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Ivan Susanin Monument

Ivan Susanin Monument (November 2014)

This monument to the man credited with saving the life of Mikhail Romanov from Polish interventionists is a Soviet creation which was unveiled in 1967. An early monument to Ivan Susanin was created in 1851 on the orders of Emperor Nicholas I. This monument featured a bust of Tsar Michael on a column with Susanin standing at the base. This monument was demolished in 1918 although there are plans to recreate it.