutusov.

 
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Painting depicting Russian saliors manning cannon during the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean War.

 
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Painting depicting Russian cavalry in action in 1812 campaign.

 
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The special triumphal carriage built as memorial for Russian artillery capture of Berlin in Seven Years' War.

 
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Statue of Suvorov who was Kutusov's commander at assault on Ismail - it is in the Kutusov gallery.

 
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Portrait of General Barclay de Tolly, Russian minister of war and commander of the First West Army during the1812 campaign.

 
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Painting depicting the mortal wounding of General Prince Bragation during Borodino battle.

 
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Diorama depicting the final French assault (by cavalry) on the Great (Rayevski) redoubt during Borodino battle. Note the Borodini church in background.

 
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Painting depicting Russian army during 1812 campaign.

 
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Russian kolchuga, shelm, shchit, - medieval body armor.

 
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Painting depicting winter scene during medieval battle.

 
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An early, heavy cross bow for throwing stones.

 

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