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Alexander II , monument to

Subject / Architecture/Sculpture, monuments, memorials

The monument to Alexander II (the town of Novaya Ladoga). It was erected opposite Gostnniy Dvor (Merchant's Yard) on June 16, 1913. It was the copy of the monument to Alexander II in the Moscow Kremlin (1898, the sculptor A.N. opekushin). The Emperor was depicted to his full height in the King's coat, his right arm was stretched forward, the Orb supported by the eagle was in his left hand. The opening of the monument was timed to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty and 50th anniversary of freeding the serfs leaving serf dependence. The great religious procession of all New Ladoga churches took place on the opening day. The sculpture was made in the Art foundry of Novitsky in St. petersburg. In 1918 the monument was destroyed. The Sculpture was thrown down from the pedestal and sunk in the River Volkhov. On the pedestal (it has been intacted) a bust of Karl Marx was put up at first (the sculptor of V.V. Lishev). In 1947 it was replaced by the monument of S.M. Kirov (the sculptor N.V. Tomsky). .

Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Alexander II, Emperor
Kirov, Sergey Mironovich (the real name was Kostrikov)
Lishev, Vsevolod Vsevolodovoch
Marx, Karl
Opekushin, Aleksandr Mikhailovich
Tomsky, Nikolay Vasilyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Volkhov District/Novaya Ladoga Town
Topographical landmarks/Volkhov River, the

Берташ А.В., Векслер А.В. Новая Ладога. СПб., 2004., С.27, 107
Чекалева Е. Памятник Александру II в Новой Ладоге // Озерный край. Альманах. 2001, № 1., С.10-13

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