January 01, 2022

Statues, Beer, and Prison Heads


Statues, Beer, and Prison Heads
A Gogol statue in Moscow. Alexei Kamarov

Moscow has been on a statue-erecting binge in recent years, with seemingly every square inch of free space destined to commemorate something or someone. Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper recently tallied the capital’s monuments, after the capital’s fourth one to Nikolai Gogol and the fifth one to Dostoyevsky were unveiled in November.

People with the most monuments in Moscow:

1.      Vladimir Lenin (164)
2.     Alexander Pushkin (18)
3.     Peter the Great (10)
4.     Alexander Suvorov, Mikhail Kalinin (9)

5.      Leo Tolstoy (8)
6.     Vladimir Vysotsky, Georgy Zhukov, Maxim Gorky (7)
7.     Mikhail Kutuzov, Mikhail Frunze, Mikhail Lomonosov, Sergei Yesenin (6)

8.     Mikhail Lermontov, Yury Gagarin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (5)
9.     Marina Tsvetayeva, Nikolai Gogol, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Kliment Timiryazev (4)


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