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Памятник посвященный 300-летию Российского флота
Monument in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy

Peter I the Great
Moscow 1672 - St. Petersburg 1725
Tsar of Russia, 1682-1725

Zurab K. Tsereteli

Moscow - Москва /  Рётр I Великий   Moscow - Москва /  Рётр I Великий


Gigantic statue of Peter the Great on a ship.


Statue of Peter the Great on the River Moscow. Originally the statue was made for Columbus, Ohio and it portrayed Cristopher Columbus on his ship. The town rejected this gargantuan statue of its namegiver. Undeterred, Tsereteli gave Columbus a little makeover, removed the crosses and replaced the head, and today, it is a Peter the Great statue and the monument commemorates the tercentenary of the Russian Navy.

The 94 m tall statue is the third tallest statue in the world.


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Item Code: ru001; Photograph: 7 August 2007  / updated: 9 July 2011
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