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Peter The Great Monument

Moscow, Russia
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Moscow's Peter the Great monument definitely stands out at 322 feet of stainless steel, bronze, and copper and is housed less than a mile from the famous Kremlin wall. The monument, created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, depicts the Russian czar at the wheel of a ship with a document in his hands.
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Moscow, Russia
Yakimanka
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"christopher columbus"
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"moscow river"
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"huge statue"
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"gorky park"
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"sailing ship"
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"sheer scale"
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"st petersburg"
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"tretyakov gallery"
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"navy"
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"ships"
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"statues"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This huge statue is only 20 years old but looks older. The story was that it should have been placed in St. Petersburg as this was Peter the Greats Capital but ended up here in Moscow when the authorities rejected it. It was been controversially...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's good The gigantic statue on an island at Moskva River is a sight to behold. We saw it first in a river cruise. What's not good Access is through a bridge made close to Christ the Savior Cathedral. What to do Club Savior Cathedral...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is not well loved by the people of Moscow and there have been calls for it's removal i'm informed it is slightly taller than the statue of liberty, it can be best viewd from a river cruise has the boat sails right round the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

In the middle of Moskva river this statue represents in a very interesting way this historical personage. The flags are moving.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Can be seen on the walk from Alexander Gardens to Gorky Park. It sits on a small island next to Muzeon Park and dwarfs all in its surrounding. Worth a specific visit? Not so sure. Worth a same detour to see? Absolutely.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

It is important to commemorate Peter the Great for establishing the Russian navy, but this statue is an odd way of doing so. The art work looks like something along the road in a tourist area meant to draw attention while giving a nod to...More

Thank Andrew E
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Seen from the river or from the land you have to be impressed by the size of this monument. It is huge and reflects the man who it commemorates. It is good to get up close on the way tomGorky Park and see the base...More

Thank Malcolm P
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a huge statue to commemorate Peter the Great. It's located in the Moscow river itself not too fare from the Christ the Saviour cathedral and also not too far from Gorky Park. Because of its huge size it is visible for some distance....More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We first saw the Peter the Great Monument while on a dinner cruise. What a sight! It's impressive, fun, whimsical and majestic all at the same time. Later we saw it from the New Tretyakov Gallery and it was just as impressive.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This huge monument was errected in 1997 and is subject to much argument. It is certainly intimidating but why is it in Moscow when Peter the Great made the capital of Russia St Petersburg? Seems the people of St Petersburg didnt want it.

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