Sculptor Alexander Kokoteev has presented his 3,5-metre statue of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (née Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine). It is made from clay and is set to be completed and revealed as a full monument at the end of June 2017.
She was born in 1864 as the daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. She married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia in 1884. He was assassinated in 1905. Elizabeth was murdered in 1918 and she was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in 1981, and in 1992 by the Moscow Patriarchate as New Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna.