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Quoting Pavel Iosad <[log in to unmask]>:

> > Here in Zaandam, only three minutes frommy place, we
> > have a huge statue of Peter I, who spent some time here and took
> > home a lot of knowledge, vocabulary, and Dutch workers...
>
> How huge is it, by the way? :-) Most Dutch descriptions of Peter den
> Store I've read portray him as gigantic. I wonder if this has been
> reflected in the statue :-)

Unless I'm misremembering quite badly, the man _was_ rather on the gigantic
side? Over 2m tall, and this in an age of short stature by modern standards.

                                                 Andreas