Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Krasnaya ploshchad' (Red Square)
Красная площадь

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
Ivan Martos
1818

Moscow - Москва /  Памятник К.М. Минину и Д.М. Пожарскому   Moscow - Москва /  Памятник К.М. Минину и Д.М. Пожарскому

Description

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:

Inscription(s)

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 Minin

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.

Old Postcard(s)

   
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Sculptor

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Location N 55°45'10" E 37°37'21"

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