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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.

Monument to White Bim

Monument to White Bim

In 1998, on the birth day of Voronezh appeared an unusual monument to the hero of the work by G.N. Troepolsky “White Bim Black Ear”. The sculpture of Bim decorates the square in front of of the puppet theater, where a large number of children usually walk. A metal dog, as if alive, with kind and intelligent eyes, sits right on the pavement and is looking forward to its owner with impatience. The main feature of this monument is the lack of a pedestal and a natural size, so children can gladly pat it, scratch behind its bronze ear and hug. The sculpture of White Bima is a symbol of kindness, mercy and love.

Monument to a kitten from Lizyukov Street

The opening of the monument “Kitten from Lizyukov Street” took place at the end of 2003. The monument depicts the cartoon “Kitten from Lizyukov street”, directed by Vyacheslav Kotenochkin. According to the editor of the Voronezh newspaper Molodoy Kommunar V. Maltsev, the idea to put a monument to the character of this cartoon came after a chance meeting with Vyacheslav in 2000. However, due to lack of finance, the idea had to be postponed. Anyway, the same year, a competition was held among the children for the best sketch of the monument. The winner became Irina Povarova. It was her idea that the well-known sculptors of Voronezh Elsa Pak and Ivan Dikunov made this composition and installed it on Lizyukov Street, next to the cinema Mir.

Cartoon cat now sits in a tree of iron with a friend – black crow, and above them the sun shines bright beams. They say that if you take the cat Vasily for the left paw, then the desire is sure to come true.

Monument to the seller and the buyer

This small bronze monument height of 2 meters and a mass of 3.5 tons is a composition of 3 characters: a peddler, a saleswoman of mirrors and a female customer, which depict the scene of buying shawls. The creator of this composition is a sculptor from Voronezh Andrey Terekhin.
According to sellers of the Soborniy market, after the appearance of the sculptural composition, the profit significantly increased. They say that if you rub a mirror held by a bronze salesman, then the day will bring a decent profit. Now every seller of this market starts his working day with rubbing the mirror.

Sculpture “State Traffic Safety Inspector and the Unfortunate Driver”

A very unusual sculptural composition of traffic police officers and the driver appeared on the Voronezh circuit road, and the driver is depicted with his pockets turned out. These 3 figures on the roadside are installed for a reason. It’s like a warning sign to motorists. Just a few meters away, a police patrol car almost always stands behind the turn. Meanwhile, employees of the nearest gas station take care of these figures – washing, cleaning, and refreshing paints.

Therapeutic chair and other unusual monuments of Voronezh