On 7th May 2018, six new monuments to Russian emperors and empresses of the Romanov dynasty were established in the Pechersky Ascension Monastery of Nizhny Novgorod. The monuments were established on the Romanov Avenue of Glory under the guidance of the abbot of the monastery Archimandrite Tikhon (Zatyokin).
The six monuments include the Emperors Peter II, Peter III and Paul I, and the Empresses Catherine I, Elizaveta Petrovna and Catherine II.
The artists of the monuments are Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, and Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Alexander Apollonov (born 11 August 1947 – died 12 June 2017, in a fatal car accident), and Nizhny Novgorod sculptor Alexander Gorshkov.
For the first time in modern Russia, monuments to the emperors Peter II and Peter III, the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna were established.
Currently, the sculptor Alexander Gorshkov is working on a monument to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.
The consecration of the second stage of six more monuments on the Romanov Alley of Glory is planned for the patronal feast of the Pechersky monastery – the Ascension of the Lord on 17 May 2018.
The consecration of the monuments will be performed by His Eminence George, Metropolitan of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 14 May 2018