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Monument to Admiral Stepan Makarov

A highly decorated naval officer, explorer, author, and designer of the world's first icebreaker, Vice-Admiral Stepan Makarov was killed in action in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).

  • Monument to Admiral Stepan Makarov in Kronshtadt near St Petersburg, Russia
    Monument to Admiral Stepan Makarov in Kronshtadt
  • Icebreaker Yermak in polar seas, on the pedestal of the Monument to Admiral Makarov in Kronshtadt, near St Petersburg, Russia
    Icebreaker Yermak in polar seas, on the pedestal of the Monument to Admiral Makarov in Kronshtadt

This magnificent memorial to Makarov was erected in 1913 on Yakornaya Ploshchad ("Anchor Square") in front of the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicolas in Kronshtadt, the headquarters of the Russian Imperial Navy. The sculptor of the monument was Leonid Sherwood, who chose to use as the pedestal a 160-ton granite rock originally cut for a monument to Peter the Great in front of Kazan Cathedral, which sunk in transit to St. Petersburg. The bottom of the rock is engraved with the words: "Remember war". This was the personal motto of Stepan Makarov.

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