Around Arbatskaya Ploschad

Nikolai Gogol Monument (Happy Gogol)

Nikolai Gogol Monument (July 2013)

The more prominent of the two Gogol statues around Arbatskaya Ploschad is this one located on Gogolevsky Bulvar which replaced the original statue which was deemed too gloomy. In 1952, on the 100th anniversary of Gogol's death, the original statue was taken down and replaced with this new statue by the sculptor Nikita Tomsky, who has managed to depict Gogol in a happier mood.  The only remaining feature of the original monument are the smiling lions at the bottom of the lampposts behind the statue.

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Location intersection of Arbatskaya Ploschad and Gogolevsky Bulvar
Metro Arbatskaya