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Envelopes [Irkutsk]. Monument to emperor Alexander III
Envelopes [Irkutsk] - Monument to emperor Alexander III
Number: 2005-74 (Russia)
Date: 25 January 2005
Author: Foto G.korobovo

Description: On June, 22nd, 1903 in Irkutsk the base of a monument has been incorporated, and solemn opening took place on August, 30th 1908g. " to the Majestic founder of the Great Siberian way in to emperor Alexander III ". Height of a monument of 13,5 meters. A place for a monument have chosen there, where the central street of city (greater, nowadays Charles Marx's street) Approached to the river Angara, and on opposite I protect were well visible a building of station both running on the West and the east of a train on the Trans-Siberian Railway (Moscow-Wladivostok - 9288 km). The author of a monument - R.R.Bah, on four sides of the top part of a pedestal has arranged bas-reliefs , Siberian general-governors M.M.Spiranskogo and N.N.Muravyova, and also the two-headed eagle holding in claws a roll with Alexander III.
In 1920 the decision provincial revolutionary committee a figure of tsar from a pedestal have removed and have brought down bronze inscriptions " to Emperor Alexander III " and " Grateful Siberia ". Till 1964 the pedestal was empty, while under the project of architect V.P.Shmatkova on it the tetrahedral seven-meter spike is not established, and the monument began to refer to to " Subjugators of Siberia " covers 186-1989 ,
PK 1969., PK 1980.
The decision to reconstruct a monument to recreate its original form belongs to collective Vostochno-Sibirskoj of the-Siberian railway. The project of reconstruction of a monument is carried out by institute "Gildorproekt". For a reconstruction of a sculpture have been used also pre-revolutionary a href="http://www.baikal.ru/icards/streets/main/pa240_d.htm ">Post cards with kinds of a monument
Authors of the new recreated monument: architect A.V.Jakovlev, sculptor A.S.Charkin, the sculpture of tsar is cast at St.-Petersburg combine " Sculpture ".
Solemn opening of recreated monument Alexander III solemnly has occured on October, 14th, 2003

Presentation cover and stamps takes place on June, 5th, 2005 in Day of city at a monument to Alexander III in tent of mobile post office

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