Muscovites Choose Best Monument of 2016

PHOTO by Evgeny Biyatov / RIA Novosti

Moscow residents recognised the monument of Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square as the last year's best, a voting conducted by the "Active Citizen" project revealed.

The monument dedicated to Prince Vladimir of Kiev who brought Christianity to Kievan Rus in the 10th century received almost a quarter (24%, or 91,000) of votes.

Second place with 17% of votes went to the monument of Sergei Prokofiev - a Russian composer and the author of famous "Romeo and Juliet" overture, which is widely cited in western movies and songs.

The monument of Maya Plisetskaya - one of the most prominent ballerinas of the 20th century became the third favourite by Muscovites receiving 15% of votes respectively.

More than 213,000 users participated in the "Active Citizen" online voting platform from March 21 to April 16 and have chosen top three statues based on their meaning and symbolism to the nation.

This week Russians also voted on the best item in the country's history.