Monument to Alexander I Established in Omsk


A monument to the Emperor Alexander I (1777-1825) was unveiled on 8th September, in the Siberian city of Omsk.

The bust was established on the grounds of the Omsk Cadet Military Corps, which was  founded by Alexander I in 1822, as the First Siberian Cadet Corps.

The opening ceremony was attended by cadets and the leadership of the corps, as well as the provincial governor of the Omsk region, Alexander Burkov, the mayor of Omsk, Oksana Fadina, deputies, clergy and citizens.

The memory of the emperor in Omsk was immortalized, since it was during his reign (1801-1825) that Omsk became a district city, when the headquarters of the Governor-General of Western Siberia were moved from Tobolsk to Omsk. 

The installation of the monument was a project of the Russian Military Historical Society. It was consecrated by the Metropolitan of Omsk and Tauride Vladimir.

In recent years, monuments to Emperor Alexander I have been established in Taganrog, Lipetsk region, Czech Republic, Finland, and near the walls of the Moscow Kremlin.

© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 10 September 2018