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Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Fairy-tale square in Krasnoyarsk with a sculptural composition depicting the main heroes of Russian folk tale. Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments

Ivan Tsarevich and Gray Wolf monuments
Russian folk tale “Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf” – loved by both children and adults. The main heroes of the fairy tale – Ivan Tsarevich – the youngest son of King Berendey, who went in search of the mysterious Firebird for King Berendey. And of course, the Gray Wolf – Ivan’s faithful friend and assistant in his quest to obtain the Firebird for the King. The most important thing is that the wolf protects him from all the dangers that meet him on his way.
Meanwhile, children get acquainted with this fairy tale by both – reading the book (in the version of AN Tolstoy), and watching cartoons. In addition, there are films based on this story. The heroes of this fairy tale, embodied in monuments and sculptural compositions, decorate the parks and streets of Russia and Ukraine.
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Poem character Tsokotukha the Fly monuments

Sochi. Poem character Tsokotukha the Fly monuments

Sochi. Poem character Tsokotukha the Fly monuments

Poem character Tsokotukha the Fly monuments

Mukha-Tsokotukha, Tsokotukha The Fly,
Gilded belly.
The fly walked in the field,
The fly found a coin,
Off she went to the market
And bought a samovar.
(poem by Korney Chukovsky)

Monuments to the main character of children’s poem “Mukha-Tsokotukha” written by Soviet Russian poet Korney Chukovsky are in several cities of Russia. One of them appeared in 2011 in the southern city of Russia – Sochi. The many figured monument consists of a pumpkin with seeds, and cut out of it piece turned into a cosy bench. As for the Fly, its figure decorates the bench. Besides, in the foot of the Fly is a coin, which, according to the poem, she found. Authors of installed in 2011 in Sochi monument are Vyacheslav Zvonov and Alexander Butaev. And the author of legendary Fly – Akop Khalafyan.
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Symbolic Stork monuments in Russia

Opened October 17, 2012 monument in Novokuznetsk. Symbolic Stork monuments in Russia

Opened October 17, 2012 monument in Novokuznetsk. Symbolic Stork monuments in Russia

Symbolic Stork monuments in Russia

This beautiful sculptural composition “Storks” appeared in one of the parks of the Siberian city of Novokuznetsk. It decorates the area near the brand-new Wedding Palace. In fact, the monument honors the 70th anniversary of the Kemerovo region (October 17, 2012). Located on three stelae the nest symbolizes the foundations of family happiness – faith, hope and love. Meanwhile, since the opening the monument, the sculpture “Storks” has become a real keeper of the family well-being of young couples. The author of the the sculpture (made in bronze and nobly “aged” by the method of oxidation) – Krasnoyarsk sculptor Anton Tyryshkin.
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Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Beautiful Frog Princess in Svetlogorsk. Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Beautiful girl sculpture in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region, Russia. Sculptor Oleg Melekhov. Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal
Not far from Kaliningrad, in Svetlogorsk, directly in front of the railway station appeared the “Frog Princess”. Sculptor Oleg Melekhov approached the matter unconventionally, depicting her in the stage of turning from a frog into a girl. It is possible that at first she was a frog. But having caught the arrow, began to gradually turn into a woman, just such is an image of the Svetlogorsk Princess Frog. In this case, judging by the appearance of the girl, she has a clearly Extraterrestrial origin.
The residents of Svetlogorsk, however, fell in love with the monument. According to local belief, if you put your finger first to your lips, and then to the frog princess and make a wish, it will come true.
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Horse Pepel and equestrian Elena Petushkova

Grave Monument to Horse Pepel and equestrian Elena Petushkova

Grave Monument to Horse Pepel and equestrian Elena Petushkova

The friendship story of beautiful black Horse Pepel and equestrian Elena Petushkova (17 November 1940 – 9 January 2007) lasted 16 years. Pepel (Ashes in English) was a horse-personality with a very uneasy character. Petushkova had a hard time: for a long time she achieved mutual understanding. Elena decided to apply non-standard methods of working with horses. For example, when Pepel did bite her, Elena, despite the bruises and pain, did not pay attention to the bites. Colleagues advised to punish the whip, believed that she would dilute the stallion and this could be dangerous, but kindness and love won. Gradually, Pepel changed his attitude towards Elena and even kissed her on the cheek. This was their first victory.
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Mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

One of the mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

One of the mysterious Bronze Bulls created by Vasily Demut-Malinovsky

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.
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Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument

Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument. Opened December 28, 2015. Yakutsk, Russia. Work by Sculptor Nikolai Nikitich Chochchasov

Girl With Dog Monument. Opened December 28, 2015. Yakutsk, Russia. Work by Sculptor Nikolai Nikitich Chochchasov

Miraculous Story behind Girl With Dog Monument

Opened on December 28, 2015 Monument to a girl and her dog decorates the station square of the Yakutsk airport in the city of Yakutsk, of North-East Russia. Meanwhile, the monument depicts the 4-year-old girl Karina Chikitova from the village of Olek of the Olekminsky district. Suprisingly, the little girl spent 11 days all alone, in the Yakut taiga. However, the brave girl miraculously survived, and in large part thanks to her dog, who accompanied her all this time.
In fact, four-year-old Karina disappeared in the Olekminsky district of Yakutia on July 29, 2014. However, her mother reported about her disappearance only on August 2. All this time the woman thought that her father, who was in a neighboring village, took the daughter with him. But when it turned out that he all these days he was working on extinguishing forest fires, his mother immediately appealed to the police. Fortunately, the girl was found alive in the morning, 9 August, six kilometers from the village of Olom. And it was on the eighth day of searches and on the twelfth day from the moment of disappearance.
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