Bust of Lomonosov on the square of his name

© Алексей Фёдоров, Wikimedia Commons


The Lomonosov Square




Opened in

September 24, 1894


P.P. Zabello / A.S. Lytkin


4.2 meters

The height of the figure

1.45 meters

In March 1890, the City Council decided to install a monument to M.V. Lomonosov in the park near the Chernyshev Bridge. It became the first monument to a scientist in St. Petersburg, not counting the tombstone at the Lazarevsky cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

The bust of the scientist stands on a pedestal of gray marble on a flat octahedral base made of red granite. There is a bronze bas-relief depicting a sitting boy with an open book in his hands on the pedestal. On the reverse side, there is A.S. Pushkin poem "Otrok", dedicated to the great Russian scientist.

In 1948, the former Chernyshev Square and the bridge over the Fontanka River were renamed the Lomonosov Square and Bridge.