Monument to Catherine the Great

Monument to Catherine the Great, Krasnodar: Address, Monument to Catherine the Great Reviews: 4.5/5

Monument to Catherine the Great

Monument to Catherine the Great
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Takarasina
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May 2019
A fabulous monument to Russia's empress Catherine the Second aka Catherine the Great who actually was German by nationality but called in this country the only real man on the Russian throne after Peter the Great.
As many monuments to royals it was ruined by the communists in 1920 but, thanks God, their regime collapsed and Russians returned it to its place in 1992.
If you happenned to be in St. Peterburg you might have seen a similar monument to the tzarina there. Such resemblance is not a coincidence - their author was one and the same man. He's a Russian sculpture Mikhail Mikeshin who also created a spellbinding monument to Millennium of Russia in Veliky Novgorod as well as to Bohdan Khmelnitsky, Hetman of Zaporizhian Host, in Kiev, Ukraine. All these, in St Petersburg, Novgorod and Kiev have by strange reason not been demolished by destruction-obsessed communists.
This one in Krasnodar is really mesmerizing, takes your breath away. But the power of this piece of art is not only its size or grandeur. One feels that Russia is still an empire by her spirit whatever the Russians call their country today. Time continuum...
A charming garden squiare around accentuates majesty of the monument - imposing Catherine calmly watches kids playing nearby, pensioners enjoying the sun, teenagers riding their skateboards. People smile, take sekfies, eat ice-ream. An idyll!
Written February 27, 2020
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Artyom Z
St. Petersburg, Russia122 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Quite an impressive monument which is so meaningful to locals and the city itself. Deed of gift covered by leaf-gold looks attractive!
Written September 21, 2018
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Ventsislav I
6 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
One of the important sights in Krasnodar, which must be seen! Breathtaking monument of one of the Russian empire most important rulers.
Written June 30, 2018
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PieTravels
Cyprus331 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
Absolutely stunning piece. I could not look away, kept staring and staring for quite some time. This monument is truly fascinating!
Written August 2, 2017
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ddenton70
Bromyard, UK89 contributions
Feb 2017 • Business
While visiting Krasnodar we had time to walk around and visit an array of beautiful architecture including this great monument
Written February 18, 2017
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Spartak S
23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
a truly astounding monument to one of the most influential women in russian history.
the hight and might of the monument is very much in accordance to the power that this person had.
Written November 20, 2016
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Pulelehua
Honolulu, HI196 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
It's interesting this statuary it looks like a giant Saint all in gold standing above a beautiful belll that has angels in it

so even though it's Catherine the great who I know was a monarch it sure looks like a saint

There is some wishing fountains around at that run during the daytime but it's a nice venue day or night to go and hang out it just be on the red road nice place restaurants nearby
Written August 8, 2016
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Galina M
Champaign-Urbana, IL131 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
Very impressive, tall and important monument in Krasnodar. She stands tall in the beautiful park named after her, and glistens with gold and power.
Written May 7, 2016
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Christopher C
14 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
This is worth a trip to see. Right in the heart of Krasnodar. Very beautiful and free. You can take as many pictures as you'd like.
Written April 25, 2015
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Oksana P
Smolensk, Russia120 contributions
Apr 2015 • Business
A piece of old history of the city is shown by the monument - Ekatherine II and the kazaks who were granted teh right to settle at the current city location and start Ekaterinodar (which is the old name of the city denoting that the city was a gift from Ekatherine II). The square around the monument is also very picturesque, and loved by the local citizens as a place for rest and leisure.
Written April 9, 2015
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