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    Monument to Count NN Muraveva-Amur Khabarovsk

    • Telegino, Russia
    • Monument to Count NN Muraveva-Amur Khabarovsk$$
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      The Governor-General of Eastern Siberia Nikolai Ants-Amur last years of his life in Paris. But in spite of this in 1881 by decree of Emperor Alexander III was a competition for the construction of the monument in Khabarovsk. It won the project architect Opekushin. At the grand opening of the monument in 1891 was attended by the prince and future Emperor Nicholas II. Monument to the governor-general was installed on top of the Amur cliff, with the view of Nicholas Muraviev-Amur sent towards China. Around the monument are fixed four bronze memorial plaques, and another is on the stairs. They listed the names of Russian officers and other citizens who took an active part in joining the Amur region in Russia. 

      The monument is located around the fence of the old cast-iron guns of the XIX century and anchor chains. In 1925, according to the Decree on the monuments of Dalrevkom decided to demolish the monument, which, in their opinion, not of historical and artistic value. The monument was destroyed and submitted for scrap. In its place was erected one of the many monuments to Lenin, which stood until 1983. By the 125th anniversary of the founding of Khabarovsk replaced Lenin came from the stele "Rook", dedicated to the memory Russian explorers. But she stood for nine years. At the end of 1980 was organized to raise funds for the restoration of the original monument Muraўevu-Amur to the competitive model of the architect, miraculously survived the Russian museums. Copy The original sculpture was cast under the direction of the Leningrad sculptor and a graduate of the Academy of Arts LV Aristova.

      In 2006, the Bank of Russia began issuing banknotes in denominations of 5,000 rubles, with the image of the monument Muraveva-Amur on the background of rocks and the river Amur in the front of the note.

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