The monument was erected in 1952 in Saint Petersburg (then known as Leningrad) in Theater Square in front of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. Rimsky-Korsakov taught there for almost forty years.
The monument was created by sculptors V. Bogolyubov and V. Ingal, and architect M. Shepilevsky. The statue has been listed as a cultural monument.
- "Monuments". Saint Petersburg Guide. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
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