January 6, 1838 is the day of the erecting of the monuments of Mikhail Kutuzov and Mikhail Barclay de Tolly in front of the Kazan Cathedral
Back in 1818 Alexander the First decreed that he wished for two monuments to be built for the greatest commanders, field marshals Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly. After the long and scrupulous selection the monuments were put in front of the Kazan Cathedral. The opening was coincided with the day of 25-year anniversary of crushing Napoleon's army. Three days later the celebration was commemorated with the triumphant route march of the Russian army before the emperor.
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