Peter The Great Monument, Arkhangelsk

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  • Well how not to visit the place, even on the banknote in 500 rubles. The monument was erected in 1914 year, Peter three times visited the Arkhangelsk in 1693, 1694 and 1702. The monument was cast in Paris, and the pedestal made the monks of Nikolsky monastery solovetsky monastery. In 1920 the monument was dropped with pedestal and lay on the shore until the year 1933, then hit the fonts Museum. Rebuilt in the year 1948.
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  • The monument was erected in a small park on the banks of the Northern Dvina River in the year 1914. It's pretty well known for other places of installation (Moscow, St. Petersburg and TD) monument by sculptor Antokolskogo. The Russians he was familiar with his image on the 500-ruble banknote. The most popular chip in this place-to be photographed next to the monument, holding a 500 rubles!
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  • Monument to Peter the great-my favorite. It's hard to even say why it historically. Can matter, that in my childhood except it in Arkhangelsk were only monuments of even one person, Lomonosov and the two Chiefs-of Lenin and Stalin, but these were some idols, devoid of all human and even some let optional, but necessary details, symbols, rather than monuments. The same monument to Lomonosov in childhood is not perceived, due complicated symbolism. Anyway, he gave the impression of a stranger. Another thing the bronze Emperor. You can look at a lot of times and all the time primechaesh something new. That's really where it all came together: the power of nature, the skill of the sculptor and architect, the accuracy of details and the expressive silhouette. Even the place where it is installed, it seems, nature itself is intended for him. The monument represents one of the clones sculpture M.m. Antokolskogo. Looks like before the arrival of the Bolsheviks, the role of the monument to the leader of the Bronze acted as emperor. The original was created for the Peterhof Park and took the podium in the year 1884. His enlarged copy on the initiative of a. p. Chekhov, cast for installation in Karachi and stood on watch in 1903-m. Yet this monument marked Shlisselburg, 1903 (1957). Saint Petersburg awarded up two in 1909 (2003). near the Cathedral, Sampsonievskogo and in 1910 at Kirochnoj Street in the square in front of the regimental Hospital of the Preobrazhensky Regiment. And finally, Arkhangelsk, 1914 year. The most famous to date a copy of the sculpture was purchased for the occasion. Arkhangelsk Governor Ivan VASILEVICH Sosnowski in May 1909 year wrote urban head Jacob Lejcingeru: "now appears to be a rare occasion to purchase for the city of Arkhangelsk for relatively insignificant price superior bronze statue Emperor Peter I, a life-size model of the famous (now deceased) sculptor Antoko ...
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