|Zurab Tsereteli, Peter the Great|
The Moscow powers assured the citizens and visitors that one of the landmark monuments will remain in its place. The monument commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy was designed by the famous painter and sculptor, Zurab Tsereteli, and was unveiled in 1997.
It it very uncertain if the citizens are happy to hear that: since it was open to the public, the monument has attracted a lot of criticism. It is 94m tall, being the tallest monument in Russia and one of world’s eight tallest monuments. Peter the Great, Russia’s first emperor-cum-reformer, is shown standing at the nose of a vessel, holding a parchment with the Act establishing the Navy. The vessel is elevated on a high pedestal consisting of smaller boats.