Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments
His terrific circus entreprises made laugh to tears! Yuri Nikulin is a unique clown, an original actor, a comedian and a tragedian at the same time. All films with his participation are masterpieces of Russian cinema, no matter comedy or drama films. “The Caucasian Captive or Shurik’s New Adventures”, “Operation Y and Other Adventures of Shurik”, “The Diamond Arm”, “The Shoemakers”, “The Dog Babbros and the Unusual Cross”. And also “Scarecrow”, “When the trees were big”, “Twenty days without war”, and “The fate of a man”.
Like most of his contemporaries, he went through all the hardships of the Soviet-Finnish and Great Patriotic War. He suffered a wound, a concussion, but went through the whole war, till the end. Of course, he had the well-deserved medals “For Valor”, “For the Defense of Leningrad”, and “For Victory over Germany”.
Widely known about his passion for anecdotes, which he knew innumerable amounts and could tell for hours.
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Legendary Russian clown Yuri Nikulin monuments
The tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence
Mankind has erected a mass of boring and simply uninteresting monuments. However, few of the actors have been honored with a monument. In fact, more recently, the acting profession, to put it mildly, was not at all prestigious. Indeed, not prestigious so much that there was a tradition of burying actors outside the cemetery fence. Why?
According to one version, this is due to the prohibition of the church to portray the lives of others. According to the Christian world view, every person has been given one life since birth. So, one needs only to live his own destiny, and not to depict other people. Besides, according to the church teaching, trying on the stage different images, the actor not only tries other people’s destinies, but also takes the sins of other people. Therefore, plays along with the antichrist, and thus, sinks to basest sins.
Despite the roles that the actor played in the performances, after his death (along with suicides and people who died from an alcohol overdose) they were buried only outside the cemetery. The church believes that the actors even during their lifetime voluntarily killed their souls.
Favorite cartoon characters Sculptural park opened on the Day of Metallurgist in July 2017 in Bratsk, the Siberian city of Russia.
In accordance with the results of the Interregional Festival of Concrete Sculptures held in Bratsk (July 1 – 15), a remarkable sculpture park appeared in Bratsk. Timed to the Day of the Metallurgist, widely celebrated in Bratsk, the Park of Metallurgists housed competitive works. In addition, hundreds of citizens attended other festive events.
According to the press service of the city of Bratsk, for two weeks, 22 masters representing Bratsk, Irkutsk, Perm, Kirov, Omsk, Usolye-Sibirskoe, Chita, Nizhny Tagil, Svirsk, Telmu (Usolsky district) and Nevyansk (Sverdlovsk region), worked in the Park of Metallurgists. As a result, they created 16 sculptures from concrete on the general theme “Favorite cartoon characters”. First, the artists built hollow figures from special metal fittings. The next stage is the piling the figures with building concrete with gravel. And finally, finishing of figures with plaster concrete. All the sculptures are painted bronze with shades of precious metals.
Car thief Yuri Detochkin monument in Samara
First of all, it is a monument to the outstanding Russian actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky. Here he is in the role of Yuri Detochkin, main character of the Soviet movie directed by Eldar Ryazanov “Beware of the Car” (1966). The monument decorates Komsomolskaya Square near Samara Railway Station. In addition, the monument commemorates the 85th anniversary of Eldar Ryazanov, native of Samara (November 18, 1927- 30 November 2015). They say, it was Yuri Nikulin, who gave an idea for the new film to Eldar Ryazanov. In 1960s, Nikulin learned the story about the Soviet Robin Hood from Samara tour. In short, the man stole cars of corrupt and dishonest people, and sent money to children orphan houses.
Meanwhile, the bronze sculpture has height of 2.2 meters and weighs 470 kg. According to the film, Yuri Detochkin is an insurance agent by profession, actor of amateur theater by interest, and car thief by duty. And the sculpture shows the final scene of the film. Released from a jail, Detochkin stands in front of a trolley-bus, where his beloved is a driver; and in a welcoming hand gesture, and with a smile, he says “Hello, Lyuba, I’m back!”.
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)
Monument to Tarkovsky, Shukshin and Shpalikov
Like yesterday, three students of All-Russia Institute of cinematography came up to their alma mater, and stopped briefly on the steps … Monument to Andrei Tarkovsky, Vasily Shukshin and Gennady Shpalikov in Moscow. Three famous students of the institute, who have never been nor professors, nor the heads of the university, but managed to determine the artistic face of domestic and world cinematography of the second half of the twentieth century. The initiators of the monument became the teachers and students of the institute, and the sculptor was Alexey Blagovestov. This “VGIK trinity” depicted in a life-size, in the prime of their tragic maturity. Their fates are different but related. People of one generation, they went in different ways. In 1974 we lost Shukshin and Shpalikov. Tarkovsky died later. But here they are – three – in their beautiful life impulse.
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.