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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  • A remarkable place with beautiful views. Not many people know, or don't want to know what monument to Minin and Pozharsky "installed in Moscow had originally planned to put in the bottom. Very happy that finally he has found its place in our city.
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  • A famous landmark in Nizhny Novgorod. Located next to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. So if you walk on the area of Minin and Pozharsky, likely to visit this place. Next to the monument, offers excellent views of the river.
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  • Perhaps, Nizhny Novgorod is a city where this monument is the place. However, he is already in Moscow on red square. Why install here option light rather than do something independent and equally interesting, is unclear. Do not be surprised to learn that the author Tsereteli. In General, see monument stands, not yet seen him in Moscow.
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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 beautiful place. A good view of the Kremlin, the Volga, Christmas Street
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  • If more dispersed around the machine .... Everything is parked
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  • A copy of the Moscow monument. Beautiful looks
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  • When I saw the pamjanik even opeshila, as on the square in Moscow is a beautiful place, high shaft with the Kremlin, Church, monument, narrow streets.
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