The statue of Duc de Richelieu, Odesa's first governor

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Duc de Richelieu Statue


At the top of the Potemkin Steps on bul Prymorsky you'll find the statue of Duc de Richelieu, Odesa's first governor, looking like a Roman in a toga.

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