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Peter the Great Statue

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 00:19

Peter I Monument made by Zurab Tsereteli is one of the most famous monuments in Moscow. The official name of the monument is "In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Russian fleet". The monument was made in 1997 by order of the Moscow Government.

Peter the Great Monument in Moscow is one of the highest monuments in Russia. The total height of the monument is 98 meters. The monument was opened on September 5, 1997.

Monument to Peter the Great in Moscow

On the photo: view of the monument to Peter the Great from the embankment of the Museon park.

There hardly is one more monument in Russia, which would have as many enemies among the locals. The monument did not like most of the public and most of the architects. Residents of Moscow did not like its appearance, the huge size and the place in which it was installed.

July 6, 1997 the group "Revolutionary Military Council" tried to blow up the monument. Peter the Great monument in Moscow was included the list of the ugliest buildings of the world in 2008, according to the Virtual tourist website. Monument trying to give to some other city, but the transfer of the monument would have cost a fortune. Hurry to see this monument. It is not known how long it will stay in his place. (By the way, there is a park, which collects unwanted monuments in Moscow.)

Peter the Great Monument in Moscow is located at a distance of about 1.8 kilometers from Red Square to the south-west. The monument was erected on an artificial island near the Krimskaya embankment. Monument has been made of stainless steel, bronze and copper.

  • The nearest metro station: Polyanka (distance about 650 meters).
  • You can specify the location of the monument on the map of Moscow.

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