That's why if you look even at Russia, all the statues of favorite leaders, like Peter the Great, he is always standing
Standing tall, erect, back straight, exuding strength and power.
If he ain't standing, he is astride on his horse
The last one, in Mikhailovsky Garden in St. Petersburg, is my personal favorite. Makes him look like a bloody Roman Emperor, which is exactly what the bastard wanted lol Guy was so full of himself... Great Tsar, in his way, but so fucking full of himself...
But, anyway, yeah, leaders always stand. Same for Ekaterina/Catherine II
It just looks better that way. At least, I always thought so...