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Therapeutic chair and other unusual monuments of Voronezh

Therapeutic chair and other unusual monuments of Voronezh

Work by sculptors Sergei Gorshkov and Yuri Astapchenko – Therapeutic chair and other unusual monuments of Voronezh

Therapeutic chair and other unusual monuments of Voronezh

In the Black Earth capital of Russia – the city of Voronezh there are many historical monuments. But how pleasant it is for a person to see something unusual, interesting and little-known! So, I bring to your attention several unique and unusual monuments of Voronezh. And first of them is “Therapeutic chair”. According to the creators of the sculpture, “Therapeutic chair” relieves people of greed, which often affects the local residents.
The author of the first sketch of the monument was the local artist Alexander Nozhkin. Unfortunately, he tragically died in the 1990s. However, the artist’s friends – Sergei Gorshkov and Yuri Astapchenko continued his idea in the shortest time. They cast the monument at the bell factory, and the sculpture weighing 220 kg and a height of 1.5 meters appeared in the park, near the Government House. In addition, near the miraculous chair they put a poster with the biography of A. Nozhkin and a detailed description how to use the monument. According to the description, there are 2 ways of cure. First, people should sit down on the “Medical Chair” or touch it with their hands. In any case, the effect of cure will be one hundred percent.
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Internet user monument in Samara

Internet user monument in Samara

Appeared 10 September 2010 Internet user monument in Samara. Work by sculptor Nikolay Kuklev

Located on highway Internet user monument in Samara is, in fact, a sculpture of a monkey sitting on a monitor and holding a keyboard in its hand. According to authors of the monument, thoughtful ape is the symbol of development and a flexible mind that easily grasps new technologies. And of course, you can and should make a wish. Type your desire on the keyboard and it will come true! By the way, no letters – so that the desire can be typed in any language. However, according to locals, the monument depicts all operators and system administrators. Meanwhile, the monument appeared 10 September 2010 in the framework of the project “Megaphone gives a legend”. The mobile operator decided to refine Samara and the project conceived five monuments. Among them – monuments to the elephant, crocodile, telephone and now – a monkey. The sculptor who created this monument – Nikolay Kuklev.
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Protecting Mother monument in Cheboksary

Protecting Mother monument in Cheboksary

Protecting Mother monument in Cheboksary. Sculptor Vladimir Nagornov, architects V.A. Filatov, Y.M. Novoselov and AB Oreshnikov

Protecting Mother monument in Cheboksary

Opened in Cheboksary on May 9, 2003 Monument to the Protecting Mother quickly became a symbol of Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvash Republic, but of the entire republic as a whole. Noteworthy, the height of the statue is greater than all previously created in Chuvashia monuments, as together with the pedestal it is 46 meters. And taking into account the height of the mound – it towers 57 meters over the Gulf of Cheboksary. On the plate, attached at the bottom of the pedestal, written in two languages (Russian and Chivash) phrase “Blessed are my children, who live in peace and love”.
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Depicted in Monuments Human vices

Central part of the monument Depicted in Monuments Human vices

Central part of the monument ‘The children – victims of adult vices’. Sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin. Depicted in Monuments Human vices

Depicted in Monuments Human vices
The sculpture of Mikhail Shemyakin “Children – victims of adult vices” located on Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. The composition conceived by the author as an allegory of the struggle against evil and vices. According to the sculptor, the composition is a symbol and a call to fight for the salvation of today and future generations. And he, as an artist, urges sensible and honest people to look around, hear and behold what is happening.
However, the composition caused not only criticism, but also attempted vandalism. In this regard, the Moscow authorities have decided to enclose it by a fence. In addition, they decided to guard the monument and open it to the public during certain hours. The grille, behind which stands a monument, at 9 am unlocked and locked at 9 pm. And yet, in spite of the clock security, a detail of the monument still sawed off.
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Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Work by sculptor Alexander Kapralov. Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh sculpture in Omsk

Almost in the center of Omsk, and more specifically on Lubinsky Avenue, near the entrance to a beautiful restaurant Bevitore appeared a sculpture, by which it is impossible to go without paying attention. Because this unusual monument is world famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. The author of the composition is a local sculptor Alexander Kapralov. He depicted the outstanding post-impressionist artist with the painting “Sunflowers” in his hand, and sitting in close proximity to a bottle of Absinthe… According to the author, this great Dutch artist had bad habits, especially in the last years of his brilliant and fruitful life. Among alcohol drinks he used to drink was Absinthe, in particular. The monument is made of black metal covered with a special paint. The sculpture weighs nearly 200 kilograms.
It is noteworthy that in the neighborhood of Van Gogh is a monument of another well-known personality – Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer, who played in his time in the cult film “The Legend of the Holy Drinker” (1988, Italy)
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Quit smoking sculptural composition in Khabarovsk

Quit smoking sculptural composition in Khabarovsk

Fragment. Quit smoking sculptural composition in Khabarovsk

Quit smoking sculptural composition in Khabarovsk
So, more than 1 billion 300 thousand people smoke in the world today – just think about those numbers! Although smoking is a bad habit, but it is quite common in the life of modern cities. But do we really need to fight against tobacco addiction? The World Health Organization insists – yes. And the residents of the Far East capital constantly remember about this fight. In the summer of 2013, just opposite the entrance to Lenin Stadium, appeared a monument calling for fight against smoking.
According to the authors of the project, it is the most opportune place for such a composition: the embankment in Khabarovsk area is free of tobacco and alcohol, as located next to the stadium and a sports institute. The sculptural composition consists of two figures – a man’s shoe and woman’s shoe that trample a pack of cigarettes. Thus, the fight is gaining momentum.
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Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk

Caught unawares lover monument in Tomsk. Originally, the monument by famous sculptor Oleg Kislitsky decorated the building of the House of Unions. As you can see, the subject of the composition is simple. A fat man in a vast “family” shorts, with his last strength holding on to the balcony of his beloved. The funny sculpture literally embodied the numerous anecdotes about suddenly returned from a trip husband and lover. The “frivolous” sculpture for a long time could not find a permanent “residence” and “wandered” from one building to another, delighting residents. Now the monument decorates the facade of the Tomsk regional museum of history.
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