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…