Monument to Vladimir the Great in Winter Sunset

Monument to Vladimir the Great in Winter Sunset
«Monument to Vladimir the Great in Winter Sunset»

Covered with snow the monument to Prince Vladimir on the Borovitskaya Square in Moscow, near the Kremlin’s Borovitsky Gate, with warm colors in a golden hour at sunset in the winter season. The Trinity tower of Moscow Kremlin is in the background of the picture (behind trees at the right).

The monument to the prince who brought Christianity to the Russian lands in the 10th century (official date 988 AC) was unveiled on 4 November 2016. When creating the image of Prince Vladimir, talented Russian sculptor Salavat Shcherbakov particularly had focused on the old icons with the image of the baptism of the Russian Church of and the murals of Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov “The Baptism of Rus”, located in the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. The height of bronze sculpture, from the bottom to the top of the cross is of the order of 15 meters and together with the pedestal, it has about 17.5 meters.

Photo #084 taken on February 12, 2018

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