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Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750
Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750

Facts in brief:

Long an important fortification used as naval base to protect St. Petersburg city; site of mutinies 1875-1885 & of Kronsstadt Rebellion 1921, where sailors mutinied against Bolsheviks; though rebellion failed, it led to New Economic Policy of 1921.

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