The opening of the monument to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich in St. Petersburg

The opening of the monument to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich in St. Petersburg
At 12:00 November 19, 2013 with a shot gun Naryshkin bastion fortress in the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps began opening ceremony of the monument to General feldtseyhmeystera Russian army , Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich Romanov . Opening of the monument was dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery and the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty .

Opening ceremony of the Museum of Artillery commanded Director Doctor of historical sciences , professor, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Armenia , Colonel Valery Krylov .

Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich was the son of Emperor Nicholas I and the younger brother of Emperor Alexander II, abolished serfdom in Russia in 1861.

Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich held the highest post of the chairman of the State Council of the Russian Empire For 24 years, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich held the highest post of the chairman of the State Council of the Russian Empire and commanded the Russian artillery, while the rank of feldtseyhmeystera, after the death buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

For 20 years, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich was the governor of the Caucasus, in the period ended Caucasian War and the Caucasus eventually became part of Russia.

The pedestal of the monument to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich
The pedestal of the monument to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich was designed, manufactured and donated to the Military- Historical Museum of Artillery stone processing plant "PetroMramor".

The pedestal and the details of improvement were made of granite deposits «Zheltau yellow» in the area of art of stone carving factory " PetroMramor ."

The author of the monument became a Moscow architect Andrei Shipunov.

Bust monument was donated by the Grand Duke of the Military Historical Museum of Artillery of St. Michael the Athos monastery , initiated the establishment of an honorary churchwarden of which was the Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich .

On the opening day November 19, 2013 a monument was consecrated vicar of St. Michael the Athos male Desert Abbot Gerasim and Archpriest Gennady Belovolova.

The opening of the monument to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich in St. Petersburg