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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  • It's the usual monument, such as many others, nothing especially no different, but the way in which it stretches from St. Christmas to the seafront to boat Hero, just look at it)
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  • Monument in the historic part of the city. By pass. A similar monument stands on red square in Moscow.
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  • The place is really beautiful. The area itself is small, but very cosy, antique architecture delights the eye. At first wondered why was copy the monument to Minin and Pozharsky-after all, it was possible to build something on the same topic, but more. It turned out that gift of Moscow city to one of the memorable dates. Several times were with his wife through this area-and always with pleasure. I advise to visit.
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