Mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky
Plausible bulls materialized in St. Petersburg by the famous sculptor Vasily Demut-Malinovsky. Two colossal bronze figures appeared in 1827 at the main entrance of the Skotoprigony yard at the corner of the Obvodny Canal and the Tsarskoye Selo road. Animals towered above the passers-by, standing on massive granite pedestals. Of course, their realism impressed all Petersburgers.
Meanwhile, legend has it that one night to the architect came an extraordinarily realistic vision – they say, the bulls he created came to came to him to bow. The dream struck Demuth-Malinovsky. He said that the vision was bright and full, but could not understand what all this unusual visit in a dream meant. The sculptor shared his story with his relatives, but they could not interpret the meaning either.
After forgetting about the dream in 1846, Vasily Ivanovich died. Buried in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, along with other famous architects. However, the further events took place almost a century later.