The author of the monument is the famous sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin, the idea belonged to the actor and poet Vladimir Vysotsky. The monument was cast in bronze in the USA and donated to the city on the Neva.
The sculpture is Peter I, sitting on the throne. The face is made on the basis of a genuine wax mask from the face of Peter and the "Wax Person" made by B. Rastrelli and stored in the Hermitage. The real proportions of Peter's body were enlarged by one and a half times, so the small head of the sculpture, along with long fingers, gives the composition a grotesque look.