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You can't miss seeing the monstrous (and highly controversial) sculpture of Peter the Great whilst you're in Moscow, and you might think seeing it from afar is as much as you want to do but coming closer will bring you in range of the city's Sculpture Park and that is something you really shouldn't miss. Not only will you find yourself face to face with all the major figures and symbols of the old Soviet regime - Lenin, Stalin, Dzerzhinsky, Brezhnev - having been deposed from their pedestals around the city, they're almost all here - other sections of the park include areas devoted to Soviet Realist works dedicated to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War ( aka WWII), literary heroes such as Maxim Gorky (photo 4) and modern works including a haunting representation of the victims of Stalin (photo 5).

Altogether there are more than 700 works displayed and you could spend hours here wandering along the wooden walkways between the birch trees, but even a short visit is better than none.

The park lies between the river and the Tretyakov's Museum of Modern Art on Krymsky Val

Metro: Park Kultury (on the brown ring / red line)

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2009
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