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Millennium of Russia Monument (Novgorod)

Millennium of Russia Church (Novgorod)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Millennium of Russia Monument

The sculpture of Millennium of Russia was added to Novgorod Kremlin in 1862 to commemorate 1000 years of official Russian state. It consists of Derzhava or Country in Russian, sphere with a cross on top, surrounded by sculptures of various historic figures.  The top raw represents main events in Russian history. This includes arrival of Rurik, Viking prince who was invited by Slavic tribes to rule over them in 862. Next comes Saint Vladimir who accepted Christianity as an official religion of Russia in 988. Another figure is that of Dmitry Donskoy (Donskoi) who defeated khan Mamai and his Tatar- Mongol army. This became the beginning of the end of the Golden Horde yolk that lasted for almost two centuries. Then goes Ivan III the Great, who undertook final defeat to the Tatars and found independent Russian Tsardom in 1891. Next is a sculpture of young Tsar Michael of Russia, the first of the Romanov dynasty. He is presented with royal signs by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky who organized national volunteer resistance, defeated Polish army and established Romanovs as the rulers of Russian in 1613. And finally the last group represents Peter the Great, founder of the Russian Empire and first Russian Emperor. A man at the feet of the tsar is a defeated Swede that represents defeated Swedish Kingdom upon conclusion of the Great Northern War. The base of the monument has a line of Russian tsars, spiritual leaders, poets, statesmen, generals and other notable historic figures.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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