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Fable writer Ivan Krylov monument in Saint Petersburg

Fragment of Bas-relief. Fable writer Ivan Krylov monument in Saint Petersburg

Fragment of Bas-relief. Fable writer Ivan Krylov monument in Saint Petersburg

Fable writer Ivan Krylov monument in Saint Petersburg

In 1845, when Ivan Krylov died, almost immediately, began collecting funds for the installation of the monument in his honor. Citizens and municipal authorities met this idea enthusiastically. Soon, a special committee was established, which in the three years of its existence has managed to collect a huge amount. Once the funds have been collected, the Academy of Arts has announced a competition for the best project of the monument. So, in the competition took part the best sculptors of St. Petersburg. Choosing the best project took about a year and a half, and as a result, November 26, 1849 the committee approved the monument, designed by Peter Clodt. The sculptor worked on the monument for about five years, and in the spring of 1854 the monument was cast and began chasing the bas-reliefs.
They depict scenes from famous works of Krylov. Here you will find the fox and the crow, and a frog with an ox, and an elephant in the fable “The Elephant in the province”, and a rooster and a grain of pearl, and of course, the famous quartet of animals, musicians and many characters created by Krylov. Every image is expressive and naturalistic, which is not surprising, because the “models” for sculptor were very real animals!
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Rooster monuments worldwide

Rooster monument appeared in Belgorod. Rooster monuments worldwide

Sculptor Anatoly Shishkov with his creation Rooster monument, Belgorod, Russia. While it is in the exhibition hall ‘Rodina’, but it is possible that soon it will decorate one of the city streets. Photo by Oleg Goncharenko. Rooster monuments worldwide

Rooster monuments worldwide

A beautiful Rooster monument appeared in Belgorod. While it is in the exhibition hall ‘Rodina’, but it is possible that soon it will decorate one of the city streets. The author of the monument – Belgorod sculptor Anatoly Shishkov. According to him, he has created a rooster to the coming Year of Rooster. “A cock symbolizes the power, wealth, prosperity and pride of our region and Russia, it should go ahead. I did such a brave fighter, active rooster. It is looking for a victim. Hen”, – said Shishkov. According to the author, he found the model for the future sculpture at the local market, while he was watching birds.
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Monument to fish Amur sleeper

Monument to fish Amur sleeper

12 June, 2010 in the city of Belogorsk of Amur region appeared Monument to fish Amur sleeper

Monument to fish Amur sleeper

At the entrance of Belogorsk Regional Museum is a monument to the usual Amur fish Rotan. The natural habitat of the fish – the Far East, it is unpretentious and demonstrates fantastic vitality and cheerfulness. The monument is made of metal and hoisted on a base of 2 to 1.3 meters. The height of the monument is 2.5 meters. Weight is about one and a half tons. Besides fish, the sculptor portrayed the network and waves. By the way, monuments in honor of fish are very rare.
In summer 2009 Belogorsk administration announced a competition for the best idea of the monument. Residents actively participated and sent to the contest more than a hundred proposals. The author of the best ideas became a graduate of the Gymnasium of Arts Irina Lesnikova, who proposed to perpetuate the Amur rotan. Opening of the monument took place on June 12, 2010 during the celebration of the 150 anniversary of the city.
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Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok. Village Vladimirovka of Amur region, Russia

Monument to heroic dog Druzhok
The story happened in the village of Vladimirovka of Amur region, not far from Blagoveshchensk. Andreev family lived in it for 13 years. Water began to fill the house at 4am. They gathered in a hurry, taken just what came to hand. Waiting the flood out they went to stay with relatives in their city apartment. But they couldn’t take their dog with them. So, they left their dog in the village, with their neighbors, whose house was not affected by the flood. Every day they visited their dog to feed him, but on the third day he disappeared. So, they took the boat and and sailed to their flooded house to search for the dog.
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Sad abandoned dog Monuments

Sad abandoned dog Monuments. The inscription on the pedestal 'You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed'

Monument in Krasnoyarsk region. Waiting for its owner, dog Salty. The inscription on the pedestal ‘You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’. Sad abandoned dog Monuments

Sad abandoned dog Monuments
Sad abandoned dog Monuments continue to appear throughout Russia. And one of them – in Sosnovoborsk of Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia. The inscription on the pedestal ‘You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’ is a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, from his “The Little Prince”. The monument to stray dogs was established in July, on the new constructing Jubilee street outside Square of Lenin Komsomol. Sculptor recreated the image of the dog breed Irish Setter in full growth from concrete-polymer. The dog with sad eyes as if lay for a moment, expecting for the owner to come and take him home. According to local administration, it is very important that people did not make pets into homeless, because, as in any city, they have a problem of stray dogs. And now, the residents of Sosnovoborsk come up with the name for the dog, after a number of individual proposals on the city website: “There was such a good Soviet film “Dog Salty”. So, now the dog’s name is Salty.
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Black Swans monument in Kuzbass

Two Black Swans monument symbolizing Miner faithfulness decorate Kirov Square in Kemerovo, the south-eastern Siberia, Russia

Two Black Swans monument symbolizing Miner faithfulness decorate Kirov Square in Kemerovo, the south-eastern Siberia, Russia. Sculptor Igor Kandrov

Two Black Swans monument symbolizing Miner faithfulness decorates Kirov Square in Kemerovo, the south-eastern Siberia, Russia. The sculpture is created from fiber-reinforced concrete. Two black swans looking at each other symbolize loyalty to miner’s profession and family. The monument to “Miner’s” loyalty appeared 8 June 2016, on the eve of the professional holiday, the Day of Miners. This annual holiday is celebrated in this coal mine region of Kuzbass on the last Sunday of August. On the Miner’s Day veterans of the miners’ work are usually given thank you notes and gifts. The regional administration said that the sculpture was created at the initiative of the Central area of ​​social activists – members of city competition of social and community initiatives on landscaping and gardening “City of friends – city of ideas.” The author of the composition – talented local sculptor Igor Kandrov.
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Mortally Wounded Lion Monument in Lucerne

Mortally Wounded Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland. Sculptors Bertel Thorvaldsen and Lukas Ahorn. 1820- 1821

Mortally Wounded Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland. Sculptors Bertel Thorvaldsen and Lukas Ahorn. 1820- 1821

Mortally Wounded Lion Monument, or rather a rock relief, an allegorical composition, which Mark Twain once called “the most mournful piece of stone in the world”, is located near the lake in Lucerne, Switzerland. Sculptors Bertel Thorvaldsen and Lukas Ahorn 1820- 1821 are authors of this nine-meter statue in a niche of 13 meters long and 6 meters high.. The mortally wounded Lion is lying with its head on the right paw, resting on the shield with the image of a lily – a symbol of the king of France, whom heroically defended Guards. At the head of the lion is another shield – with the emblem of Switzerland. Mimicry noble animal expresses its almost human suffering, shown romantically symbolic and artistically convincing. Left shoulder of the lion pierced with a spear. Above the rock bas-relief carved Latin inscription HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI «Loyalty and courage of the Swiss”; below bas – Latin numerals 760 and 350, corresponding to the number of dead and surviving soldiers. At the foot of the monument in stone carved the names of soldiers and officers who gave their lives in the name of duty.
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