The monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square is one of the most famous monuments of Moscow, built in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Opened in 1818, it became the first sculptural monument in the city, and today it has become one of the recognizable symbols of the capital and a must-see tourist attraction.
The monument is dedicated to the Russian national heroes, the leaders of the Second Militia - the Nizhny Novgorod elder Kuzma Minin and Knyaz Dmitry Pozharsky, as well as the expulsion of the Polish-Lithuanian interventionists from Moscow in 1612 and the end of the Time of Troubles.
The author of the monument is sculptor Ivan Martos.
The monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square is located near the walls of St. Basil’s Cathedral (Red Square, Building 2). You can reach it on foot from the Okhotny Ryad, Ploshchad Revolutsii, Teatralnaya, and Kitay-Gorod metro stations.