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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aug 13, 2022 · The Peter the Great monument in Moscow is a famous eyesore. Peter might have a shady history and reportedly hated Moscow, but he also established Russia's navy, hence the statue. Apparently...

  4. Original cathedral Construction. When Napoleon Bonaparte retreated from Moscow, Tsar Alexander I signed a manifesto on 25 December 1812 declaring his intention to build a cathedral in honor of Christ the Saviour "to signify Our gratitude to Divine Providence for saving Russia from the doom that overshadowed Her" and as a memorial to the sacrifices of the Russian people.

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