Monument to the Duke de Richelieu in Odessa
A bronze statue to Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, who made a strong contribution to the development of Odessa. The monument is directed towards the sea, in front of is the Potemkin Stairs. Richelieu became Governor of Odessa in 1803, thanks to the governor, the city became an important trading port. With the return of the Bourbons to the throne, Richelieu returned to France, where he died in 1822 and the people raised money to make a statue.