Statue of Minin and Pozharsky and Domes of St. Basil's Cathedral
View of the monument to citizen Kozma Minin and prince Dmitri Pozharsky, with a background of beautiful onion domes of famous St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow in a summer season. The monument to the heroes of the national struggle for liberation against the Swedish and Polish invaders in 1610-1612 was designed by the famous sculptor, Ivan Martos, and erected in the middle of the Red Square in 1818 as the city's first monumental sculpture. The impressive stature showing citizen Minin pointed his arm towards the Kremlin urging his comrade to liberate Moscow was moved in 1931 to its current location behind the fence of St. Basil’s Cathedral to make way for military parades on Red Square, so the meaning of the hero’s gesture has been lost.
Photo #282 taken on July 05, 2015
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