Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the creation of a museum-historical complex of the Armed Forces of Russia from the historical Pillau fortress. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Shoigu gave the corresponding order on March 28, 2016, visiting the Kaliningrad region with an inspection.
The Minister of Defense instructed Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, the Commander of the Defense Forces, to study the creation of a museum.
“We have a good experience in creating such complexes,” said Sergey Shoigu. “These are the objects in the Crimea, this is the Patriot park in the Moscow region, where in winter the partisan village of the Great Patriotic War was reconstructed. Every day, on weekdays, more than 500 citizens visit this village. ”
According to the Minister of Defense, the creation of a museum will be important for the patriotic education of the younger generation and the most beautiful castles.
“We have a lot of people who are not indifferent to the difficult work of preserving our rich history, and their enthusiasm here would be very useful,” said Sergey Shoigu.
Currently, one of the military units is located in the Pillau fortress, which also prepares divers.
The castle was built by architect William Bruce in 1546 and it was visited by royal persons, among whom were Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart and King of England Jacob VI of Scotland.
As befits a solid castle, it is attached to the legend in the form of a sad ghost - the grandson of the architect who built the castle, Sir Andrew Bruce. As many tourists come here, the last owners opened the castle garden, which was designed by famous architect Robert Lorimer, to the general public.