Alexander Opekushin

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Alexander Opekushin.

Alexander Mikhailovich Opekushin (Russian: Александр Михайлович Опекушин) (November 28, 1838 - March 4, 1923) was a Russian sculptor. Among his works are part of the sculptures of the Millennium of Russia monument in Velikiy Novgorod (1862), the monument to Alexander Pushkin in Moscow (1880), the monument to Mikhail Lermontov in Pyatigorsk (1889), the monument to Alexander II in Moscow (1898, destroyed in 1918, rebuilt in 2005), the monument to Alexander III in Moscow (1912, did not survive).

The asteroid 5055 Opekushin discovered in 1986 was named after him.

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