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Peter I, monuments to

Subject / Architecture/Sculpture, monuments, memorials

Monuments to Peter I. One of the first monuments to Peter I was erected in the town of Lodeinoye Pole on May 23, 1833. The cast-iron obelisk was erected on the merchant M. Sofronov's means not far from place where Peter I lived when the Olonetskaya dockyard was laid. The monument was restored in 2002. The monument made by the sculptor L.A. Bernshtam was erected by the initiative if Nicolas II on Petrovskaya Mountain in the town of Vyborg in 1910. Peter was portrayed the standing at a cannon with the Vyborg siege plan in his right hand. The monument was twice dismantled (in spring 1918 and in August 1941). The bronze figure was kept in the museum and from 1927 to 1940 the Finnish "The Monument to Independence" (the sculptor G. Finne) was placed on its place. In 1954 the monument to Peter I was restored and erected the third time on the new pedestal (the architect A.A. Draga). The granite monument-obelisk with the Bust of Peter I made by the sculptor Verbel was erected on the city square in the town of Keksgolm (now it is Priozersk) on September 8, 1910. It was made on means of soldiers and officers of the Keksgolmsky Regiment. 200-year jubilee of the Keksgolmsky Regiment concured with the 200th anniversary of the liberation of the town from Swedes. The monument was lost in 1918 and restored in 1972 (the sculptor V.E. Gorevoy). In connection of the 250-year jubilee of Leningrad the monument to Peter I (on model of M.M. Antakolsky) in the town of Shlisselburg in 1957. In honour of the 300th anniversary of the city the bust of Peter I (the sculptor B.A. Petrov) in the town of Novaya Ladoga in August 2004.

Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Antokolsky, Mark Matveyevich
Bernstam, Leopold - Berngard (Leopold Adolfovich)
Draga (Dragi), Aleksandr Adolfovich
Finne, Gunnar
Gorevoy, Vladimir Emilyevich
Nicholas II, Emperor
Peter I, Emperor
Petrov, Boris Aleksandrovich
Sofronov, Miron

Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District/Lodeynoye Pole Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Priozersk District/Priozersk Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Shlisselburg Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town

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Subject Index
"Monument To Independence"
Oreshek, see Schlusselburg Fortress

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