The Bronze Horseman
It took place in December of 1825 and the people who took part in it were called the Decembrists. Among these people there were outstanding personalities who were the friends of Alexander Pushkin, greatest Russian poet ever.
The Decembrist Uprising was severely suppressed but it greatly influenced the minds of the Russian people and gave a push to further development of revolutionary movements in Russia. This uprising took place in the Senate Square, and in 1925 to the centenary of the event it was renamed to the Decembrist Square.
It is the place where the Bronze Horseman is situated which is the most famous and the most poetic monument of our city (it is a monument to Peter the Great and it was created to the order of Catherine the Great and unveiled in 1782). Another notable fact is that it is the first monument ever put up in St. Petersburg!