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Yakornaya Square

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YAKORNAYA SQUARE in Kronstadt, the central square of the town, limited by the ravine of Petrovsky Dock, the wall of the Admiralty and Obvodny Canal. The square appeared in 1754 as the place for the storage of anchors and anchor chains (hence the name, meaning anchor square; in November 1918 the square was renamed as Revolyutsii Square, though the name did not become common). The square took on its current appearance in the late 19th century with the building of St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. In 1913, a monument to admiral S.O. Makarov was set up on Yakornaya Square (sculptor L.V. Shervud). From 1917 to the early 1920s, the square was a popular place for meetings of Kronstadt workers, seamen and soldiers. In 1974, Yakornaya Square was reconstructed: its area was paved with stone blocks, and a pavement flagged in cast-iron was built on the western side of the square. In 1986, two anchors were installed here, as well as part of the armour and the turret of I.I. Tambasov memorial gun taken off from the battleship Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya (October Revolution). Before that time the articles were set in the Summer Garden of Kronstadt where they were put in 1957. The square also accommodates the Common Grave of the participants of the Revolution and the Civil war. In 1974, a headstone was added to the grave, designed by architect L.K. Larionov, and an Eternal Fire was lit here in 1980.

G. Y. Nikitenko.

Larionov L.K.
Makarov Stepan Osipovich
Shervud Leonid Vladimirovich
Tambasov Ivan Ivanovich

Yakornaya Square/Kronshtadt, city

Петров Г. Ф. Кронштадт: Очерк истории города. 2-е изд., перераб. и доп. Л., 1985

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