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Peter the Great Monument, in the Moskva River, Moscow

The Peter the Great Statue in Moscow was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which was started by Peter I of Russia. It is the eighth tallest statue in the world.
The 98-meter-high monument to Peter the Great designed by Zurab Tsereteli was erected at the confluence of the Moskva River and the Obvodnoy Channel in 1997.
In November 2008, it was voted the tenth ugliest building in the world by Virtual Tourist. In 2010, it was included in a list of the world's ugliest statues by Foreign Policy magazine.

"Questions of taste aside, Muscovites were sceptical about the whole idea: why pay tribute to Peter the Great, who loathed Moscow and moved the capital to St Petersburg?"

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