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Art at Site 	www.moscowart.info	Zurab K.	Tsereteli	Peter I the Great
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Zurab K. Tsereteli

Peter I the Great

1997
Krymskaya naberezhnaya
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Monument in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy.
Statue of Peter the Great on the River Moscow. Originally the statue was made for Columbus, Ohio and it portrayed Cristopher Columbus on his ship. The town rejected this gargantuan statue of its namegiver. Undeterred, Tsereteli gave Columbus a little makeover, removed the crosses and replaced the head, and today, it is a Peter the Great statue and the monument commemorates the tercentenary of the Russian Navy.
The 94 m tall statue is the third tallest statue in the world.