This is the Aurora Ship, which was used to counter attack the Bolsheviks in Saint Petersburg as they attacked the parliament while it was in session at the Winter Palace. This revolution was in October 1917.
Caroline Botwin and her husband Mike are retired educators who have
always had a yen for travelling: he with a PH.D and teaching Architectural
Engineering plus California wine education, and she having taught high
school English, speech and drama.
Both wanted to learn first hand about other cultures.
While Mike predominately studied buildings and structures and met with
winemakers, Caroline hunted for ancient sites and peoples. And kept journals of all their travels.