A bronze memorial of Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) from Moscow pictured after its arrival in Zerbst, Germany, 07 April 2010. The 4.70-metres-tall statue is a present by Russian sculptor Pereyaclavez. Catherine II was born in the princely house Anhalt-Zerbst and lived in zerbst for two years. She later eigned for 34 years as Empress of Russia. Photo: JENS WOLF

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A bronze memorial of Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) from Moscow pictured after its arrival in Zerbst, Germany, 07 April 2010. The 4.70-metres-tall statue is a present by Russian sculptor Pereyaclavez. Catherine II was born in the princely house Anhalt-Zerbst and lived in zerbst for two years. She later eigned for 34 years as Empress of Russia. Photo: JENS WOLF

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Image ID: D571W9