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Topic: Alexander III
A new monument to Emperor Alexander III has been unveiled in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. The ceremony was attended by local government officials, members of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as Paul Kulikovsky (the great-grandson of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna).
It was Emperor Alexander III who ordered the construction of the Trans Siberian Railway, of which the city was a major terminus. The new monument overlooks a railway bridge which spans the Ob River.
Large screens were erected for the ceremony in which visitors could view newsreels and photographs about the reign of Alexander III and the construction of the Trans Siberian Railway, considered to be one of the most significant events in the city's history.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 23 June, 2012