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Alexander III ascended to the throne in times of trouble, as his father Alexander II had just been assassinated by persons who were anti-monarchy. Alexander II had been liberal with reforms aimed at reducing the autocratic style of the monarchy. Alexander III reversed these concessions,...More
Quite walk to get here, but a clear path through the traffic. Very pleasant setting with the remnants of the old railway bridge and the new one as a backdrop. Very pleasant down by the river, definitely worth the effort
Unlike most cities I am familiar with, in Novosibirsk, the quay is not a nice walking zone in the heart of the city, it's actually a little way further. You can walk the quay, sure, and if you are just studying the map, the monument...More
This is a kind of statue you would expect to find a capital of some empire - same style and scale. However, they are usually much older and closely related to the city and in this case the statue is neither old nor related to...More
Reportedly Alexander III was much beloved by the residents of Novosibirsk. The statue testifies to his large body and strength which apparently lead to his early death when he over-exerted himself in some sort of disaster. Also, he is the person who decided to build...More
. . . unveiled in 2012 to commemorate the founder of the Trans Siberian railway. Novosibirsk is banked by the River Ob--one of the world's longest rivers-- and if you stroll around this statue and other landmarks near the embankment you will be able to...More