Monument to Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich
|Памятник великому князю Сергею Александровичу|
|Location||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Completion date||April 2, 1908|
|Dedicated to||Grand 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.
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. . 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.
- Lincoln, The Romanovs, p. 651