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Entries / The Crimean (Siberian) Column, a monument

The Crimean (Siberian) Column, a monument

Categories / Tsarskoe Selo and town of Pushkin. The digital chronological reference book/Monuments of history and culture

The town of Pushkin, 64/68 Parkovaya Street.
The painter: Gavriyil Ignatyevich Kozlov (1738-1791)

The monument was opened in July 1777.

The sculptor decoration was set on the obelisk top in 1785.

Materials: Gornoshitsky light gray polished marble was used for column, the foundation was made of gray granite, the sculptor decoration on the top was made of bronze.

The Crimean (Siberian) Column is devoted to the annexation of the Crimea according to the Peace Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca which finished the Russo - Turkey War of 1768-1774.
Constructing the column was connected with the constructing of the complex of the Reserved yard and guard-houses to the design of the architect V.I. Neyelov on the territory outside of the Catherine Park. A marble column was decided to set in the square in front of buildings of the guard-houses according to the request of Catherine II. A monolith for making the column was brought from Yekaterinburg. Firstly the column was named “Siberian” by the place of extraction of marble. The complete decoration of the column was made in workshops of the office of building the St. Isaac’s Church. In March 1777 the column was brought into Tsarskoye Selo, in July it was placed on the foundation. For a long time there was not a sculptor decoration on its top. After the legal implementation of the joining of the Crimea to Russia in 1783 the artist G.I. Kozlov got the order to create the decorative symbol composition “Trofei” (“Trophies”). The composition, which included Turkish flags, horse-tails, arms, was cast at the Petersburg State Bronze Factory. On 22 October 1785 the composition was set on the top of the column. The column was named Crimean. The original architect surrounding of the monument was completely lost.
The monument high is 16.57 metres, the column high is 10.55 meters, the bronze composition high is 2.55 metres.

Catherine II, Empress
Kozlov Grigory Mikhailovich
Neelov Vasily Ivanovich

Parkovaya Street/Pushkin, town, house 64/68

the 1770s

The Kagul Obelisk, Morey Column, Chesme Column, Crimea Column, Tower Ruin, Turkish Cascade were built in the honour of the victories of the Russian Army in the Russo - Turkish War of 1768-1774
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Alms-House of Empress Alexandra Fiodorovna for disabled soldiers in the Babolovsky Park.

The idea of creating an alms-house for disabled soldiers who got injures during the Russo-Japanese War belonged to Empress Alexandra Fiodorovna. A nice plot of the Babolovsky Park on the meadow at the Crimea Column was allotted for construction of
Source: Tsarskoe Selo