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Pantheon of Russian Glory

Planning, manufacturing and installation of the monuments and busts in the fortress was made on the basis of the personalities of the famous people who were connected with the history of the Bendery Fortress or Transnistria. The most significant place where a number of such monuments (busts) are installed is the Pantheon of Russian Glory, located under the southern wall of the citadel. 

The very first bust was installed on October 12, 2009, to the Field Marshal M.I. Kutuzov, who being a young captain, took part in the assault of the Bendery Fortress in 1770 as a volunteer. Subsequently, in 1789, in the army of Potemkin, Kutuzov, being already a major general, also took part in the siege and assault of the Bendery Fortress. It was he who was given an order to blow up the bastions and other fortifications of the fortress, but, fortunately, due to the lack of appropriated funds, he couldn’t do it.

On December 25 of the same year, the bust to the person who died during the assault on the fortress in 1770 was installed, he was the commander of the central attacking column Matthias Miller. The bust to the participant of the assault of the fortress in 1789, Nikolai Raevsky was installed too.

Further the installation of the busts continued




FULL LIST

Of the Monuments at the facilities of the State Unitary Enterprise “Historical Military and Memorial Complex “Bendery Fortress”

Sl. No.

The name of the monument

Place

Author

The date of installation

1.

The monument to His Serene Highness Prince G.A. Potemkin-Tavrichesky

The entrance to the military and memorial complex  Ermakova str.

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

29.08.2010

2.

The bust of the Baron Munchausen Karl Jerome

The North Estuary Bastion of the “Bendery Fortress”

Sculptor George Postovanu

Chisinau

6.10.2010

3.

The monument of the Constitution of Pylyp Orlik

The crownwork of  the “Bendery Fortress”

Krasnoselsky

Vilkov

9.04.2010

4.

The bust of the captain I.P. Kotlyarevsky

The crownwork of  the “Bendery Fortress”

Sculptor Peter German

Chisinau

23.12.2010

5.

The bust of the Field Marshal M.I. Kutuzov

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Sculptor George Postovanu

Chisinau

12.10.2009

6.

The bust of the Colonel Mathias Miller

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Sculptor George Postovanu

Chisinau

25.12.2009

7.

The bust of the General N. Raevsky

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Sculptor George Postovanu

Chisinau

25.12.2009

8.

The bust of the Generalisimus A.V. Suvorov

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Sculptor Konstantin Konstantinov

Moscow

15.09.2011

9.

The bust of the General Field Marshal P. Rumyantsev-Zadunaysky

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

27.05.2010

10.

The bust of the General P.Kh. Wittgenstein

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

4.10.2011

11.

The bust of  the Blessed, Prince Alexander Nevsky

The Park of the Alexander Nevsky Fortress Church in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

9.09.2013

12.

The bust of the hetman of Ukraine I. Mazepa

The museum in the citadel of the Bendery Fortress

(A gift from the Embassy of Ukraina in Moldova)

Sculptor Peter German

Chisinau

2010

13.

The bust of General-in-Chief P.I. Panin

On the Panin str. (Engels) at the main Tsaregradsky gate of the Bendery fortress

Sculptor George Postovanu

Chisinau

29.08.2010

14.

The bust of the General Field Marshal M.B. Barclay de Tolly

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

27.05.2017

15.

The bust of the Major General J.P. Kulnev

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

27.05.2017

16.

The memorial sign of the second, heavy, combined pontoon regiment

The territory of the former pontoon regiment in the Bendery Fortress

Victor Zhigulov, Bender

8.10.2011

17.

The monument to the victims of the World War the First

The area of the sixth bastion of the Bendery Fortress, from the outside

Victor Zhigulov, Bender

8.10.2011

18.

The Memorial Square in honor of General Engineer Rodion Gerbel

The area of the sixth bastion of the Bendery Fortress, from the outside, the road junction of Panin and Engels str.

Victor Zhigulov, Bender

11.10.2011

19.

The bust of the General Field Marshal M.C. Vorontsov

The Pantheon of Russian Glory in the Bendery Fortress

Creative group VIZURI

Sculptor Georgy Chuenko

Kiev

5.11.2021


 

MILITARY-HISTORICAL MEMORIAL COMPLEX "MILITARY NECROPOL"

Monument to the Field Marshal G.A. Potemkin

The monument to His Serene Prince, Field Marshal Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin-Tavrichesky. The monument is installed in front of the entrance to the Military-Historical Memorial Complex "Military Necropolis", Bendery, Ermakova Str., 14a.

G.A. Potemkin commanded the Southern Russian Army, which conquered the Bendery Fortress without a fight in November 1789. Authors of the monument is creative group VIZURI, Kiev. The monument was installed on August 29, 2010.


The seraskier (military commander) of the Bendery Fortress gives the keys from the Bendery Fortress to G.A. Potemkin. Engraving Litke

The Pantheon of Russian Glory at the South Wall of the Citadel

The bust to the Field Marshal, His Grace Prince Mikhail-Illarionovich Kutuzov. In 1770, he came from the First Army of Rumyantsev to Bendery, where he took part in the assault of the fortress as a volunteer. The bust is installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on October 12, 2009. Sculptor is George Postovanu, Chisinau.

The bust to the Colonel of the Tambov Musketeer Regiment Matthias Miller, who died during the assault of the Bendery Fortress at night of September 15-16, 1770. He was the commander of the central assault column. He was killed on the shaft of the fortress by a bullet in the chest. From the description of the town of Bendery and directly the village of Varnitsa (1789) by Baron Kompengauzen - we know about two hills at the burial place of Colonel Miller and Commander von Stein, who died during the assault of the fortress in 1770.

The bust was installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on December 25, 2009. Sculptor is George Postovanu, Chisinau

The bust to the general from the cavalry, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812, Nikolai Nikolaevich Raevsky, who in the year 1789 took part in the siege and assault of the Bendery Fortress, being an eighteen-year-old captain.

The bust was installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on December 25, 2009. Sculptor is George Postovanu, Chisinau

Thu bust to the Generalissimo, Count Rymniksky, Prince of Italy, the founder of Tiraspol - the capital of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic - Suvorov Alexander Vasilievich. Thanks to his brilliant victories over the main forces of the Turks at Rymnik, the army of G.A. Potemkin managed to take the Bendery fortress without any military force.

The bust was installed in the Pantheon of Russian Glory on September 15, 2011. Sculptor is Konstantin Konstantinov, Moscow. A gift from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Moldova.

The bust to Field Marshal Peter Alexandrovich Rumyantsev-Zadunaysky. He was bornin the village Stroentsy (Rybnitsky district, Transnistria). After he had defeated the Turks at Cahul in 1770, Rumyantsev was on the tail of the enemy and successfully occupied Izmail, Kiliya, Ackerman, Brailov, Isakcha. Thanks to his victories he pulled the main forces of the Turks from the Bendery fortress, which Count Panin had been besieging for two months.

The bust was installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on May 27, 2010. Sculptor is Konstantin Konstantinov, Moscow. A gift from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Moldova.

The bust of Field Marshal, Prince, Hero of the Patriotic War of 1812, Pyotr Khristianovich Wittgenstein, the commander of the Russian forces in the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829. As the result Turkey recognized the final rejection of Moldova, including Bendery, to the advantage of Russia. The founder of the Transnistrian northern city - Kamenka.

The bust was installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on October 4, 2011 in the presence of his direct descendant, Prince Alexander zu Sain-Wittgenstein-Sain. The authors of the bust are the creative group VIZURI, Kiev. The bust was created with the financial support of the Tiraspol Wine and Cognac Factory “KVINT”. On the same day, the presentation of the elite cognac "Prince Wittgenstein" took place on the territory of the fortress.

The formal opening of the bust to Count Wittgenstein in the presence of his descendant, Prince Alexander zu Sain-Wittgenstein-Sain with his wife, Princess Gabriela.

The bust to Field Marshal, Minister of War, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 Mikhail Bogdanovich Barclay de Tolly, who, as a second major, participated in the assault of the Bendery Fortress in 1789.

The bust to Major General, Hussar, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812, Yakov Petrovich Kulnev, who, as a lieutenant, participated in the assault of the Bendery Fortress in 1789.

The busts were installed on the Pantheon of Russian Glory on May 27, 2017. Authors - creative group VIZURI, Kiev. 

Bust of Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov - a Count, Duke, Field-Marshal-General, governor of Novorossiya and Bessarabia (1823-1854), who is considered the creator of the all-Bessarabian economy. He repeatedly visited the fortress, also during the visit of the Russian Emperor Nicholas I (1828) to the town of Bendery.  It was on Vorontsov's watch when the fortress began to be built up with new buildings - defensive barracks, caponiers, 1st class hospitals, etc. November 05, 2021. Authors - creative group VIZURI, Kiev.

MEMORIAL SQUARE OF BARON MUNCHHAUSEN

The memorial square to Baron Karl Jerome von Munchausen was opened on the northern estuary bastion of the Bendery Fortress, next to the corner northeast octagonal tower of the citadel. Besides the bust to the baron himself, the granite slabs with the biography of the baron, his family’s coat of arms, etc. are placed on the battlements of the fortress wall. There is also a stylized cannonball on which the baron flew to the fortress to a reconnaissance.

From historical materials we know that the baron being an adjutant of von Ulrich took part in an unsuccessful campaign of the Russian army against the Bendery fortress in 1738 under the command of Field Marshal B. Minich, He was noted in the documents as a brave soldier shown special courage in the battle with the Turkish cavalry in the area of the Beloch River (Rybnitsky District, Transnistria).

The bust to Baron Munchausen, installed on October 6, 2010. The sculptor is George Postovanu, Chisinau

Memorial sign of the Constitution of Pilip Orlik, approved in the Bendery Fortress on April 5, 1710

Full name " Treaties and decrees of the Rights and liberties of troops between Yasne the nobleman of His Grace Pan Philip Orlik the newly elected Getman by troops of Zaporizhzhya, and between the Generals Colonels and the same army of Zaporizhzhya with full honor on both sides Approved by Free Elections with a formal oath of office from the same noble Hetman. The year 1710 from the birth of Christ, April 5 "

The memorial sign was installed on the crownwork of the fortress next to the eastern wall of the Citadel on October 9, 2010.

The bust of I.P. Kotlyarevsk


The bust to the Ukrainian poet, writer, playwright, creator of the modern Ukrainian language Ivan Petrovich Kotlyarevsky. Being the staff captain of the Russian Empire Army, as well as an adjutant to the corps general commander of the cavalry K.I. Meyendorf, described in details the capture of the Bendery Fortress by Russian troops in 1806. 

The bust was installed on the crownwork of the fortress on the outer eastern side of the Citadel on December 23, 2010. The sculptor Peter Herman, Chisinau. 

 

The memorial square of General In-Chief, Count P.I. Panin

The bust to General-In-Chief, Count Peter Ivanovich Panin, commander of the Second Russian Army, who took a two-month siege and captured the Bendery Fortress in 1770.

More details here. Bust was installed on Panin (Engels) str. at the main Tsaregradsky gate of the Bendery Fortress on August 29, 2010. The sculptor is George Postovanu, Chisinau

The bust of the Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky 

The bust to the Holy, Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky was installed in front of a military church of the same name. The bust was installed on September 9, 2013 and personally was consecrated by the Patriarch of All Russia - Cyril.

The authors of the bust are the creative group VIZURI, Kiev.

When creating a park to them. A. Nevsky in 2018, the bust was moved to the center of the park

The monument in honor of the Second Pontoon Regiment

The monument was erected in honor of the Second Separate Heavy Pontoon Bridge Regiment, stationed in the Bendery Fortress from the year 1946 to 1993. The monument was installed on October 8, 2011. The author is Victor Zhigulov, Bendery

(Photo by Denis Gomenyuk) 

The monument to the victims of the World War the First

The monument to the victims of the World War the First. It was installed on June 8, 2011, at the intersection of Engels and Panin St., on the outside area of the 6th, corner bastion of the Bendery Fortress. The author of the monument is Viktor Zhigulov, Bendery.

(Photo by Denis Gomenyuk)

The memorial Square in honor of the engineer Gerbel

The memorial square in honor of the General Engineer Rodion Nikolaevich Gerbel was installed on October 11, 2010 at the place where the assault on the Bendery Fortress started in 1770, to the north-west from the fortress. It was Gerbel who runned all the siege works, which lasted for 2 months.

  The author of the square is unknown. (Photo by Denis Gomenyuk)

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