Photographer's Note

When the Bolsheviks took control of Russia in 1917 they begun to destroy religious and imperial monuments, most of statues with the former kings were destroyed and in their places it was put statues of Lenin or some revolutionary. When the communism had an end the new government decided to pay homage to the former kings, putting back the historical and important personages that were eliminated by the previous ideology.
This is one of these new monuments, inaugurated in 2014, in Alexander Gardens, at side of Kremlin. It is paying homage to the Russian Czar (Alexander I) who faced the invasion of Napoleon and won when had an idea to put fire in Moscow and left the Napoleon troops with no protection against the Russian winter.
The monument has marvelous bronze panels and it is divided in two different parts. Here we can see one of these panels with the czar surrounded by his generals, curiously one of them looks angry and have the hand closed as if he wanted to punch the czar. Above them there is the eagle of two heads, symbol of imperial Russia.
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Quando os Bolcheviques tomaram o poder em 1917 eles iniciaram um processo de demolio e remoo de monumentos religiosos e ligados s figuras do imprio, a maior parte das esttuas dos antigos reis foram derrubadas e derretidas e em seu lugar colocaram esttuas de Lenin e de alguns revolucionrios. Quando o comunismo acabou, o novo governo decidiu reparar essas perdas de simbologia e ergueu monumentos novos. Vemos aqui um pedao de um monumento em homenagem ao Czar Alexandre I. O monumento foi erguido em 2014 nos Jardins de Alexandre, ao lado das muralhas do Kremlin. O complexo dividido em duas partes, numa delas temos grandes painis de bronze com cenas da vida de Alexandre I, que lutou e venceu Napoleo ao atear fogo em Moscou e deixar os soldados inimigos sem ter onde se abrigar durante o inverno russo. Nesse painel vemos o czar rodeado de seus generais, acima temos a guia de duas cabeas, smbolo do imprio russo. Reparem como um dos generais tem cara zangada e punho da mo fechado, parece at que vai dar um soco no czar..

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11926 W: 174 N: 23440] (101434)
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  • Date Taken: 2019-09-17
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