Alexey Shein monument

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One of the closest companions to Peter the Great in the Azov campaigns of 1695-1696, a representative of the old boyar family, Alexey Shein made a significant contribution to strengthening the Russian positions in the Sea of Azov. During the second Azov campaign in 1696, that resulted in the capture of Azov after a long siege, Shein was appointed commander of the Army, and then granted the title of generalissimo and given a personal award from Peter I - the nominal gold cup.
The monument to Alexey Shein, by sculptors Mikhail Lushnikov and Vladimir Mokrousov is the only monument in Russia to this remarkable military leader and statesman.