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Peter the Great Statue

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Peter the Great statue

Peter the Great Statue

Russia

For 300 years of the Russian Navy.

Unveiled1997

 

Designed byZurab Tsereteli

The Peter the Great Statue is a 98-metre-high monument to Peter the Great, located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow. It was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established. It was erected in 1997 and is the eighth tallest statue in the world. It weighs around 1,000 tons[1] and contains 600 tons of stainless steel, bronze and copper.

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