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This statue of the Duc de Richelieu, wearing a Roman toga, stands in the most commanding position at the top of the Potemkin Steps, looking out to the Black Sea. He was an aristocrat, fleeing the French Revolution,who became the first Governor of Odessa between...More
The statue is considered to be one of Odessa's main attractions. It stands at the Potemkin Stairs and looks over the harbor.
Richelieu escaped the French Revolution, and remained Odessa's governor for 11 years.
Please go near the statue and study its details.
Having struggled up the Potemkin steps - or more sensibly been dropped by your guise bus - this is an OK statue of one of the founders of Odessa. Imposing enough as statues of this type go but you will see others in the city...More
You have to go to Primorsky Boulevard and of course the Duke he Richelieu monument when you visit Odessa. Its not that this monument is anything extraordinary, but the history of the city is interwoven this place and on a lovely summer afternoon there is...More