- Catherine II (more popularly known as Catherine the Great) had a huge influence on Russian history. The German-born empress reigned from 1762-1796. The monument on a little square at Nevskii Prospekt shows her as she probably would have liked. Catherine stands on a podium surrounded by G. Potemkin (politician and her long-time lover), princess E. Dashkova (her good friend), poet G. Derzhavin and general A. Suvorov. The monument was erected in 1873, designed by M. Mikeshin and sculpted by M. Chizhov.
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