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Monday, 16 June 2014
Monument to Emperor Peter III Unveiled in Kiel, Germany
Topic: Peter III

 
Monument to Emperor Peter III at Kiel, Germany. The sculptor, Alexander Taratvnov is pictured right
 
In the German town of Kiel on the Baltic Sea coast a monument has been unveiled honoring the Russian Emperor Peter III. The composition is the work of Russian sculptor Alexander Taratynov, Deutsche Welle reports.

This is the first monument dedicated to the Russian emperor in Germany. The initiative to establish the sculpture was promoted by the Tsar’s Society of Kiel, which is engaged in the study of the biography of the Russian monarch.

Karl Peter Ulrich, who became known in Russian history as Emperor Peter III, was born in Kiel when the city was the capital of the duchy of Holstein-Gottorp into the family of the eldest daughter of Emperor Peter I and the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (nephew of Charles XII of Sweden). 
 
© Russkiy Mir. 16 June, 2014
 

 

Posted by Paul Gilbert at 9:43 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:10 AM EDT
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