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Voronya (Crow) mountain
St. Petersburg

The hill height 175.9 m above sea level, located to the south-west of St. Petersburg. Is the highest point in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Located near Walnut Hill, which, along with the mountain Kirchhoff (mountain), form Duderhof height. Appearance Crow Mountains - the result of a glacier of the last glaciation of the Late, at the edge of which in one of his stops piled moraine material. According to some researchers, it was further moved to Happy Ice, which can be regarded as a moraine hill Magpie head. In clear weather from the top of Crow Mountain offers an overview in a radius of 30-40 km, are distinctively southern St. Petersburg. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 in the Crow Mountains was posted Battery A, equipped with guns from the cruiser "Aurora" (in memory of the naval gunners in 1974 built a memorial). In September 1941, after fierce fighting the Nazi troops occupied the Crow Mountain and turned it into a fortified stronghold. German spotters had with Crow Mountains monitor shelling of Leningrad

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