A 25-meter stele crowned by a 6-meter-tall figure of an angel stands in the center of the city of Stavropol, not far fr om the Krepostnaya Gorka, wh ere the history of the «City of the Cross» began.
On the eastern face of the column is written: «Guardian Angel of the city of Stavropol, the City of the Cross» On the eastern face of the pedestal, the inscription says: «Angel of God, sacred guardian of mine, appointed by God from the heavens to be my guardian! I diligently beg you: to enlighten me on this day, and save me from all evil, instruct me on doing good deeds, and set me on the path to salvation. Amen.»
The western face of the pedestal bears the list of the monument's creators: sculptors G.F. Katrunov, S.F. Karavinskiy, A.S. Pakhomov, architect V.A. Markelov, designer O.B. Vazlin.
On the northern face of the pedestal, the inscription says: «This monument was erected using donated money on September 14, 2002, in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the city of Stavropol». And on the southern face of the pedestal: «Let it be known by our contemporaries, let it be remembered by our descendants: here lies the origin of the City of the Cross! Here were located the springs that fed an elaborate network of wells that gave life to our city.»
This Stavropol monument was inaugurated on Aleksandrovskaya Square in 2002 on the 225th anniversary of the foundation of the city.
For technical simplicity and seismic safety, the center of the column is a hollow pipe surrounded by ceramic tiles laid on a supporting frame. The Guardian Angel seems to be raising the cross over the city of Stavropol, stepping forward with one foot while the other foot rests on a golden sphere.
A fountain is located at the foot of the monument.
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