Another monument by Zurab Tsereteli in the town is the statue of the 14th century warrior-monk Aleksandr Peresvet which was unveiled in 2005. Peresvet was born in Bryansk but is said to have been tonsured as a monk at the Borisoglebsky Monastery. Later Peresvet joined the Troitse-Sergiev Monastery from where he was sent by St Sergius of Radonezh to accompany Grand Prince Dmitri Ivanovich (Dmitri Donskoy) on his campaign against the Mongol-Tatars. In 1380 Peresvet died fighting in a single combat with a Tatar warrior just before the Battle of Kulikovo Field. For this Peresvet was later canonised.
|Location||Ulitsa Transportnaya (opposite the south-eastern tower of the Borisoglebsky Monastery)|