St. Petersburg, May 13, 2013
The event was devoted to the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov and the 120th anniversary since the Royal family's wedding. The funds for the unveiling of the monument were raised by the parishioners of the church. The blessing was performed by Bishop Markell of Tsarskoye Selo, reports the Voda Zhivaya website.
The laying in 1904 of the foundation of the stone church on the Obvodny canal in St. Petersburg was devoted to the 10th anniversary of the royal wedding. Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich approved that project himself.