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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 ,
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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_00 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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