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Alexander Column in Saint Petersburg's Palace Square

Red Granite Alexander Column Is Found in Most Famous Square in Saint Petersburg

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St. Petersburg's Alexander Column and General Staff Building in Palace Square

St. Petersburg's Alexander Column and General Staff Building in Palace Square

Saint Petersburg Photo (c) Linda Garrison
The Alexander Column commemorates Tsar Alexander I and his role in Russia's victory over Napoleon in the War of 1812. It is the largest free-standing monument in the world. The Alexander Column is made of red granite and stands 154 feet (47 meters) high.

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