Zurab Tsereteli's sculpture of Peter the Great in Moscow
Duvet is curious to know what your opinion is of this statue of Peter the Great near Russia's Kremlin? The 322 foot, copper, stainless steel, and bronze sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli has the great Russian ruler on a island both literally and in terms of public opinion. Many are saying, "Ship him out!" I say it's kind of cool looking and should find safe harbor somewhere on the Vegas strip in front of a Soviet themed resort/hotel. This is not the first time Tsereteli has drawn criticism for his work, which has be described as, "pompous and out of proportion". We think Peter has never looked, well, GREATER! maybe they can motorize the statue and offer rides along the Moskva River. Or, will the time-honored tradition of banishing the statue to Siberia win the day? Click on the title above to read more about the controversy.