Statue of Minin and Pozharsky, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.
Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Nizhny Novgorod citizen Kozma Minin headed the war of liberation of the Russian people against the Lithuanian and Polish invasion, which ended with the expulsion of the invaders from the Kremlin in 1612.
Initially, it was planned to unveil this statue in 1812, on the 200th anniversary of the heroic events, but this was stopped by a new invasion, this time by Napoleon’s army. Finally, in 1818, on money collected by pledge in Nizhny Novgorod, Minin’s native city, the monument by sculptor I. Martos was unveiled by the main entrance to the higher trade rows.
The inscription on the monument says: "To citizen Minin and Prince Pozharsky from a grateful Russia"