Within the Garden Ring: Around Ulitsa Prechistka

Fridtjof Nansen Monument

Fridtjof Nansen Monument (August 2013)

Standing next to the Moscow office of the Red Cross is a statue of Norwegian explorer, diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Nansen is especially remembered in Russia due to his role in firstly helping First World War POWs leave Russia in 1920 during the chaos of the Russian Civil War and then by raising funds to tackle the massive humanitarian disaster which was the Russian famine of 1921. In the process the Nansen Passport was created which was identity cards allowing stateless refugees to leave Russia. This monument was unveiled in 2002 in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Norway and depicts Nansen together with a young victim of the famine.

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Location 6c2 Bolshoy Lyovshinsky Pereulok
Metro Kropotkinskaya, Smolenskaya