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Peter the Great Statue


The great example of the monumental sculpture is dedicated to the founder of the Russian Fleet. It is the highest monument in Russia, and one of the biggest in the world, even excelling the Statue of Liberty in New York. This monument became almost the city legend and is reflected in many modern literary works.

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Peter the Great Statue
  • Peter the Great Statue
  • Peter the Great Statue
  • Peter the Great Statue
  • Peter the Great Statue
  • Peter the Great Statue


g  Krimskaya Naberezhnaya, 10, Moscow, Russia
g  55.738684,37.608281
м  Polynka

g   0 ч. 20 мин.
g   Under the open sky
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The good location of the monument, in walking distance from the Red Square and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, allows a lot of people see the creation of Zurab Tsereteli, about which the specialists and local people argue very actively for a long time.

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The sculptural composition with the height of 98 meters is the unique engineering structure. The artificial island was created for the installation of the construction on the spot, where the Catch Water drain is parted from Moscow River. The monument presents the pylon, which is set up on the granite basement and topped with the bronze boat. In the boat there is the figure of Peter the Great with the gold scroll in his hand. The outer bronze surface was drifted on the supporting frame from stainless steel. The pedestal, the boat and the figure were completed separately, the details for the installation were ready made. Hinged shrouds, made from stainless steel, were twisted from several rope's ends. For the minimization of the weight of the final construction, the canvas were made of copper and hollow inside. The Russian Navy Ensigns, which are locked in by the chocks, also serve as weathercocks. In the pedestal, made from reinforced concrete, there are fountains, which create the impression, that the boat cuts though the waves.

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The monument was built in 1997 in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Fleet. Peter the Great was the last Tsar of Russia from the Romanov family and the first Russian Emperor. He became the personal ruler at the age of seventeen and was the first Russian Tsar, who realized the long trip to the countries of West Europe in the end of the XVII century. That trip effected him very much and made him held the global state reorganizations. One of his undoubted achievements is the expansion of the state territories in Baltic States after the victory in the Northern War. In the course of the Russo-Turkish war in 1710-1713 Peter the Great managed to sign the Treaty of the Pruth. Exactly during his reign the Kamchatka was included in to Russian territories.