The Bronze Horseman has been washed for the City Day

26 May 2020

Restorers have washed one of the symbols of St. Petersburg - a monument to Peter I on Senate Square.

According to Ekaterina Makeeva, Head of the Monument Maintenance Department of the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, washing the Bronze Horseman is the culmination of preparations for the City Day.

Specialists washed the monument with neutral foamy detergent and water, after which the statue was covered with a wax composition to give the monument shine and protect it from pollution.

Also, the monuments to Kutuzov and Barclay de Tolly on Kazanskaya Square, as well as the monument to Pushkin on the Square of Arts and the sculptural groups of Dioscuros on the facade of the Manege building have been cleaned up.