70140 - Light Cruiser Izumrud, 1905, 1/700
Izumrud (Russian: Изумруд "Emerald") was a protected cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy. The Izumrud and her sister ship Zhemchug ("Pearl") were based on the German-built Novik. The ship was launched in 1903 and fought in the Russo-Japanese war as part of the Second Pacific Squadron under the command of Vasili Fersen. She used her speed to escape capture at the Battle of Tsushima, however while nearing Vladivostok during the night of 28/29 May, ran aground on the Siberian coast and was abandoned. Her crew reached Vladivostok by land.
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