Monument to the Victims of Political Repressions


The monument represents the sculptures of sphinxes

The monument to The Victims of Political Repressions, that was mounted in 1995 on Robespierre Embankment, opposite the Kresty Prison, interprets repressions as an integral feature of totalitarian regimes, which is brought out by quotations on the pedestal: poems by Gumilev, Akhmatova, Andreev, Zabolotsky and Brodsky, texts Solzhenitsyn, Likhachev, Galanskov, Bukovsky and the facsimile of Raul Wallenberg. The monument represents the sculptures of sphinxes, created in 1994 by Mikhail Shemyakin. Their faces are cut in half - part living, part dead (the latter looks towards Kresty Prison). The sphinxes are placed on the pedestals, with Prison's Window composition between them.

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Voskresenskaya embankment
  • Working time: Round table
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