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Alexander Suvorov Monument

Mikhail Kozlovsky’s monument to Count Alexander Suvorov (1730–1800) was officially opened on 5 May 1801 at the southern end of Tsaritsa Meadow (Field of Mars), where it was positioned by Andrei Voronikhin opposite the obelisk To Rumyantsev’s Victories. As the first monument in St Petersburg designed by a Russian sculptor and depicting a contemporary hero, Mikhail Kozlovsky’s statue enjoyed great success with the public. Carlo Rossi later transferred the monument closer to the River Neva, to its current site on Suvorov Square (1818).

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