President Putin and Patriarch Kirill to reveal a new statue in the centre of Moscow on National Unity Day

The monument’s height including its pedestal is approximately 18 meters.
03 November 2016
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in National Unity Day celebrations on November 4. According to the Kremlin press service, festivities will begin after the ceremony of laying flowers in front of the statue of Minin and Pozharsky.

The head or state will then be joined by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and the two of them will reveal the statue of the Equal of the Apostles Great Prince Vladimir. The monument was created on the initiative of the Russian Military Historical Society and Moscow’s government. Until now, the Holy Great Prince was depicted as the Baptizer of Rus in the Millennium of Russia monument in Veliky Novgorod.

Cast in Moscow Region’s Khimki, the bronze monument will be installed on Borovitskaya square right next to the Kremlin walls. The statue’s height including its pedestal is approximately 18 meters. The sculpture’s author, Memnber of the Russian Academy of Arts, People’s Artist of Russia Salavat Shcherbakov.

The ceremony will also be attended by members of the Russian Government, deputies of both chambers of the Federal Assembly, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and representavives of public organizations, scientists, cultural workers and artists.