Topic: Alexander III
On March 13th, I reported that a new monument to the Emperor Alexander III is to be erected in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk this summer.
Earlier this week, organisers released sketches of the proposed statue to the Russian tsar who initiated the construction of the Trans Siberian Railway in 1891.
The monument will be erected in a square facing the railway bridge that spans the Ob River.
The unveiling is expected to take place at the end of June when the Siberian city will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Trans Siberian Railway.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 22 March, 2012