"Peter the Great" statue in Moscow, Russia. The statue of Peter I, in Moscow, Russia has a very strange history behind it. Legend says it was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, a Georgian architect, as a representation of Christopher Columbus, but after being rejected by the US Government, it was sold to Russia as a representation of Peter the Great.

"Peter the Great" is a statue in Moscow. It was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, a Georgian architect, to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established.

The real story behind the statues.

The real story behind the statues.

Being a true ally, giving up on his dreams to set a mark on human rights and being punished for it the rest of his life. The real story behind the statues.

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The 1782 statue of Peter I in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the Bronze Horseman

Peter, the Great Egg, 1903.  This Easter egg was made under the supervision of the Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé i for the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II.

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The Peter the Great Statue in Moscow, designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli, to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, as it was founded by Peter the Great himself.

The Peter the Great Statue in Moscow was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which was started by Peter I of Russia. At 94 metres, it is the eighth tallest statue in the world.

Peter the Great Statue, Moscow aka "300 Years of the Russian Fleet". 1996. One of the tallest outdoor statues in the world at over 300 feet, the statue depicts Peter the Great standing on top of a galleon stacked upon a series of other ships. Sculptor Zurab Tsereteli originally intended it to be a statue of Christopher Columbus. When the Americas and Spain didn't want it, he lobbed off Chris's head and replaced it with Peter's.

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Peter the Great Statue, Moscow, Russia, One of the tallest outdoor statues in the world at over 300 feet,

This box has views in enamel of two monuments in St Petersburg: the statue of Peter the Great and the Sts Peter and Paul Fortress (on the underside). The monument was commissioned by Catherine the Great from the French sculptor Etienne Falconet (1716-91) to glorify Peter the Greats absolutism and was completed in 1782. It was placed beside the Neva river on a massive rock pedestal which had been brought from the village of Lakhta, outside St Petersburg. Erected at the command of Peter the…

This Fabergé green, red, white and sepia enamel box has views in enamel of monuments in St Petersburg, Mark of Henrik Wigström.

The 1782 statue of Peter I in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the Bronze Horseman-

The 1782 statue of Peter I in Saint Petersburg, informally known as the Bronze Horseman-

Peter the Great in Moscow, Russia

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A man stands in front of a giant 315ft statue of Peter the Great by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli in central Moscow on October 5,2010.DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images.The Peter the Great statue is a 315ft monument located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow,Russia.Designed by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, the statue has courted controversy since its completion in 1997.

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A man stands in front of a giant 315ft statue of Peter the Great by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli in central Moscow on October 5,2010.DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images.The Peter the Great statue is a 315ft monument located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow,Russia.Designed by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, the statue has courted controversy since its completion in 1997.

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Peter the Great Statue, Moscow, Russia.

Peter the Great Statue in Moscow

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