Catherine II (more popularly known as Catherine the Great) had a huge influence on Russian history. The German-born empress ... More
Monument to Catherine The Great
Catherine II (more popularly known as Catherine the Great) had a huge influence on Russian history. The German-born empress reigned from 1762-1796. The monument on a little square at Nevskii Prospekt shows her as she probably would have liked. Catherine stands on a podium surrounded by G. Potemkin (politician and her long-time lover), princess E. Dashkova (her good friend), poet G. Derzhavin and general A. Suvorov. The monument was erected in 1873, designed by M. Mikeshin and sculpted by M. Chizhov.
Just along the Neva River at the most eastern end of Nevskii Prospekt is the oldest monastery in St. Petersburg.
Surrounded by walls and moats, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710. It is ...
The 'Venice of the North', with its numerous canals and more than 400 bridges, is the result of a vast
urban project begun in 1703 under Peter the Great. Later known as Leningrad (in the former USSR), the city ...
This is a metal three part bridge 334.3 meters long and 23.5 meters wide which crosses the river not far
from the Smol'nyi Institut. It was built in 1911 under engineer G.G. Krivoshein and architect I.P. Anyshkov. It was ...
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