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Monument to V. N. Tatishchev description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Togliatti. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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In 1737, a Russian historian, scientist, compiler of the first Russian encyclopedic dictionary, statesman and associate of Peter I - Vasily Nikitich Tatishchev founded the city of Stavropol (now Togliatti). For a long time, according to the city planner's idea, Stavropol was a fortress city that protected the Russian land from the raids of nomads. When the Kuibyshev reservoir was created in 1953, the city was moved to a hill, and the old buildings were completely submerged.
255 years after the founding of Stavropol, on September 2, 1998, a monument was erected on the Volga bank, near the flooded old city V.N. Tatishchev. A rider on a rearing horse, symbolizing the power and strength of the city, the founder of which always remained at his best in any situation. The pedestal of the monument is 14 meters high, It has the form of a miniature fortress of the era of Peter I with protruding polygonal towers in stone walls. The author of the project was Moscow sculptor A. Rukavishnikov and architect A. Kochekovsky.
The monument, erected at the expense of ordinary citizens, in a short time became a symbol of Togliatti, and now it can be seen on the souvenir products of the city, stamps and envelopes. and is also widely used by local manufacturers on packaging and labels. The monument to V.N.Tatishchev is the number one attraction when visiting the city of Togliatti. The boulevard and Togliatti University are also named after V.N. Tatishchev.
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