Students tour visiting Russian Cruiser

posted Jun 28, 2010, 10:25 AM by   [ updated Jun 29, 2010, 10:44 AM by ]

This past week, hundreds of San Franciscans toured the visiting Russian Missile Cruiser Varyag. The Varyag is the first Russian Naval ship to make a goodwill visit to San Francisco in 147 years. The visit was made in part to commemorate a little remembered piece of Russian-American history. During the American Civil War, Tsar Alexander II sent a fleet to San Francisco and New York to show support for the union.

During her tour of the ship, St. John's student Sasha Zharchuk was interviewed by KGO-TV. You can watch Sasha's interview in streaming video format from the ABC news website by clicking here.