On Petrogradsky Island

Hare Monument

Standing on the top of a post to the right of Ioannovsky Bridge from Zayachy Island is a statue of a hare as, according to legend, during one of the frequent floods of St Petersburg a hare saved itself from drowning by jumping into one of Peter the Great's giant boots.  Zayachy Island is named after hares - hare in Russian being 'zayats'. The post on which the hare stands is marked with the heights of historic floods.

Location Zayachy Island
Metro Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya