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Catherine the Great Monument

Mikhail Mikeshin designed the monument to Catherine the Great in front of the Alexandrinsky Theatre (1863–73). Sculptures of the empress’s associates are grouped around the pedestal. The figures of Princess Ekaterina Dashkova, Count Alexander Suvorov, Prince Grigory Potemkin, Count Pyotr Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky, Admiral Vasily Chichagov, Count Alexei Orlov, Count Alexander Bezborodko, Count Ivan Betskoi and Gavrila Derzhavin were sculpted by Matvei Chizhov and Alexander Opekushin.

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