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Monument to Lieutenant-Commander A. Kazarsky description and photo - Crimea: Sevastopol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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This monument is the very first one that was erected in the city of Sevastopol. He immortalized the feat of the brave team of the brig "Mercury", headed by their commander - Lieutenant-Commander A.I. Kazarsky (1799 - 1833).
During the Russian-Turkish war in the Bosphorus, in the month of May 1829, the brig "Mercury", equipped with twenty guns, entered into an unequal battle with two enemy ships: 110- and the 74-gun Selimia and Real Bey. The desperate sea battle lasted more than four hours. As a result of the battle, the brig suffered about 22 holes, as well as 297 injuries of varying severity, however, thanks to the professional conduct of the battle, the skill and courage of the Russian sailors, "Mercury" was able to become the winner. Even the enemy could not fail to recognize this brilliant victory, and one of the participants in this battle, the navigator of Real Bey, later wrote: `` ... During the battle it became clear to us that the captain of the brig would not surrender in any way, and if suddenly hope leaves him, then he is his brig just blow up. If in the greatest deeds of the ancient and modern period there are feats of courage, then this act from now on overshadows everything, and the hero's name deserves to be carved on the temple of glory in golden letters. ”
For his valiant feat, the brig" Mercury "was awarded the highest award, namely the right to carry the stern St. George flag. A.I. Kazarsky was nominated for the rank of captain of the second rank, awarded with St. George of the fourth degree and enlisted as an aide-de-camp in the royal retinue.
Monument to A.I. Kazarsky was opened in the city of Sevastopol in 1893, it was made according to the project of A.P. Bryullov, a famous architect. The monument was built in the style of classicism and belongs to the best monumental works of the first half of the nineteenth century. It consists of a truncated pyramid made of Crimean limestone, on which an antique cast-iron trireme is installed. In small niches of the podium there are high reliefs depicting A.K. Kazar and ancient gods: Mercury, Neptune and the goddess Nike, who personifies victory. On the pedestal there are military attributes that symbolize valor, glory, and two mascarons. There is only one laconic inscription on the monument, which was inscribed at the behest of Nicholas I - “Kazarsky. For posterity as an example.”
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