Monument to N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in Teatralnaya Ploshchad (Theatre Square).
In 1952, near the building of the conservatoire where the outstanding Russian composer taught his students, a monument to N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov was unveiled; this memorial was designed by the sculptor V. Y. Bogolyubov and V. I. Ingal
This is the oldest Russian conservatoire; it was founded by the outstanding pianist and musician A. G. Rubinstein in 1862. This educational establishment moved into the present building in the 1890’s.
Among its former students and teachers are such world-famous musicians as P. I. Tchaikovsky, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. K. Glazunov, A. K. Lya-dov, B. V. Asafyev and S. S. Prokofyev.
In Russiantimes the conservatoire has been the Alma Mater of many prominent composers, conductors, and performers, D. D. Shostakovich, Y. A. Shaporin and E. A. Mravinsky among them.