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The monument to this historical figure is located in Moscow on Tverskaya Square. This is one of the most controversial Moscow monuments in the city. This is also a hero of the capital's folklore, as well as an example of the art of the USSR in the early post-war period - the end of the 1940s - the beginning of the 1950s. The monument has features of Soviet-style realism, as well as great attention to all secondary details and decor. However, it is striking in its grandeur and grandeur.
Yuri Dolgoruky is rightly considered the founder of Moscow. According to tradition, in 1947, the city's eight hundredth anniversary was celebrated on a grand scale. Particular attention was paid to the founder of the capital. So it was decided to build a monument to the founder of the capital.
The author of the monument is the master of plastics and ceramics S. Orlov. The monument literally gravitates to the styles of ancient Russian architecture. The monument was built within seven years. The lengthy construction was primarily due to the fact that it was in that year in which the construction of the monument began that it was decided to build Stalin's skyscrapers.
It is interesting that initially an inscription was planned on this monument that would mention the fact that the sculpture was erected thanks to the care of the Soviet government. However, the author insisted that there should not be such an inscription. So before us is perhaps the only case when the monument does not reflect the ideology prevailing in those days. But that made him no worse.
This monument is a well-deserved symbol of the capital. He survived various eras and a different attitude towards himself - from respectful to disapproving. However, now his image is distributed on many greeting cards and souvenirs, and all the memorable events for Moscow take place near this monument. This gives all the solemn events a certain zest.