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Moscow - Promenades

Moskau (Russisch: Москва) ist die Hauptstadt, die bevölkerungsreichste Stadt und das Hauptzentrum Russlands. Es ist die größte Stadt Europas und es ist auch die siebtgrößte Stadt in der Welt, ...eine Megastadt! Moskau hat hat mehr als 10.000.000 Einwohner.

Moscow (Russian: Москва́) is the capital, the most populous city and the major centre of Russia. It is the largest city of Europe and it is also the seventh largest city proper in the world, ...a megacity! The population of Moscow is more than 10,000,000.

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Manfred Tinebor

Moscow - Promenades

Monument of Peter the Great

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Taken: June 12, 2010
Uploaded: July 04, 2010
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Olympus uT8000,ST8000

  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    13 years 6 months ago
    A very lovely scene. I do like the monument and all the fine detailing; but I'd probably have to see this item in person to understand why it is so disliked.

    Luv ya!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      13 years 6 months ago
      Let me try to explain, dear Sweet Caroline :-)
      The monument shows Peter the Great standing at the steer of a ship with a map in his hand. The 98 meter high bronze monument is located on a huge granite pillar.
      The monument to Peter the Great is definitely the most hated by the people of Moscow.
      It is known, Peter the Great disliked Moscow. Peter the Great loved Saint Petersburg. St. Petersburg was his capital city!
      So the Moscow people say, the right place for this monument is not Moscow but St. Petersburg. In Moscow it is out of place, it is disproportional and collides with the surroundings.
      • Carolynd411 (Private)
        13 years 6 months ago
        Thank you, dear Professor Manfred, for answering my question regarding the statue in Moscow. I am enjoying so much the beautiful pictures of Moscow and St. Petersburg; and I also hope I can learn a few historical facts about the two as I go along. What makes it even nicer is learning the facts directly from the country's people rather than from a book. It has more meaning and will stay with me longer. I've always enjoyed geography and history; and if computers had been around when I was going to school, I would have been a far brighter kid. The children in today's world have so much at their fingertips, but chose to throw away such golden opportunities for learning everything. There's no excuse for ignorance in today's world. Thank you, Sweetie.

        Luv ya bunches!
        Sweet Caroline
  • Okinew (Private)
    13 years 7 months ago
    We don't like this monument. It is considered one of the ugliest in the world.
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