Alexander I monument

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The monument to the Russian emperor Alexander I, who ended his days in Taganrog, was put there after his death in 1831. The prominent Russian sculptors Ivan Martos and Avram Melnikov started the project, which was financed by the imperial Romanov family. The emperor’s widow ordered to put it in the centre of Alexandrovskaya square. It was the place, where was located the monastery, where the funeral service for the Russian emperor took place.