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St. Petersburg is a city that is considered our second capital, called cultural. This is not surprising, because the city impresses all those who have visited it at least once. I want to come back here. The reason for this is the incredible beauty of the city's architecture, where there are monumental bridges, magnificent palaces showing former wealth, fountains and, of course, sculptures and monuments.
Among all the pedestals, there is one that has a very interesting history. And he is dedicated to our great commander who did not lose a single battle - Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov. It was back in the late 18th century. When Emperor Paul I reigned, Russia was an ally of Italy and Switzerland, which were captured by the treacherous troops of Napoleon that year.
The Allies had no choice but to ask for help from a great power that could fight back. To which the emperor agreed. But bad luck, the countries wanted to see at the head of the army of Suvorov, who at that time was in disfavor with the sovereign. But what to do. The emperor had to make a wise decision and ask the commander to forget the grievances and help. After all, two countries were waiting for him. To which Suvorov agreed and was once again the winner.
Of course, Paul rethought the merits of the commander. In gratitude, he decided to erect a monument to him. At the same time, it was supposed to be the first time, since the monument will be built in life.
The decision was made, but, unfortunately, Suvorov could not see his magnificent monument, since he died a little earlier. Also, the emperor, who had also passed away earlier, could not see the pedestal at his palace. But we still see the monument today, as the next emperor Alexander I brought the matter to an end.
Boyar Morozova Painting Surikov