Moscow - Москва
Krasnaya ploshchad' (Red Square)
Памятник К.М. Минину и Д.М. Пожарскому
Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky
Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered the all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the Poles from the Moscow Kremlin, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612
Sculpture showing the sitting Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, with shield showing Holy Face of the Savior, and a and sword, being called by Kuzma Minin for the struggle against Polish intervention. Standing on a pedestal with two reliefs:
- front: Citizens sacrificing their property for the benefit of the motherland. On the left the sculptor Martos, giving away his two sons to his country(one of them died in 1813).
- back: Prince Pozharsky, driving the Poles from Moscow.
Гражданину Минину и князю Пожарскому
Благодарная РОССИЯ лета 1818
To citizen Minin and Prince Pozharsky|
by the grateful Russia. Summer 1818
Signed: (hardly readable, for me)
сочинильиизваляь iоаннь петровичь мартось родом изь инни
??? произвель iоаннь петровичь ефимовь
Kuzma (Kozma) Minin (Russian: Кузьма (Козьма) Минин; full name Kuzma Minich Zakhariev-Sukhoruky, Russian: Кузьма Минич Захарьев Сухорукий;; ? – 1616) was a merchant from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who, together with Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, became a national hero for his role in defending the country against the Polish invasion in the early-17th century
Prince Dmitry Pozharsky
Dmitry Mikhaylovich Pozharsky (Russian: Дмитрий Михайлович Пожарский) (October 17, 1577 - April 30 , 1642) was a Rurikid prince, who led Russia's struggle for independence against Polish-Lithuanian invasion known as the Time of Troubles. He obtained from Mikhail I of Russia the unprecedented title Saviour of the Motherland.
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- Ivan Petrovich Martos - Иван Петрович Мартос (Poltava 1754 - St. Petersburg 1835),
Sources & Information
Location (N 55°45'10" - E 37°37'21")
Item Code: ru125; Photograph: 11 July 2011
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