The granite base for this statue was supposedly the actual outcropping Peter used to stand on across the Gulf of Finland to watch his new capital city rising, and was chiseled out and transported to its present location. The move allegedly took a special barge and almost a year's work. And how many people knew or cared??? More interesting, actually, is the location itself in Senatskaya Square, site of the unscuccessful 1825 aristocratic Decembrist Uprising.
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