The grand opening and dedication of the monument to Tsar Alexander III was held in Nizhny Novgorod Annunciation Monastery on Friday, August 23.
The event was also attended by Minister of intra-regional and municipal policies of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Anatoly Migunov and head of the Nizhny Novgorod, Oleg Sorokin.
Monument was installed under the "Avenue of the Russian Glory", which was intended to revive the patriotic spirit of the Russian people and to perpetuate the memory of great ancestors and compatriots.
The author of the monument — Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Apollo.
"This year marks the 400 years of the House of Romanov. Over the years, the rulers of this sort have brought great benefit to our homeland. One of the most famous rulers of our land is a peacemaker Alexander III. A return to the origins of the tradition is important to us, because we need to keep our homeland and to educate children and grandchildren in the spirit of love for the country to preserve our nation, to preserve the spiritual life. And even if today will serve as a good deed to the revival of our country in the Orthodox faith — in the spirit in which the upbuilding Russia for many centuries, "- said the Metropolitan George.
Nizhny Novgorod Annunciation Monastery
"It was during the reign of the House of Romanov Russia became a state, was a great and respected. During his reign the literature and culture of Russia has developed considerably. When it began the industrialization of the country. Today I thank the Fund "Revival of Cultural Heritage" and the author of the monument is an important event in the life of Nizhny Novgorod ", — said Anatoly Migunov.
During the event, the Metropolitan George, Anatoly Migunov, Oleg Sorokin and other Nizhny Novgorod who attended the event, laid flowers to the monument.
At the end of the ceremony, Metropolitan George announced that the next pillar, which is preparing to open will be in honor of the martyr tsar Nicholas II. The monument will be installed in the women’s Cross Monastery.