A to Z of Statues – Peter The Great of Russia

In 2012 I went on a two city touring holiday in Russia.

This is a statue of Peter The Great which has the distinction of being the eighth highest statue in the World and commemorates three hundred years of the Russian Navy.

I thought it looked rater grand but perhaps a little unfairly this statue has been included in a list of the World’s top ten ugliest statues.

No doubt embarrassed by this, in 2010, Moscow offered the statue to Saint-Petersburg – who promptly turned it down.

The other nine in the top ten ugly statues list were…

Peace and Brotherhood Statue, Turkey (now demolished)

Kim II-Sung, North Korea

Victory Arch, Iraq

Tear of Grief, New Jersey USA

Michael Jackson, Fulham FC, UK

Rocky Balboa, sebia

Patient Zero, Mexico

Yuri Gagarin, Moscow, Russia

Johnny Depp, Serbia

Frank Zappa, Lithuania

St Petersburg didn’t need the statue because they have one of their own…

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14 responses to “A to Z of Statues – Peter The Great of Russia

  1. My word. I bet some of those are ugly

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  2. I think the Moscow version is so bonkers it’s brilliant!

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  3. We resisted the temptation to include in our post from Hania last week, a photo of the Venezelios statue in that town. It’s the spitting image of Alf Garnett!

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  4. You shouldn’t have resisted. I’d like to have seen that!

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  5. I like it . . . but, do they have vertical seas in Russia?

    Also, I always wondered about adding honorifics to a name. Peter the Great. I mean, it has a nice ring to it. Let’s see . . . Disperser the Wordy.

    . . . nah . . .

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  7. Very nice 👍👍👌👌

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