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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Sankt-Peterburg

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