Monument to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna to be Unveiled in Denmark Topic: Maria Feodorovna, Empress
A bronze bust of the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna (Princess Dagmar of Denmark) will be unveiled in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The ceremony is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov, ITAR-TASS reports. Participants of the ceremony will include Russian Ambassador to Denmark Mikhail Vanin, Prince Joachim, the youngest son of Queen Margrethe and representatives of the mayor’s office of Frederiksberg.
The foundation of the bust is copied from the monument of Emperor Alexander III (husband of Maria Feodorovna), which was erected in Fredensborg Castle park in 1903. The bust of the Empress is created by sculptor Sergey Boguslavsky. The project has been spearheaded by the Cultural Society Dagmaria in Denmark.
The bust of Alexander III was erected in the park of Fredensborg Castle in 1903, nine years after the Emperor’s death, by the initiative of the neighbors of the Imperial villa, Kajservaj 1, Fredensborg. These people respected the Russian Emperor for his personal qualities and thus wished to honor his memory.
Bust of Empress Maria Feodorovna in Copenhagen Topic: Maria Feodorovna, Empress
Visitors to Copenhagen can view a bust dedicated to the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna at the Alexander Nevsky Church. The bust is a copy of the one made by the Russian sculptor Mark Antokolski in 1887 at St. Petersburg.
The Dowager Empress Maria died in Denmark on October 13, 1928, her funeral was held at the Alexander Nevsky Church, the city's only Russian Orthodox Church.