Ostrovsky Square

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Ostrovsky is one of a group of squares designed by Carlo Rossi, one of Russia's most talented architects. Lined by Alexandra Theatre, in the centre stands a statue of Catherine II, bearing the symbols of power (sceptre and laurel crown) and surrounded by her favourites: Suvorov, who defeated Napoleon in Italy and Potemkin, the victor in Crimea. This statue escaped the fury of the Soviet government, which toppled all the others depicting the tsarina.

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National Library of Russia
National Library of Russia
Founded in 1795, the National Library of
30 minutes
Architect Rossi Street
Architect Rossi Street
As its name indicates, this street was
30 minutes
Lomonosov Square
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