Monument To Alexander II (Moscow)
The Monument to Alexander II, officially called the Monument to Emperor Alexander II, the Liberator Tsar, is a memorial of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, situated in the immediate surroundings of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Completed in 2005 and partly inspired by a destroyed imperial monument from 1898, the statue itself was paid for by private donations, with the rest of the monument mainly financed by public funding. The site for the new monument was chosen in part because Alexander helped lay the foundation for the original Christ the Savior Cathedral (destroyed in 1931 by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin) and ruled during its construction.
... On June 2, 2004 MoscowMayor Yuri Luzhkov signed a decree about the erection of a new monumentto the emperor AlexanderII in Moscow ... The memorial was designed by professor AlexanderRukavishnikov, a member of the Russian Academy of Arts and national sculptor of Russia ... At first, the monumentwas supposed to be set by the Kremlin's Kutafya Tower however, a new place was found for it around Christ the Savior Cathedral ...
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