Golovkin Bastion

The central northern defensive structure of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Golovkin Bastion was named after Count Gavriil Golovkin, the first Chancellor of Russia and a long-serving companion to Peter the I who oversaw the building of the original fortifications. The stone bastion was completed in 1730, while a Cavalier (a higher interior fortification) was added 1731-1733. The complex of buildings was used predominantly as warehouses, with a few isolation cells in the northern face of the bastion.

Golovkin Bastion at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg, Russia