Our glorious breath taking Sevastopol, without question has the most colourful history of any city in the former Soviet Union, when translated it means, "The City Worthy of Worship". Often it is fondly called, "The City of Sea Glory", which makes reference to its prominent strategic military location, and the many wars it endured. It is located on the south-western part of the Crimean Peninsula, in the Black Sea.
The present day city of Sevastopol was founded in 1783, when Crimea was adjoined to Russia, providing a fortress and a seaport to defend invasions from the Black Sea. With love and pride, Soviet people reminisce about, "The Glorious Russian City", and/or "The Heroic Homeland of Undefendable Revolutions".
Catherine the Great, not only recognized the beauty of Sevastopol, but also realized its strategic military importance, as it had the only defensible harbour in Crimea. She commanded General Suvorov to fortify the bay in order to provide a home for her legendary, “Black Sea Fleet”. During Sevastopol’s short modern day existence, it has been rebuilt twice from the ground. The populace has comprised of militia, industrial, support, educational, and tourist services workers
In 422 B.C., the Greeks began living in a bay that is now called Karantinnaya, and established Chersonesus, which existed for 2000 years. From the 5th century B.C. to the 15th century A.D., Chersonesus played a very important part in the determining the destiny of the Crimean Peninsula.
In 989, A.D Duke Vladimir of Kiev Rus chose Chersonesus City for his baptism location. and as a consequence, Christianity was introduced into what is now known as the countries of Ukraine and Russia.
Under years of Soviet supremacy, the archaeological reserve of Chersonesus has become one of the largest scientific research centres in existence, and a base, where scientists and archaeologists from all corners of the world come to and carry out research work. This popular museum is annually visited by tens of thousands of tourists.
There are more than a thousand monuments, in and surrounding Sevastopol dedicated to outstanding historical events and distinguished people. There are monuments of scuttled ships, a Common Cemetery, the Graphskaya Pier, a monument of Lenin, a monument of Kazarsky, and many others that are noteworthy of the significant importance of Crimean Peninsula, the wars, its people, its history, and the awesome beauty of the environment that Crimea and our city of Sevastopol has been blessed with.