24 No Monument, Please

No Monument, Please

Posted on February 4, 2009 by

Russians against Monument

This monument was built in Moscow, but caused a lot of protest. They are even protesting now, after it’s standing there for some time. Some people say it was included in the list of the ten ugliest structures in the world.

One artist decided to see how it look like if placed not in Moscow but in other places in the world.

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“Monuments are against the monument”

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works by Alexei Soloviev

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24 Responses to “No Monument, Please”

  1. slavich says:

    This was originally a statue of columbus that we decided to dive to south america on an anniverciry of columbus, but they thought it was ugly and did not accept it. Now its been made into Peter

    a lot of people say that its not just ugly but innacurate as well

    • Miss India says:

      OMG look at how UGLY that British statue is! Of course Russians should stick to building beautiful Russian monuments. Meanwhile poor trash backwards Americans cannot build any monuments because they have no history or culture, no wonder the entire world views them as an uncultured barbarians! :(

  2. Ollie says:

    I kind of like it, to be fair. :)

    • Adan says:


      you should see it in real. it’s horrible, Peter looks like ugly toad 8-[

      Oh, I know why you like it – because Peter foughts with Sweden, right? (joking:)

      Come to Moscow (in the spring), we are not too far from Sweden. : )

      We have much more interest and nice staff here, really.

  3. Kirov says:

    This statue is OK, I don’t understand why all these mini MaxD’s are whining about.

    • maxD says:

      That’s problem indeed, that you do not understand. What are you going to do about it ?

      It looks like it was made by a commitee instead of an artist.

      Indeed ! Good point. I think I read this quote somewhere before, but that does not matter.

  4. sexyonion says:

    looks kinda coll by the big ben :p

  5. Adan says:

    gimme a letter if yo’ll need any advice. : )

    mail is on my site

  6. ShyCookie says:

    IIts hard to understand why they placed this status in Moscow…

    Peter was a St. Petersburg czar (city named after him)… he created st. petersburg and lived there…
    he really had nothing to do with the development of Moscow..

    If anything this should be moved to St. Pete…

    Also… if this was about 5-10 meters shorter… would look much better

  7. maxD says:

    It is a matter of taste.

    It is outrageously ugly IMO. Indeed.

  8. Russian_NYC says:

    What’s their problem? I say it’s pretty cool looking, magnificent even.

  9. jason says:

    The problem with this statue being in Moscow Russia is Lenin is not within it!

  10. cj oregonian says:

    It looks like it was made by a commitee instead of an artist.

  11. hardscarf says:

    When mayor Luzhkov will retire, he may take the statue with him to his dacha. A present from the Moscow people.

  12. obefiend says:

    i kinda like it too.. i like gawdiness….

  13. Lex says:

    The Volga Boatmen was the best.

  14. w says:

    It is truly hideous

  15. Atx says:

    If you guys don’t want it, I’ll take it. I think it looks awesome.

  16. max says:

    blow it up…… !

  17. Synonymous says:

    The one with Repin’s burlaks cracked me up big time. XD

  18. are you kidding says:

    Us Americans have monuments all over the world, just look at all of the free nations with free people living in them .

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