Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Nizhny Novgorod

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. Monument to Minin and Pozharsky is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Nizhny Novgorod Edition.
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  • Be sure to see compared to Moscow, find the differences ... It is very nice that it's not a creature Ceretelli
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  • The monument, in my opinion, stands in a very successful place, beneath the Kremlin, at the crossroads. Perfectly visible on all sides and is a notable emphasis of this historic part of the city. Dedicated to true heroes of his time, which, without any exaggeration, have contributed to the preservation of Russian statehood, filling huge masses of contemporaries patriotism and determination to expel the invaders with Russian land.
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  • Yes, not today, and already enough time has passed since the day the Nizhnyi Novgorod returned the monument to Minin and Pozharsky. But, it is nice to see in his native city for me beautiful and historically significant art object! I hope that the residents of our city, and youth, and the elderly next experience pride in his famous countrymen!
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  • Nice monument of national heroes. Similar to the one mounted on the Red Square in Moscow, because originally the monument was in Nizhny Novgorod and then was delivered to Moscow.
  • It suits its place.
  • plenty to see and many cafes
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  • The monument is a small copy installed on the red square in Moscow. Now this place is called area of national unity. Excellent views of the Cathedral and the Kremlin. But the thing spoil tram wires. Here you will get if you pass from top to bottom through the Kremlin.
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