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/ Main / News / Odessa will celebrate the New Year with renewed Duke. Picture story

Placed: 19.12.2014 10:25:14

Odessa will celebrate the New Year with renewed Duke. Picture story

In Odessa are completed restoration works of the monument to Duke de Richelieu. Picture story

The restoration works of the monument to Duke de Richelieu are completed. Were restored the step foots of the monument and high-reliefs decorating the pedestal, as well as was reset authentic fencing around the monument. At the end of repair and restoration works the specialists washed pedestal and granite steps on the monument and sculpture to Duke de Richelieu itself. This was done with special technique and sparing cleansers.
In addition to restoration of the monument to the famous administrator of Odessa, the other works on preparation for the celebration of the New Year continue on Primorsky Boulevard. Ones put the lawns in order, set festive illuminations, install and prepare for installation Christmas fairy-tale characters on the Dumska Square.
The monument to Odessa city first administrator Armand Emmanuel du Plessier duke de Richelieu was manufactured in St.-Petersburg and opened in Odessa on April, 22, 1828.
The sculpture was supervised by Ivan Martos.
The pedestal was executed by the architect Avraam Melnikov.
Granite was brought from Voznesensk, and the pink granite was presented by the landowner from Kherson Skaroninskiy.
The monument to Duke de Richelieu is registered in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Nowadays, this monument is a visit card of Odessa. And it is hard to imagine, what could Odessa be like without that wonderful Frenchman Richelieu.











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