Sevastopol Military

Historic parkway with numerous monuments to the heroes of the first defense, fortifications and guns popular, especially thanks to the artistic panorama, created in 1905 in Munich by Franz Roubaud and students of the Bavarian Academy of the Arts. A huge painting depicts a reflection of Russian general assault on the Anglo-French troops June 6, 1856. Getting out of the blocks Gagarin district to the highway at Balaklava, you can still go to one legendary place of battles – Sapun mountain. Diorama "Sapun Mountain Assault May 7, 1944 ' (54-45-93) returns us to the glorious moments of liberation of the Crimea. In front of the diorama set field and antiaircraft guns, armored vehicles, mortars Guards 'Katyusha' weaponry sailors, and put up the trophy fascist military equipment. Celebrities. First of all, the heroes of the Russian Navy – Admiral MP Lazarev, VA Kornilov, PS Nakhimov VI Istomin, they were, by the way, and discoverers of new lands in distant seas. In Sevastopol fame came to the surgeon, PI Pirogov, started literary fame of Leo Tolstoy. But if we turn to ancient times, the city of Hersonissos was the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy. Among them were the well-known educators Cyril and Methodius, translated here for the first time in Church-Slavic language, many sacred books and theological works. Holy Apostolic Prince Vladimir of Kiev was baptized here. In the history of the Orthodox, and Catholic Church entered exile and martyrdom of the first bishop of Rome – Clement I. Grandiose and pompous event was the arrival here in 1787, Empress Catherine II. During the Crimean War gave the world two new profession: the military photojournalist – one of them an Englishman Roger Fenton, the founder of the Royal Photographic Society, and military field nurse – Florence Nightingale (Florence Nightingale) first prepared a 38 'will give a high soul 'and established the wounded to the battlefield, and soon the Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna Romanov has trained 165 Russian nurses.