A monument to Mahatma Gandhi in Moscow

The monument to Mahatma Gandhi in Moscow is installed on Lomonosovsky Prospekt near Indira Gandhi Square in Ramenki. It is a gift from the government and people of India to Moscow. It was inaugurated on July 8, 1988.

The author of the monument was the Indian sculptor Gautam Pal, the pedestal for the monument was designed by architects V. V. Pasenko and I. P. Kruglov, and made by its designer V. E. Korey.

The monument was made according to the style already traditional for the sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi: he is depicted dressed in traditional hermit clothes and walking with a wide step, leaning on a pilgrimage staff.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “great-souled”, “venerable”), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

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