Some stories say originally, the creator of statue of Peter the Great had designed the statue of Christopher Columbus and decided to sell it to the Government of USA. However, since USA already had the Statue of Liberty, they refused to accept the same. After that, the artist tried to sell it to the Govt of Brazil but they too refused to accept the same after which the artist decided to chop off the head of the original statue and replaced it with the head of the Peter the Great. Once done, he decided to sell it of to Russian Government and they agreed to acquire the same. During our tour, we also walked past the Tretyakov gallery on Krymsky val – the best collection of Russian avant-garde art.The sightseeing tour finished at Moscow's best and most beloved park Gorky Park. It was recently voted the best leisure and recreation area in Moscow. The city of Moscow looked absolutely spectacular in the evening lights - colorful and shining.