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Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Made of metal Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region. Authors – teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Pavlovo – an ancient city, known for its artisans and craftsmen of blacksmiths. Traditional occupations of people, and their exotic hobbies reflected in unusual monuments, classified as modern attractions. And one of the most famous ancient local entertainments has been indoor citrus growing. It is difficult to say when exactly these exotic overseas fruits appeared in the village, but today Pavlovian indoor lemon is known far beyond the city. In the summer of 2005, during the celebration of the Day on the market square, took place a solemn ceremony of opening the monument to Pavlovo. The sculpture is made of metal, with elements of forging. The authors of the monument – a team of teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College.
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Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Bronze sculpture of Balzaminov from the film “Marriage of Balzaminov” (1964), Zelenogorsk (Leningrad region). Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument. Sculptor Yuri Kryakvin

Comedy actor Georgy Vitsin Monument

Once, there lived a man. Some called him a saint, others – a hermit and eccentric, or just a fool … Every morning to the door of his house on Arbat street flew a large flock of pigeons. And stray dogs, happily wagging their tails ran toward, and the homeless, with whom Moscow was rich in the 1990s. And all of them were waiting for a very modest and inconspicuous elderly man in a shabby jacket, cap, almost pulled down over his eyes … He did not like, when somebody recognized him! And for everyone he found not only a good word, but also a treat: he fed the birds with bread, dogs – with sausages and bones, and homeless – with bread, sausages, and a little money … This angel was famous Russian actor Georgy Vitsin.
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Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara. Sculptor Nikolai Kuklev

Barge Haulers on the Volga monument in Samara
September 11, 2014 – The bronze sculptural composition “Barge Haulers on the Volga” was inaugurated at the Samara embankment to 170-year anniversary of the artist Ilya Repin. The author of the composition became Samara artist Nikolai Kuklev. Sculpture is a visualization of the famous painting: a bronze frame, easel, which depicts boat haulers and, set against the natural landscape of the Volga. The painting has dimensions of 131.5 × 281 cm and is in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The sculpture – about 1.5 m, the pedestal height – about 1 m. In 2014 Russia and, in particular, Samara, celebrated 170 years since the birth of Russian painter Ilya Repin. The history of one of the most famous works of the artist “Barge Haulers on the Volga” related to his stay in the village of Samara and Shiryaevo (Samara region).
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Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Legendary Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Philanthropist Asgat Galimzyanov monument in Kazan

Asgat Galimzyanovich Galimzyanov (2 March 1936 – January 3, 2016) – the famous Soviet, Russian and Tatarstan philanthropist. Working as a carter at the Kazan collective farm market, he raised cattle in his shed and for earned money bought more than 80 buses and cars for orphanages of the Soviet Union and Russia. He became the prototype of the monument to the philanthropist in the center of Kazan.
Asgat Galimzyanov began his charitable activities with the help of the children’s home № 1 in Kazan. He brought there an entire cart of apples, pears and oranges. By the way, not all families could afford fruit at that time. Later he also bought fruit and warm clothes for kids. In addition, he donated a car Niva, and PAZ automobile. Besides, he spent much time with children, giving them a ride in a cart.
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Eight famous architects monument in St. Petersburg

Eight famous architects monument in St. Petersburg

Installed in 2011 Eight famous architects monument in St. Petersburg. The author of the whole complex is a well-known sculptor Alexander Taratynov

Eight famous architects monument in St. Petersburg has become a tribute to the great architects for their contribution to the city. Indeed, their role in the development of architecture of the northern capital of Russia is great. The sculptural composition now decorates the Alexander Park of St. Petersburg. It depicts eight most famous architects: Voronikhin, Bazhenov, Auguste de Montferrand, Trezzini, Thomas de Thomon, Rossi, Rastrelli and Zakharov. The intention of the author brought them to the map of the city, and placed around their creations in miniature: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Stock Exchange with Rostral columns and the Admiralty. By the way, one of the chairs is free. So, any visitor can sit down and symbolically participate in the discussion of the city plan. They say, that it helps those who do not have enough inspiration for creativity.
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Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna

Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna

Monument to Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna, called Snowmaiden. Blagoveshchensk, Russia. Sculptor Valery Razgonyaev

Almost the entire adult population of Blagoveshchensk remember Ice-cream seller Zinaida Sinitsyna. Sixteen years she sold ice lollies on one and the same place – in front of the Drama Theatre, under the three poplars that grow on Lenin Street to this day. Grandma has become a symbol of childhood for many citizens of Blagoveshchensk. She was almost fairy-tale hero, and even a legend. She worked from early morning till late night, until the last bus was leaving. And young people, returning from the park of culture used to talk to her, waiting for a bus. She said that sometimes in the summer, she had to spend the night, guarding her unsold boxes with ice cream. It seemed she would be forever. And so it happened. She has remained in the memory of citizens forever. According to sculptor Valery Razgonyaev, it is a monument to our childhood.
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Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument in St. Nicholas Archangel Cemetery. December 24th, 2016. Work by sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov

Russian singer Zhanna Friske graveyard monument

Eighteen months have passed since the death of the famous Russian singer Zhanna Friske (Jeanne Friske). She died on June 15, 2015 at her home in Balashikha. Her younger sister Natalia said last fall that she, along with her parents were going to perpetuate the memory of Zhanna, erecting a monument in her honor. Then the younger Friske said she would like to see the monument of Zhanna in full growth in a beautiful long dress or a concert costume. Earlier it was reported that famous Russian painter, sculptor and designer Zurab Tsereteli could make the sculpture. However, the authors of the monument became sculptors Levon Manukian and Ivan Volkov. According to them, the hardest thing they had to deal with – was a face. So, they focused on a photo .. Despite this, the monument received outrage from her fans.
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