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Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Work by sculptor G.V. Frangulyan. The city of Baltiysk. Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Built in 2004 monument to Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia is a part of Historical and cultural complex “Elizabeth Fort”. The work by sculptor G.V. Frangulyan depicts the Empress on horseback in the dress of the Colonel of the Life Guards of the Preobrazhensky Regiment. It as if meets all the ships entering the Kaliningrad Gulf. The height of the statue is 6.3 meters, the total height with the pedestal, made in the form of a fortification, is 14 meters. The weight of the statue is 12 tons. The idea belongs to the administration of the Kaliningrad region and the Ministry of Culture. Initially, it was planned to install it on the central square of Kaliningrad – in front of the cathedral. But the sculptor Georgy Frangulyan suggested the port city of Baltiysk (formerly Pillau), which stands at the break in the Baltic Spit. The sculptor justified this by the fact that the monument will have a symbolic meaning, like the Statue of Liberty in the USA: all ships coming to Russia and going to the Kaliningrad port, necessarily pass through this strait.

Located in the North Pole of Baltiysk complex commemorates the victories of the Russian army during the reign of Empress Elizabeth (at that time East Prussia for several years became one of the provinces of the Russian Empire)

Located in the North Pole of Baltiysk complex commemorates the victories of the Russian army during the reign of Empress Elizabeth (at that time East Prussia for several years became one of the provinces of the Russian Empire)

The structure is a fort made of natural granite. Inside, according to the plan of the founders, will be a museum, dedicated maimnly to 1758, when Russia in the reign of Peter the Great’s daughter received this territory in the possession. In 1944, Churchill had to admit: “The land of this part of East Prussia – generously stained with Russian blood. Therefore, the Russians have well-founded claims to this territory.”

Cast from copper in Kazan, assembled and fitted with cast parts in Moscow, the monument turned out quite impressive: the height of the monument is 6.35 m. This is a meter more than the Bronze Horseman in St. Petersburg. In addition, the fort is five meters high, plus three meters of the pedestal in the form of waves. So the total height of the monument is 14 meters.

Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

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