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St. Nicholas Monuments in Russia

Because Saint Nicholas is the patron of all travellers and, also, border guards, the Foundation of St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker is installing St. Nicholas monuments at various places along Russia's frontiers for the project From Kaliningrad to Chukotka. Cities, towns, and other organizations have also installed Saint Nicholas sculptures.

The beautifully detailed bronze statues are the work of some of Russia's most noted sculptors, including Gregor Potocki, Sergei Isakov (10), Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Klykov, Alexander Rukavishnikov, Raisa Lysenina, and Boris Sergeyev and Olga Pankratova. The scuptures are up to 8 meters high, weighing up to 6 tons. Sometimes they are air-lifted to remote locations and lowered into position.

The Saint Nicholas monuments are intended to bring the saint's protection to safeguard the spiritual and geographical areas of the country from internal and external threats. In addition Saint Nicholas, especially in Russia, is an eternal symbol of Christian love, patience and service.

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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Military Hospital, Golitsyno
2007
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Gregor Potocki
Ivanteevka, Moscow Region
2007
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
World's largest (10 meters)
Eastern border, Anadyr, Chukota
2004
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
2008
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
Maikop, Krasnodar Region
2006
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Klykov
Mozhaisk, Moscow Region
1998
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
Cathedral Square Achairskogo Cross, Omsk, Siberia
2006
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Vyacheslav Klykov
Cathedral Square, Perm
2008
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Gregor Potocki & Raisa Lysenina
Ryazan
Copy of statue given to Demre, Turkey
2006
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Central Research Institute, Sergiev-Posad
2007
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
Mamontov Hermitage, near Tambov
2008
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
Tanfilyev, Kuril Islands
2007
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Alexander Rukavishnikov
Central Square, Togliatti / Tolyatti, Samara
2004
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Boris Sergeyev & Olga Pankratova
Volga-Verkhovsky St. Olginsk Monastery, Tver
Headwaters of the Volga River
2001
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Klykov
Ugresh Monastery, Dzerzhinsk
1998
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
City park, Yeisk
2003
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Central Clinical Hospital, Moscow
2006
Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Sergei Isakov
Novosibirsk, Siberia
2011

Photo: Sayan Ring
Granite marker with mosaic icon
Seraphimovsky Cemetery
In memory of the Kursk crew
St. Petersburg, 2011
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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Kaliningrad
2010

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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Yeyksk, Krasnodar
2007

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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya archipelago
2008

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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Frontier post Nagurskoe, archipelago Franz Josef Land, the most northern post
2008

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Bronze St. Nicholas statue
Novorossiysk, Krasnodar
2008

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Photos 1-17, from the comprehensive Russian Saint Nicholas website, www.nikola, used by permission;
Photo 19, St. Petersburg Submariners' Club, used by permission;
Photos 20-24, from Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker Charitable Foundation, the foundation installing most of these monuments, used by permission.

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