The year 2018, year of the yellow dog is ending and the year 2019, year of the yellow pig is coming. The frisky and cheerful dog is delivering the reins of government to the well-fed and calm pig.More >>
Dear friends, in last day of 2017 year of the flame-colored cock we would like to congratulation you with New 2018 year of the yellow dog. More >>
In the coming New 2017 year we wish you that flame-colored cock bring you good luck, happiness and bright and positive impressions during your traveling. More >>
In the last day of the year we wish you Happy New 2016 Year, the year of energetic and cheerful monkey. More >>
16 October 2015 was stolen the monument to the famous Russian actor Yevgeny Leonov. More >>
Nearest metro station: Kropotkinskaya
Sculptor: Zurab Tsereteli
The grandiose monument to Russian emperor Peter the Great is almost 100 meter in height. It is made from different materials. It's looks formidably however it is one of the ugliest monuments in the world.
The monument was erected on the artificial island at the confluence of the Moscow River and the Obvodnoy Channel. The pedestal was made like waves. There is a ship on the top of the wave. Also the pedestal looks like a rostral column. There are the fountains in the bottom part of the monument.
There is a ship on the pedestal. On an upper deck of the ship stands a big sculpture of Peter the Great. In his right hand he is holding a gold scroll. The monument is one of the highest monuments in the world. The flags on the ship and rostrums are weathercocks.
The monument was established in 1997 to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy. From the beginning was planned to create another monument project by Lev Kerbel but the government of Moscow decided took the project of Zurab Tseretel. The monument of Lev Kerbel was moved to a park in Izmailovo district.
Go to metro station Kropotkinskaya and exit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Here you will find a monument to Alexander II. Pass the Cathedral and go to the embankment of Moscow river. Cross the river and on the Bersenevskaya embankment turn right and go to the confluence of the Moscow River and the Obvodnoy Channel. Here you will see the monument to Russian emperor Peter the Great, father of Russian Navy.