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shaghayeghkoup wrote a review Aug 2019
119 contributions52 helpful votes
Yaroslavl is an old city but Yaroslavl the wise, the bear, that axe and on the whole the symbol that is used everywhere is what gives this city a special character. and if there should be a monument in the main square of the old town, it should definitely be its founder
Date of experience: August 2019
retireeVancouver wrote a review Jul 2017
Vancouver, Canada1,653 contributions1,336 helpful votes
Be prepared to see this statue of Yaroslavl the Wise in the traffic circle in Bogoyavleniya Square in the vicinity of the Spassy Monastery and Tserkov Orthodox Church. Our city tour bus slowed down going around this traffic circle so I was able not only to get a good photo of this statue, but also to get a close up look at it. The statue is placed on a tall plinth and shows a bearded Yaroslavl the Wise holding a sword to protect the city from invaders or to kill the brown bear associated with his name. In his other hand, he carries a small model of a Kremlin tower, perhaps indicating some association with Russian nobility or that he was a ruler of the land. Each of the 4 sides of the plinth have a bas relief showing an event in the city founder's life. There also is a founding stone for the city that commemorates this man that is close to the Assumption Church, and a statue of a brown bear, the city's symbol, in the market place. He also has his image on the Russian 1000 Ruble. To be remembered 1000 years after one has passed away is some indication of the significance of Yaroslavl the Wise to the citizens of Yaroslavl.…
Date of experience: June 2017
Eversleepingbabybear wrote a review Apr 2017
Stockholm, Sweden168 contributions49 helpful votes
its a historical and very inmportant place for every russian. the monument you can see on 1000rubel bill.
Date of experience: May 2016
Dona_Natasha wrote a review Jun 2014
Suwon, South Korea934 contributions153 helpful votes
Statue located in the center of traffic circle. There’s no pedestrian crossing to the statue. This statue is printed on 1000 luble bill. So you can take picture with 1000 luble bill in front of this statue. You can leave car in the free parking lot near statue.
Eaa1947 wrote a review Dec 2013
Gold Coast, Australia576 contributions231 helpful votes
This is a monument to the "founder" of Yaroslavl, however it is in the middle of the city traffic and at one end of a round about. The statue itself is nothing special but it deserves a better location.
Date of experience: June 2013