Alexander Nevsky Monument
?he Alexander Nevsky Monument in Alexander Nevsky Square was unveiled as recently as 2002. Alexander Nevsky is considered the patron saint of St. Petersburg. The great Russian military leader Alexander Yaroslavovich was named "Prince Nevsky" for his famous victory over the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva in 1240. Peter the Great considered his own work as continuation of Nevksy’s battle. Peter transferred the relics of the prince from Vladimir to lay them the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.