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Minin & Pozharsky Monument

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Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Designed by I. Martos in 1818, this is the first Moscow monumental...

Designed by I. Martos in 1818, this is the first Moscow monumental sculpture. It depicts two heroes that headed volunteer troops against the Polish invaders in the 1600s.

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Here you see historical place but if you do not have guide tour you will miss lots of concets. In my idea you need to search before experience the historical building

Reviewed 1 September 2016
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

As I myself has never been fascinated by any monument to a person I think this one as an average one. As it is visited during any visit to Red Square why not? It demonstrates a piece of history of Russia, but during excursions it is not said that actually it was created and erected in Niznyi Novgorod and the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This monument is steeped in Russian history but stands directly in front of St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square and for me spoils many photos you want to get of the front of the cathedral.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Here you see historical place but if you do not have guide tour you will miss lots of concets. In my idea you need to search before experience the historical building

Thank Saeedshafia
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Many fail to take more notice of this monument, which is quite understandable given its location and the fact that it's surrounded with all the magic and splendour of Red square. However, this is very significant monument, dedicated to two very important men, who led revolt and kicked out foreign armies out of Moscow in early XVII century. You can... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Here, in the Red Square when walked around and across it, and this is a rather vast area to be on it for some time, we got in front of this splendid monument. It is located before the St.Basil's Cathedral. The bronze statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin who led an all - Russian volunteer army in the... More 

1 Thank Oleg Y
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

This statue sits directly in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. You can't miss it if you are in red square and near St. Basil's. The statue has great historic significance and is very well crafted.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Like many structures, it pays to read before visiting. This stature sits in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. Given the amount of Russian locals having their photo taken in front of it, this suggest locally it is an important icon. Give Google a search to learn more .. and yes we took a photo too.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

No question, this is a lovely monument and carries historic importance. I just think it's worth adding, as I don't see it said in the reviews (explicitly) or in the description: this statue is directly (a few steps) in front of St. Basil's Cathedral. The photos here, my own and others, show the statue in relation to the cathedral. So...... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

Dead easy to find in red square right in front of st.basil's cathedral.A very interesting monument to show an important time in Russia's history.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

For Russians it isn't just monument - it's the historical commemoration of civilian spirit and debt in hard time - the country will stay as it is only while such people will live in it!

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