This large statue of Alexander II, Tsar of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland sits in one of the most important squares of the city of Helsinki. Senate Square. The bronze Alexander II is wearing a guards uniform
The statue was erected in 1894 to commemorate his re-establishment of the Diet of Finland in 1863 as well as his initiation of several reforms that increased Finland’s autonomy from Russia.
The statue is surrounded by four smaller figures representing Law (the Maiden of Finland, wearing a bearskin and with sword/shield), Light (the woman accompanied by an angel with a lyre), Peace (woman with fruit and corn) and Word (man with a hammer and woman with a sickle).
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