Monument to Kutuzov


The monument is dedicated to an outstanding and legendary russian commander of the XIX century

The idea of ​​the installation of monuments has arisen from the Emperor Alexander I in 1818, he wanted to generals Kutuzov sculptor depicted in the image of ancient heroes. Place for the monument was chosen by chance: it is from the Kazan Cathedral August 11, 1812 Mikhail Kutuzov, appointed commander, went to the army. After the death of Kutuzov in 1813 were buried in the Kazan Cathedral. Monument is an important step in the development of Russian sculpture, representing the beginning of the transition from classicism to realism.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Kazansky square
  • Working time: Round table
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