Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, Polotsk

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  • Monument to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 year in Polotsk is one of the few monuments established by order of the Russian Emperor Nicholas I in places the most important battles of the Napoleonic wars. 200 years ago 18-20 October 1812 year in Polotsk important battle took place, during which Russian troops under the command of Peter Wittgenstein defeated French troops under the command of Marshal Saint-Cyr Monument, built in Byzantine style, was erected in 1850 year in polatsk on the Cabinet area (present-day liberty square) in "re-remembrance of the Patriotic War of 1812 Goda". Opening of the monument took place on 26 August (7 September) 1850 year on the eve of the anniversary of the battle of Borodino. The ceremony was attended by the heir to the Russian throne, tsesarevich Alexander Nikolaevitch. The opening was accompanied by a religious procession and solemn divine service at the foot of the monument, which was attended by kolenopreklonjonnye troops and heir himself. Polotsk monument-Chapel is a truncated octagonal Pira-Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a cylindrical pedestal, topped with an onion-shaped dome with pozolo received Orthodox cross. Around the middle part of the pyramid is located in the seven pairs of columns with gold-plated double-headed Eagles. The Polotsk PA-mjatnike installed image depicting the holy martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, PA-mashing which Orthodox Church celebrates October 7 (20 October), on the day of re-"storming of Polotsk. After the revolution in 1932 year monument to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 year was destroyed and sent to the facility to metal cast from the monument to the leader of the world proletariat to v. i. Lenin. The newly restored monument was inaugurated on May 21, 2010 year.
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  • Is a memorial to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1812 Russia expeditions, made with squares. Cannon also line up. It is a square are maintained in very good and clean.
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