Monument to the wives of the Decembrists

On September 12, 2011 in the square of Volkonsky alley took place the unveiling of the monument to the wives of the Decembrists. It is 5.5 meters high. It is made up of a 3 meters high statues depicting Princess Maria Volkonsky. She was the wife of Decembrist Prince Sergei Volkonski. The princess voluntarily followed her husband in Siberia when he was exiled. The monument was casted in the city of Zhukovsky thanks to funds from entrepreneur V. L. Zakharova. The date of unveiling of this building matched the day of the foundation of the city of Irkutsk 350 years before.
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