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  bronze horseman  

The statue derives its name from Pushkin's poem, or the poem is about the statue and thoughts of St Petersburg. It was created by Etienne Falconet between 1766 and 1778. Across the Neva on Vasilevski Island are the Kunnstkammer with tower (1718-34), the Academy of Sciences (1783-5) to its left, and the end of the Twelve Colleges just left of the statue.


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