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Nicholas I monument inagurated in Czech Republic

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Nicholas I monument inagurated in Czech Republic


Franzfoto – Vlastní dílo, CC BY-SA 3.0//commons.wikimedia.orgGala opening ceremony of the monument to Nicholas I took place in Teplice, Czech Republic, TASS informs. Senior Council of Russian Consulate General in Karlovy Vary Igor Melnik took part in the ceremony. Giving a speech the diplomat thanked city administration for support of Russia’s efforts to eternalize the remembrance of Nicholas I who used to visit Teplice many times.

Authorities of the resort city made decision to set a monument in the city center next to the statues of Peter the Great and Alexander the First. It is noteworthy that all three memorials were created by the sculptor Vladimir Kuznetsov and supported by Russian expats from social organization Kovcheg-Arkha residing in Czech Republic. Peter the Great started a tradition of visiting Teplice when having ended the Prutsk military campaign he spent some time in Czech Kingdom widely known for its healing springs. Representatives of Russian nobility loved to rest in Teplice too.

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