Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Nizhny Novgorod

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Admire Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, commemorating Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and the merchant Kuzma Minin for leading an army of Russian volunteers to defend Moscow against Polish invasion during the Time of Troubles in 1612. The bronze statue, erected in 1818, was designed by architect Ivan Martos, and is widely recognized as the nation's first monumental sculpture. Walk around the base to see detailed depictions of the defense. The bottom portion depicts townspeople bringing their sons to be armed as part of the volunteer army, referring to the fact that Minin forced the city to provide funds and men for the army by holding the women of the town hostage. Another part of the base shows Polish soldiers fleeing from the city center, pursued by Russian troops. After the 1917 revolution, the Communist authorities declared that the monument, positioned in the center of Red Square, was interfering with Stalin's plans for mass military parades, and moved it to its current location. To visit Monument to Minin and Pozharsky on your holiday in Nizhny Novgorod, and find out what else Nizhny Novgorod has to offer, use our Nizhny Novgorod itinerary maker.
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One of Russia's most scenic cities and a must-stop on any cruise down the Volga, Nizhny Novgorod has huge tourist potential and a good selection of places to stay. You'll find many of the city's hotels close to the banks of the Volga and Oka, the two rivers flowing through its center. In addition to the hotels, Nizhny Novgorod boasts numerous hostels and apartments. While most accommodations are concentrated around the center of the city, you can also stay further away and use the city's subway and above-ground transportation network to easily reach all the sights.
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  • This is a miniature copy of the bronze statue of Minin and Pozharsky displayed in Moscow on Red Square.  more »
  • Kozma Minin (the statue made in peasant clothes) is said to be from Nizhny originally, most probably born in Balakhna, a small town across the river and considered the national hero, recognized as suc...  more »
  • An iconic monument very relevant to the history of city, commemorating Minin and Pozharsky before their campaign to free Russia from Poles. It's a smaller version of the monument that can be found bef...  more »
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  • The second and the last monument to Minin and Pozharsky. One in Moscow and the second from us. This is our history. From our city began the liberation of Russia and mother of the Russian capital Moscow. Yes, and just beautiful.
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  • A copy of the monument, installed in Moscow. Square and the facades of the houses otrestavrirovny. Remove the remaining tram tracks.
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  • The unique monument of architecture. Below his Moscow "fellow" at 5 cm.
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  • A small copy of the monument in Moscow. First Novgorod gave monument Moscow and Muscovites made reverse present afterwards. Place selected superb!
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  • Very nice view on the background of the Kremlin, and approach to the monument, there is parking!
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