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Monument to Peter I, Russia

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 1997. Height: 98 meters.

In 1997, Russia hosted a large military celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy base. This important event coincided with an opening of the new monument in Moscow. It was the magnificent statue of Peter the Great, which is regarded as one of the greatest in the world. The project was developed by the eminent sculptor, Zurab Tsereteli. It was decided to place a monument on an artificial island, which was created specially for that purpose. This place lies in waters of the Moskva River, near Vodootvodny Canal.

Monument to Peter I, Russia The monument was not only incredibly amazing and impressive, but also quite large. Its height is 98 meters. The construction is unique from the technical point of view. Initially, the monument got a complex framing of stainless steel. Subsequently, it was faced with bronze plates. The detailed embodiment of the ship's layout strikes with its majesty. Gold was used to decorate the monument too. It was added to the scroll that Peter the Great holds and to the crosses on the St. Andrew's flag ship.

The bulk island that serves as a kind of monument pedestal also has some special features. It has a special fountain system. Fountains create an effect that the ship is sailing and cutting the water. Many disputes and misunderstandings are related to the monument. They began appearing just after construction. According to one version, the majestic monument to Peter I is nothing else, but the rebuilt monument to Christopher Columbus. It was made by Tsereteli for the United States, but the author was not able to sell it. People in the capital treat the sculpture different ways. Some criticize it as cumbersome and alien to Moscow, others admire its grandeur. Next - Statue of Liberty

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ATM bankomat: 'KIT FINANS BANK, OAO' located in 0.19 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Avangard Studio' is located in 0.36 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Lukoyl AZS' in 1.17 km
Supermarket: 'Produkty' in 0.22 km
Parking: 'Parkonika' in 0.48 km
Apotheek: 'A.V.E.' in 0.41 km
Police station: 'Участковый Пункт Милиции 67' in 0.58 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Me100' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'Gidrostroitel'' in 1.95 km

Nearest airports:
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 »  Domodedovo Airport DME - in 40 km
 »  Migalovo Airport KLD - in 166 km
 »  Yaroslavl Airport IAR - in 255 km
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Top destination around Monument to Peter I - Moscow

Moscow invites its guests to visit a dolphinarium which daily holds fantastic performances of sea inhabitants. After the show all the visitors of the dolphinarium can enjoy swimming with dolphins in the pool, feeding fur seals and take some memorable pictures of favorite animals. Seekers of unusual leisure and entertainment will love the Moscow Planetarium which holds exciting excursions and lectures for its visitors each day. However a favorite entertainment of its visitors is still observing the sky of stars.
Gambling enthusiasts will also find numerous entertaining destinations in Moscow. One of the most popular gambling establishments is considered to be the Beverly Hills Casino. Not far from the city center one will find the Metropol restaurant which also features an excellent casino area offering vast choice of games. The Central Moscow Hippodrome is of the same popularity among city guests. The hippodrome offers fantastic horse races and accepts bets.

Moscow presents a vast choice of night entertaining centers among which one should necessarily visit the Papa's Place nightclub. Moscow is a great shopping destination offering the vastest choice of shops, boutiques and centers among which one will find the State Department Store and the Eliseus Store as well as small boutiques and the Izmailovsky Market which offers its visitors a great choice of memorable gifts and souvenirs, art objects and antiques.
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