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Saint Petersburg, or rather still more like the Scandinavian Sankt Petersburg

 

  Krusenstern  
  On the Большая Нева – Bolshaya Neva and no longer far from outlet to the Gulf of Finland – Финский залив – Suomenlahti, at dusk on 5 November 2015. The majestic ship Крузенштерн – Krusenstern, once christened Padua after her construction by Germany in 1926, became WWII war booty, but she was renamed for the Swedish-Baltic-German high seas explorer in Russian Imperial Service, in short, for the Descendant of European Christendom, Adam Johann von Krusenstern – Адам Иоганн фон Крузенштерн, a.k.a., Иван Фёдорович Крузенштерн (* 8./19. November 1770 in Haggud bei Rappel, Estland – in Schloss Ass bei Gilsenhof, Wierland 12./24. August 1846 †).  

 

 

Schroeder/Monighetti monument to Peter the Great in Petrozavodsk  

 

 

 

 

 

Schroeder/Monighetti monument to Peter the Great in Petrozavodsk in Monighetti's park

... though not in Санкт-Петербург – Saint Petersburg but rather in Петрозаводск – Petrozavodsk, founded on Russia's and Europe's second largest lake, Онего / Онежское Озеро – Lake Onega, in 1703 like Saint Petersburg. The sculptor of this monument (1872) was a man named Иван Шредер – Ivan Schröder (1835-1908; family from Königsberg; no Kalinins here), and the architect was a Italian-Swiss-Russian man surnamed Монигетти, Ипполит Антонович – Monighetti, Ippolit Antonovich (1819–1878), all in all how eminently appropriate an adornment for these two cities of Пётр (Великий) I – Peter (the Great) I of Russia (r. 30 May (N.S. 9 June) 1682 to 28 January (N.S. 8 February) 1725).
Бедные, бедные Славянофилы! poor, poor Slavophiles!
   

 

 

Peter the Great monument in Arkhangelsk from 1911   Pierre le Grand monument in Kronstadt by the very French Théodore-Joseph-Napoléon Jacques
1911 in Arkhangelsk   Pierre le Grand monument in Kronstadt by the very French Théodore-Joseph-Napoléon Jacques

 

 

on the Moscow river   Peter the Great in Astrakhan
On the Moscow River.   Astrakhan

 

 

 

Василий Иванович Суриков – Vasily Ivanovich Surikov    
Detail from В.И Суриков – V.I. Surikov (1848-1916), Утро стрелецкой казни – Morning of Streltsy's execution 1881 (depicting executions following the Стрелецкий бунт – Streltsy Uprising of 1698).    

 

 

  Алексей Петрович Боголюбов Alexey Petrovich Bogolyubov  
  Боголюбов А.П. – A.P. Bogolyubov (1824-1896), Катание на Нева – Sledging on the Neva, 1854 in the Третьяков – Tretyakov  

 

 

   
    The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
    In the Эрмитаж – Hermitage, The Three Graces (or Χάριτες–Charities) Ἀγλαΐα–Aglaea (Splendor), Εὐφροσύνη–Euphrosyne (Joy and Mirth), and Θαλία–Thalia (Abundance) the work of 1812 to 1816 of the great Italian neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)

 

 

 

  in the Church of the Dormition in Saint Petersburg  
  ... в Храме Успения Пресвятой Богородицы в г. Санкт-Петербурге ...in the Church of the Dormition in Saint Petersburg  

 

 

 

   
  Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic in Saint Petersburg  
  Музей Арктики и Антарктики в Санкт-Петербурге –  
    Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic in Saint Petersburg  

 

 

 

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