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Governor of Petersburg Opened the Memorial Sign “Triumph of the Russian Navy” in Kronshtadt

2018 july 27

The memorial sign “Triumph of the Russian Navy” was ceremonially opened today in Anchor Square of Kronshtadt. The ceremony was attended by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko, Andrei Kartapolov, Commander of the Western Military District, Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy Alexander Fedotenkov, and Maxim Shubarev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Setl Group holding (sponsor of installation of the sign). The opening of the memorial sign is timed to coincide with several important dates in Russian history at once: 330 years from the day of discovery of the small boat St. Nicholas by young Peter I, and 295 years from the day of founding the Kronshtadt Fortress and from the day of the first naval parade featuring the Small Boat. It should be noted that the Setl Group holding was a sponsor of installation of the unique monument, along with the Government of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Ministry of Culture, and Russian Academy of Arts. The monument was created with the blessing by Cyril, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, and its installation was initiated by the Women’s Orthodox Patriotic Society. The main façade is a monumental panel titled “Triumph of the Russian Navy” by People’s Artist V. I. Nesterenko, in a mosaic technique. The panel shows the first naval parade in Kronshtadt held in honor of the creation of the Russian Navy. The project’s sculptor is RF People’s Artist Salavat Scherbakov, and its architect is Vasily Danilov. As envisioned by the originators, the monument and the square around are to become a small open-air commemorating the glorious traditions of the Russian Navy. The area around the memorial sign has been paved with granite blocks, with LED spotlights near the sign to provide artistic highlighting at night time.

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