Monument to S. Herberstein

Bronze - 1.8m, Moscow (Russia) 2000

Monument to Sigismund Herberstein (1486-1566), which was opened on October 30, 2000 in the courtyard of the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature. The first and only monument to the great European, diplomat and statesman, writer, who “discovered” Russia for Europe in the 16-th century (author of “Notes about Moscow”).

Twice Ambassador of the Austro-Hungarian Emperors, Sigismund Herberstein visited Moscow in 1517 and in 1526. And reported amazing information. In his “Notes”, Vasily III dangled his beard for his young wife and told the ambassador that many in Russia did this.