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Shaped like a bell and surrounded by 128 bronze figures, this monument to Russia's millennium honors the politicians and other people who most contributed to the development of the country between 862 and 1862.
This monument is so beautiful and every frieze tell a story, the faces are so real and life like. It was very interesting to hear the history. The Germans wanted to break it down, fortunately there was not enough time.
Saw this yesterday and thought it was quite amazing. It is very detailed and if you some of the famous Russians, you will be able to find them! From scholars to queens to leaders or war heroes. A very nice monument to see.
I will repeat part of what I have written about the wider Kremlin Area of Novgorod:
'The ‘Millennium of Russia' which was erected in 1862 on the 1000th year anniversary of Russia, it is in the shape of a big bell and depicts the most...More
The sculpture itself is amazing, and I was glad to have a guide explain it. The history of the statute itself is also amazing, from the brothers who built it, the original dedication, to its disassembly by the Nazis in WWI (who planned to cart...More