Monument to Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich

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Monument to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich
Памятник великому князю Сергею Александровичу
Sergey Alexandrovich's crucifix, 2017 01.jpg
Restored Monument
LocationMoscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
DesignerViktor Vasnetsov
TypeMemorial
Completion dateApril 2, 1908
Dedicated toGrand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia

The Monument to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (Russian: Памятник великому князю Сергею Александровичу) is a monument dedicated to Sergei Alexandrovich, it was consecrated on April 2, 1908 in the exact spot of his assassination. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the monument was destroyed in 1918, but was restored in 2017 in honor of his death.

History[edit]

In 1905, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was assassinated right next to the Kremlin Senate and Nikolskaya Tower, when a terrorist threw a nitroglycerin bomb directly into Sergei's lap, killing him instantly. .[1] A monument was later built in 1908 on the exact spot of his assassination, and was later destroyed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks. In 2017, Vladimir Putin made a speech at the unveiling of the reconsecrated monument in honor of Sergei Alexandrovich's assassination. Putin then addressed the history behind the monument, and willingness of the Russian people, especially from Russian artist Viktor Vasnetsov, the original designer of the monument.[2]

Putin's official speech in front of the news press and Russian orthodox church on the unveiling of the monument

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lincoln, The Romanovs, p. 651
  2. ^ http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54447