Category Archives: Monuments

The missing Marian Column of Prague

To restore – or not?

Serov’s grave

A moving story, in more ways than one

The Good Soldier Wojtek

An ursine hero


A fascinating place, formerly the capital of Moravia

The Astronomical Clock of Olomouc

A reminder of Socialist Czechoslovakia

Remembering the war at Novodevichy

The 70th anniversary

Novodevichy Cemetery

An extraordinary sculpture gallery and resting-place of many famous Russians

The Novodevichy Convent, Moscow

Worryingly in the news recently because of a fire

Ostrovsky Square

A calm space beside busy Nevsky Prospekt

Goodbye Lenin?

That familiar figure in every Russian town