All Saint Petersburg Monuments
Saint Petersburg is rightly considered the cultural capital of Russia but it is also very rich in political and science history. A reflection of that fact is the sheer number of monuments and sculptures on display in the city - over three hundred!
St. Petersburg is considerably indebted to the art of sculpture: public monuments adorn her squares and gardens. Indeed the art of sculpture has, like the sister arts of architecture and painting, been forced into preternatural proportions.
J. Atkinson, St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, everything that pertains to the Imperial power is built upon a massive scale. The colossal monuments, which are so frequently met with in the streets and squares, are frequently carved from a single stone.
A. Scott, Through Finland to St. Petersburg