The first stone of Moskovskiye Vorota (Moscow’s door) was laid on July 9, 1811 to celebrate the ten years of reign of Alexander I. This triumphal arch was designed by architect I. A. Kruglikova. It was unveiled on September 15, 1813. It was located on the edge of the town of Irkutsk, on the way that led to European Russia. With time the monument deteriorated. It was dismantled in 1928.
In August 2009 it was decided to rebuild Moskovskiye Vorota. In the summer of 2011, exactly 200 years after the first stone was laid, the new construction began. The unveiling took place on September 14, 2011. It was programmed so as to match the celebration of the 350 years of the city.