Around the City

Yuri Dolgoruky Monument

Yuri Dolgoruky Monument (July 2012)Located just outside the earthen mound and fitting in wonderfully with its surroundings is a monument to the founder of Yuriev-Polsky - Yuri Dolgoruky. Yuri Dolgoruky was born around the turn of the 12th century and became the Prince of Rostov-Suzdal and then the Grand Prince of Kiev. He is famous for founding many other Russian cities, including Moscow. Like most statues of Yuri Dolgoruky prominence is given to his arm as Dolgoruky means the Long-Armed, a name gained due to his policy of meddling in Kievan affairs from afar.