Topic: Alexander II
A monument to the Emperor Alexander II has been recently restored and unveiled in Vyatka, a town situated in the Yaroslavl region.
Prior to the Revolution, the bronze monument to the Tsar-Liberator was very popular among local townsfolk. After the Bolsheviks seized power, most monuments to the Romanovs were destroyed or removed from squares and public buildings across the country.
The Vyatka monument had been badly damaged, but restored and once again on view for locals and visitors alike to reflect upon the legacy of one of Russia's most popular rulers.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 27 April, 2012.