The millennium of Russia is the famous bronze monument in the city of Veliky Novgorod erected in 1862.
The monument is encircled by several tiers of sculptures representing Russian monarchs, clerics, generals, artists and scientists. There are too many to mention I will pick my favourite personalities
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Alexander Nevsky was the prince of Novgorod received legendary status after victories over German and Swedish invaders.
Dmitry Donskoi marked the beginning of the expulsion of Tatars with the victory in the Battle of Kulikovo.
Peter the Great was the creator of the Russian empire and the founder of the beautiful city of Saint-Petersburg.
Yermak was Don Cossack who led the conquest of Siberia.
Mikhail Kutuzov was Russian field marshal best known for his leadership during French invasion of Russia in 1812.
Scientists & artists:
Mickhail Lomonosov & Alexander Pushkin
The entire list of people on the monument in the middle and bottom levels is athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_of_Russia
Since 1862 we had other national heros
Georgy Zhukov was definitely one of them. He played a pivotal role in leading the Red Army against the Nazis in WWII.
Yriy Gagarin was the first man in space.
Andrey Kolmogorov was not a national hero but he is one of my favourite Russian mathematicians. He is best known for laying the mathematical foundations to the probability theory. He was never awarded Fields Medal. If it was up to me I would award him two medals.