Monument to A. N. Ostrovsky – a monument to the Russian writer Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky. Installed in Moscow on Teatralnaya Square in front of the Maly Theatre in 1929. Sculptor – Nikolai Andreev, architect – Fedor Shekhtel. The sculpture is made of bronze and sits on a granite pedestal.
Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (1823 – 1886) was a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. The author of 47 original plays. His dramas are among the most widely read and frequently performed stage pieces in Russia.
Unlike those of his contemporaries Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Turgenev, Ostrovsky’s works are little known outside of Russian-speaking countries.
Nearest metro: Kuznetsky Most, Lubyanka, Teatralnaya, Ohotny Ryad, Ploschad Revolyutsii.
Attractions around: Bolshoi Theatre, Manezhnaya Square, Ploschad Revolyutsii (square), State Duma building, House of the Unions, Tretyakovskiy proezd, Central Children’s Store, Lubyanka Building, Metropol Hotel, Teatralniy proezd, Moskva hotel, Red Square, Tverskaya street, Kremlin.
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