Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Krasnaya ploshchad' (Red Square)
Красная площадь

Бюсты премьеров СССР

Soviet Premier's Busts

Sergey Merkurov
1947-1986

Moscow - Москва /  Бюсты премьеров СССР   Moscow - Москва /  Бюсты премьеров СССР

Description

Behind the Mausoleum, by the Kremlin wall, is the Revolution Necropolis. Here are the graves with tombstones and busts of Lenin's associates, and figures in the Communist Party and the Soviet state.

Visible from the Red Square are (photographed from a distance):


Mikhail Vasil'evich Frunze
Михаил Васильевич Фрунзе
(Pishpek 1885 - Moscow 1925)
Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Sergey Merkurov and architect I.A. Frantsuz - И.А. Француз (1947).

Andrey Aleksandrovich Zhdanov
Андрей Александрович Жданов
(Mariupol 1896 - Moscow 1948),
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1941-1948. (Wikipedia).
Sculptor Sergey Merkurov and architect I.A. Frantsuz - И.А. Француз (1949).

Semën Mikhaylovich Budënnyy
Семён Михаилович Будённый
(Kozyurin, st. Platovskaya, Sal'skiy okrug 1883 - Moscow 1973)
Soviet cavalryman, military commander and politician
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Nikolay Tomskiy (1975).

Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov
Климент Ефремович Ворошилов​
(Lysychansk 1881 - Moscow 1969),
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, 1953-1960
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor N.I. Bratsun (1970).

Leonid Il'ich Brezhnev
Леонид Ильич Брежнев
(Kamenskoye 1906 - Moscow 1982)
General Secretary of the Communist Party, 1964-1982
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Iulian Rukavishnikov, architect G. Makarevich - Г.В. Макаревич (1983).

Yuriy Vladimirovich Andropov
Юрий Владимирович Андропов
(Nagutskaya 1914 - Moscow 1984)
General Secretary of the Communist Party, 1982-1984
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Viktor Sonin, architect S.I. Kulev - С.И. Кулев (1985)

Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin
Михаил Иванович Калинин
(Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Tverskaya guberniya 1875 - Moscow 1970)
Bolshevik revolutionary and the nominal head of state of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Sergey Merkurov and architect I.A. Frantsuz - И.А. Француз (1947).

Joseph Stalin
Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин
(Gori, Georgia 1878 - Moscow 1953)
Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 to 5 March 1953
(Wikipedia).
Sculptor Nikolay Tomskiy (1970).

Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov
Михаил Андреевич Суслов
1902 - 1982
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1965-1982 (Wikipedia).
Sculptor Iulian Rukavishnikov, architect Yu.N. Voskresenskiy - Ю.Н. Воскресенский (1983).

Not photographed are:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bust
  • Chernenko, Konstantin Ustinovich
  • Dzerzhinsky, Felix Edmundovich
  • Frunze, Mikhail Vasil`evich
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich
  • Merkurov, Sergey
  • Moscow (statue)
  • Politician
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Suslov, Mikhail Andreyevich
  • Sverdlov, Yakov Mikhaylovich
  • Voroshilov, Kliment Yefremovich
  • Zhdanov, Andrey Aleksandrovich
  • Location (N 55°45'12" - E 37°37'10")

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