The Peter the Great Statue is a 98-metre-high (322 ft) monument to Peter the Great, located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow, Russia. It was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy , which Peter the Great established.
Sep 12, 2015 · “The Tear Drop Memorial” was made by Moscow-based sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, who designed the controversial three-hundred-foot-tall statue of “Peter the Great” that dominates the skyline of central Moscow. “Peter the Great” is a monstrosity — it has been called one of the ugliest building in the world.
This magnificent statue of Peter the Great, commissioned by Catherine the Great and sculpted by Etienne Maurice Falconet over a 14-year period, is perhaps St. Petersburg's most recognizable landmark, and the inspiration for one of Alexander Pushkin's most famous poems.
Back to the list of Leaders "Remember to feed your people. Soldiers' bellies are not satisfied with empty promises and hopes." Peter I (9 June 1672 – 8 February 1725), also known as Peter Alexeyevich and more commonly as Peter the Great, was Tsar of Russia from 1682 until his death. During his reign, he vastly expanded the borders of the Russian Empire, and modernized Russia's political and ...
Before the toppling of the statue, someone had placed a sign over Stalin's mouth that read "RUSSIANS, WHEN YOU RUN AWAY DON'T LEAVE ME BEHIND!" The revolutionaries chanted "Russia go home!" while pulling down the statue. "W.C." and other insulting remarks were scrawled over the fragmented parts of the statue.