Vladimir the Great, Monument to a Russian Hero… or is it? A recent addition to the centre of Moscow has been turning heads. From its very conception over two years ago to its unveiling on 4th November 2016, the monument to Vladimir the Great (Владимир Святославич/Владимир Великий) has been a point of heated discussion. The ...
Understandably, visitors to Saint Petersburg might be a bit surprised and confused when they discover that there is a monument «Памятник Альфреду Нобелю» honouring Alfred Nobel in the Petrogradskaya district. However, honouring the inventor of dynamite and the founder of the prize that bears his name has its reasons and links the ground-breaking invention that ...