Monument Highness Prince, Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov (1782-1856) - a prominent state and political figure of Imperial Russia was established in Odessa after his death at the expense of donations by various segments of the population of the city of Odessa and throughout Russia including the Emperor Alexander II. Vorontsov was Novorossiysk (Ukraine) and Bessarabia (Moldova) General gubernatorm in 1823 1844. During his reign, was an active development of sparsely populated areas of the Crimea, Moldova and the "Wild Field" of Ukraine. Odessa has become one of the largest cities in Russia with an unprecedented impertorskoy developed before the trade and wealth. MS Vorontsov died in Odessa and was originally buried in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, perezahoranyalsya during the destruction of the cathedral under Soviet rule and now again his ashes returned to the restored cathedral.