Peter The Great Monument, Moscow

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Rising above the Moskva River in the center the city, Peter The Great Monument pays homage to one of Russia's most legendary figures. Standing at a height of 98 m (322 ft), the statue generated controversy not just for its design but for the fact that Peter himself had a well-documented hatred of Moscow. Judge for yourself by stopping at the towering metal statue, just a stone's throw from the Kremlin. Look up to see an oversized Peter astride a mound of sailing ships, clutching a golden scroll in his hand--a tribute to his foundation and development of the Russian Navy. Bring your camera to capture this prominent component of the skyline. Plan to see Peter The Great Monument and other attractions that appeal to you using our Moscow tour builder website.
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  • When walking towards Gorkyi park we saw Peter’s statue and decided to visit in first. We were on the other embankment so we walked towards the bridge, made it into the Red October factory district...  more »
  • There is a wonderful in gigantic tribute to Peter the great in the Moscow River. As you walk across the bridge to Gorky Park, you can see the monument and it is magnificent.  more »

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