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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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Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sculpture was the first non-czar sculpture in Moscow, and is the only sculpture on Red Square. It is located near to the St Basil church. It shows Kuzma Minin, who was a butcher, gesturing with one hand, and giving a sword to the injured...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Minin & Pozharsky monument is located in Red Square, in front of Cathedral of St. Basil, in the center of Moscow, the main city of Russian Federation. The monument is dedicated to these two persons, the first one was a trader and the second one...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a statue in Red Square right in front of St. Basil's Cathedral. It's a good photo opportunity. I am not aware of the history but am sure will be something noteworthy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nikhil_malhotra
Reviewed August 14, 2018

If this wasn't within a stone's throw of St. Basils I'm not sure I would have ever seen it. Even after seeing it, and understanding what it commemorated, I couldn't find anything all that noteworthy for someone living half a world away and not having...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dskid
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This statue depicts two heroes who raised a volunteer force to fight the invading Poles and in 1612 led their army to victory. The statue was erected in 1818. Located near St. Basil’s it just takes a moment to appreciate the history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

This monument is 200 years old this year! Created in 1818 by I.Martos, it has always been in the very centre of Moscow as the remembrance of people's love for Motherland, strength and will.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank natingnating
Reviewed July 9, 2018

In front of the Basil temple this monument is located. I am sure everyone take a photo with it in the foreground - but no one know what this monument is about, me as well..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OCDane
Reviewed June 16, 2018

If you walk on Red Square, you will definitely see this monument. Read the story of Minin and Pozharsky on the Internet, and then you will understand why Russians so appreciate these people

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lubov135
Reviewed April 20, 2018

It’s not so easy to take a photo of Minin & Pozharsky, there is always St.Basil’s Cathedral at the background – I tried the best I could :))) By the way, it will be good for you to take those photos now, because they may...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MuscoviteVT
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

There is so much to see at the red square that you just might miss out on a lot. For example, one usually will not pay heed to this unassuming memorial near the St Basil basilica. Alwats get a guide on these tours. They ensure...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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