The monument to Alexander Pushkin
The monument is standing in the center of Moscow, and this is the place where lovers like to date; here different politicians hold meetings, and poetry-lovers arrange improvised concerts.
Unveiling of the monument in June 1880 turned into a three-day popular festival... As the monument was erected not for the state money, but the money of the people who collected it by subscription.
The overall height of the monument is 11 meters. The pedestal (architect I.S. Bogomolov) bears the poetry lines of Pushkin. Nationwide love to the monument turned to be the best witness of artistic success of the sculptor.
The place for the monument was not selected by mistake either: many pages of the poet's life have been linked with Tverskoy boulevard – here at the ball he met his would-be wife – a beauty Nataly Goncharova.
Metro stations «Pushkinskaya», «Tverskaya», and «Chehovskaya» are not far away from the monument.