The Alexander column is the focal point of Saint-Petersburg‘s Palace Square. Nikolai I ordered to raise the column as a reminder of the victory over Napoleon. Oguest Monferran dseigned the column. Unveiling of the monument took place on the 30th of September 1834.
The column is a single piece granite that was delivered right to the Palace Square. The story behind the monument’s erection and design of pedestal and fencing decorations is fascinating. A statue of an angle by Boris Orlovsky is seen on the top of the column. The angel tramples a snake symbolizing the victory of Russian troops.
Neither glue nor scissors is needed to assemble the model. All details fit ideally. The model is rather small, but the assembly process is complicated. It can become a wonderful reminder of Saint Petersburg for both children and adults as they spend time together constructing the column.