Column asserting and commemorating Russia's naval supremacy in the Baltic. 'Rostral' because it's decorated with carvings of ships' prows (rostra in Latin). One of a pair originally serving as navigational beacons.
They do love their stretch limos!
(Photo shot through a 'smoked glass'...
The vessel Olga is in the middle distance in this view of the docks in the Russian port taken on 16 September 2007
Photo of Olga here:http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/126730/title/olga/cat/510
An unknown destroyer (?) of the Russian fleet undergoing repairs in St Petersburg on 10/8/07.
She seems similiar to a Sovremmeny class ship but I can't identify her - does any member recognise her? I will post another picture which may help!