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Peter the Great statue

  • ul. Krymskaya nab. Map It
  • Zamoskvoreche
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 06/24/2013

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An enormous figure of the tsar stands at the helm of a ship, symbolizing his role as the founder of the Russian naval force in the 1700s. Most Muscovites agree that the statue, by Zurab Tsereteli, is an eyesore and has no place in Moscow—after all, Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg. Ongoing movements are afoot to remove the statue, but for the time being, it's here. When you finally set eyes on the colosso you'll probably understand why common nicknames

for it are "Cyclops" and "Gulliver." A red light atop the 325-foot-tall monument is a warning beacon for airplanes.

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ul. Krymskaya nab., Moscow, 119049, Russia

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Updated 06/24/2013


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