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Nearest metro station: Aleksandrovsky Sad
Author: Scherbakov S.A., Voskresenskiy I.N., Zubrilin K.V., Sidorov N.P., Gimaldinova D.R., Kovalenko E.M., Nikolaev N.A., Rotkova U.K., Salucheva M.M., Ubasev V.N.
The monument to the second Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Hermogenes it is a bronze sculpture of the patriarch four meters in height. The patriarch is dressed in the ecclesiastical attire with the crosier in the left hand and with the cross in the right hand which he is holding above the head. Probably it is a moment when he is blessing the army of Minin and Pozharsky which are going to go on Moscow to drive out Polish-Lithuanian interventionist. But in the reality when Minin and Pozharsky were preparing the army Hermogenes was prisoner of Polish-Lithuanian invader.
The sculpture was placed on the big granite pedestal which was placed on the small square with the steps. There are two bas-reliefs with the pictures of the scenes from his life on the pedestal. Also there is memorial inscription on the pedestal: “Priestly martyr Hermogenes Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia”. Behind the monument there is a small granite stele with the bronze bas-relief where is written the information about the creation of the monument.
An Idea of the monument was born at the beginning of XX century and should be established on the Red square. But this idea was not realized because the First World War began and after that began the revolution. Just in 2008 this idea occurred in the second time. The big team of the authors had worked on the monument and in 2013 the monument established in the Aleksandrovsky Sad in front of the upthrust in the Kremlin wall.
Go to metro station Aleksandrovsky Sad and exit to Aleksandrovsky Sad. Turn left and go along the Moscow’s Kremlin wall till the upthrust where not far from the Romanov obelisk you will find the monument to the patriarch Hermogenes.