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Gosudaryev Bastion

Facing the Neva River at the eastern end of the Peter and Paul Fortress, this key defensive structure was initially overseen by Peter the Great himself (hence the name, which translates roughly as "the master's bastion"). The stone structure was built 1717-1732 and encased in granite in the 1780s. In the 18th century, the interior of the bastion was used to house Peter's dinghy - the "Grandfather of the Russian Navy". Visitors can see inside the bastion, and walk across the roof as part of the Nevsky Panorama.

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