Vladimir Statue

The statue of Prince Vladimir stands on a hill overlooking the Dnieper river below. Technically the statue is a monument to the Baptism of Russia, since Prince Vladimir was the pagan ruler who brought Christianity in its Byzantine form to Russia. The statue was designed by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky and cast by Peter Klodt, creator of the equally famous horse statues on Petersburg's Anichkov Bridge. It was erected in 1853.

The view of the Dnieper from the statue.

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