In 1948 the monument projecting was included into the plan of the directorate-general for the fine arts institutions of the art committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. The projecting was requested to the sculpture I.I. Kozlovskiy and the architect M.V. Polyakov.
On the 16th of July 1949 during the meeting of scientists and artists in Arkhangelsk the project of the monument was discussed and approved.
In 1954 the sculpture, made in Moscow, was received by the Arkhangelsk region representatives and in 1956 it was transported to the Lomonosovo settlement. By the summer of 1958 the construction of the pedestal was finished, and on the 3rd of August 1958 the monument was solemnly opened.
The monument is situated in the square park in front of the building of the settlement administration. The cast iron fence was around the perimeter, the platform and the paths to the monument were covered with concrete plates.
The monument is a part of the historical complex, including the Historical-memorial museum named after M.V. Lomonosov, historical and ethnographic elements of the settlement named after the scientist.
The monument is represented by the bronze sculpture, 2,85 metres high, the height of the monument with the pedestal is 4,5 metres. M.V. Lomonosov is depicted sitting on the stone in the camisole and wearing the wig. The pose is calm, the head is a little raised, the view is directed towards the river.
The well-coinaged bronze sculpture of the scientist and the quadrangular pedestal, due to their well-matched proportions, make a single coherent whole. The inscription “Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov 1711-1765” is engraved on the pedestal.
The pedestal is lined with the blocks of crimson quartzite of the Shokshinskiy minings, the front side of the blocks is polished, its size is from 20x36 sm to 61x100 sm, the thickness is 25 sm.
By ferry from Kholmogory (in winter – by ice crossing). Then 2 km to the Lomonosovo settlement, where, in the square park of the house 44a, you can see this monument.