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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  • Monument to national heroes. Located in the historical part of the city-at the foot of the Kremlin and the beginning of the street. Christmas.
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  • The first monument in Moscow, dedicated to the people's heroes. Their story is known to many people is more than mere knowledge about confused time. The sculpture is installed in front of the Pokrovsky Cathedral. Among the protagonists of the militia razgromivshih Polish-Lithuanian invaders lacks Patriarch Hermogenes (but that's my opinion).
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  • Early 17th century in Russia over the succession to the throne, infighting. Multiplied by it, Moscow will be occupied in the Poland-Lithuania Union. Minin of Nizhny Novgorod merchants gathered funds and formed a militia. PAYAL ski Park served as the Commander of the militia forces, we retake the Moscow. Minin, from the founding of the Romanov Dynasty after Mikhail Romanov was elevatedto. In Moscow's red square, stands a statue of two people.
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