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Czar Peter the Great

Moscow 1672 - Saint Petersburg 1725
Czar of Russia, 1682-1725
Mikhail M. Shemyakin

London /  Czar Peter the Great


Bronze statue of Peter the Great, flanked by a dwarf and a throne. The Czar carries a telescope and a clay pipe, the dwarf a tiny model ship and a sphere, on his shoulder sits an angel with a flute. On the flanking piers are bronze cannons,

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and on the back of the monument seven bronze reliefs of food and drink.

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российский царь петр великий
приехал в англю
в январе 1698 года
почти четыре месяца жил
в доме сэра джона эвелина
«сэйес корт» в детфорде
памятник воздвигнит
у бывших королевских доков
где петр первый изучал науку
английского кораблестроения
монумент - дар российского
народа в память 300-летия
визита русского царя
в поисках знаний и опыта

russian czar peter the great
arrived in england in january 1698
and stayed in sir john evelin's
house «sayes court»
in deptford for four months
this monument is erected
near the royal shipyard
where peter the great studied
the english science of shipbuilding
the monument is a gift from
the russian people and commemorates
the visit of peter the great
to this country in search
of knowledge and experience

фонд петра великого (англия-россия)
городские советы гринвича и льюишама
гранит: «возрождение» с-петербург (россия)
бронза: "талликс" нью-йорк (сша)
земля под памятник «файрвью нью хоумз»
посольство россии

peter the great educational trust, england russia
london boroughs of greenwich and lewisham
granite: «vozrozhdenie» st. petersburg, russia
bronze: «tallix» new york, usa
the site is provided by «fairview new homes»
russian embassy


скульптор михаил шемякин (сша) | архитектор вячеслав бухаев (россия)
sculptor mihail chemiakin, usa | architect viacheslav bukhaev, russia


Peter the Great stayed in 1698 a few months in Deptford. The monument was unveiled by the Russian ambassador and Prince Michael of Kent.


Sources & Information


  • Country: Great Britain
  • Dwarve
  • Food
  • Monarch
  • Peter I the Great
  • Shemyakin, Mikhail M.
  • Statue
  • Tallix
  • Throne
  • Location (N 51°29'0" - W 0°1'8")

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