Статуэтка Александр Невский (цвет белый мрамор)
Alexander Nevsky (1220-1263), Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Vladimir. The son of Prince Yaroslav Vsevolodovich, the grandson of Vsevolod III the Big Nest. In 1235, Alexander was with his father during the battle on the Amovzha River, where the Russian army defeated the German knights. July 15, 1240 he won his first victory over the Swedes, in honor of which he received the nickname Nevsky. A few months later, the German knights from Livonia attacked the northern Russian lands. Izborsk and Pskov were captured. The Novgorodians turned to Alexander for help. In early 1242, Alexander managed to free Pskov. Then the prince led troops to the Peipsi Lake. On April 5, a decisive battle took place on the ice, which went down in history as the Battle of the Ice. Because of the battle, Alexander flanked the enemy in a ring and defeated him. After the death of Prince Yaroslav in 1246, Alexander and his brother Andrew had to go to the Horde. The result of a two-year journey (1247-1249) was the award of the Vladimir prince to Andrew, and Kiev to Alexander. Andrew together with the West tried to create a coalition against the Golden Horde. Defeat Andrew and his flight abroad, opened Alexander the way to the Grand Duke's throne. Alexander undertook the last train to the Golden Horde to save Russian cities from the Horde pogrom. Returning from the horde, the prince fell ill and on November 14, 1263, died in Gorodets near Nizhny Novgorod, taking the schema before his death. He was buried in the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Vladimir.