One of the most famous statues in Moscow is that of Aleksandr Pushkin which stands on Pushkinskaya Ploschad. Out of the hundreds of Pushkin monuments around Russian, this one is considered the country's main monument to Russia's most beloved poet and was unveiled during a ceremony in 1880. The pedestal is inscribed with verse from Pushkin's poem 'The Memorial'. Originally the statue stood at the beginning of Tversky Bulvar, opposite to where it now stands. It was moved to its present location in 1950 upon the reconstruction of the square, but there is talk now of moving it back.