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Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch - Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

Last touch – Penza Jeweler monument

The idea to establish a jeweler monument belongs to a resident of Penza Maxim Lomonosov. He wanted to dedicate it to his grandfather Vladimir Lomonosov, former well-known jeweler in Penza. And a local sculptor Herman Feoktistov liked this idea, and first cast it in the form of bronze miniature. The sketch was approved. So, with an initiative of a street beautification acted management of architecture and urban planning. Besides, the administration of the city of Penza supported it. As a result, the monument cast life-size in bronze (cast in Smolensk), and on the expense of the funds donated by Maxim Lomonosov appeared. On the monument also worked another sculptor from Penza, Valery Kuznetsov.
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Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

November 20, 2016. Author of the sculpture – Victor Mitroshin, project architect – Alexey Tikhonov. Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Maya Plisetskaya Monument opened in Moscow

Today, on November 20, 2016 took place the solemn opening of the monument of great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The monument decorates a square on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow, near Bolshoi Theatre. The ceremony, held on the birthday of the outstanding ballerina, visited Russian authorities – Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina, chief conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, composer Rodion Shchedrin, General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin and the head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow Alexey Yemelyanenko. Author of the sculpture – Victor Mitroshin, project architect – Alexey Tikhonov. The height of the monument – nine meters; on a pedestal engraved the autograph of Maya Plisetskaya. The composition depicts a dancing ballerina in the role of Carmen. During the event, there was music from “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin.
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Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers. Sculptors Yuri Krylov and Alexandr Kokoteyev. Photo by Veronika Zubareva

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

The unusual bronze sculptural composition Passengers appeared right in front of the Museum of Railway Station in the city of Yekaterinburg. It is a building of the old station, that was in use until 2003. Later, it was reconstructed into a museum of railway history of the Urals. Bronze group of passengers is set right at the entrance of the museum building. The passengers represent a family of father, mother and little child standing in the middle. It is evident that they are late for the train. Mom pulls a child, and the man carries all the baggage. Moreover, the funny detail – he looks at another character of the story – a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting. The entire sculpture is so realistic that they seem about to come to life and the family, under the leadership of mother, will go down the street.
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Teacher monuments throughout Russia

Teacher monuments throughout Russia. The first teacher surrounded by children. Irkutsk

Irkutsk. “The first teacher surrounded by children”. The author of the monument – Ilya Stavsky. Opened October 5, 2016. Teacher monuments throughout Russia

Teacher monuments throughout Russia

During our life, every person can meet a lot of people, but only few of them remain in our memory forever. And among these few people are, of course, our teachers. In all our achievements, whether you are an ordinary person, or a well-known scientist or a politician, first of all, there is a merit of teachers. Indeed, teachers invest their excessive work into each of us. Due to the importance of this noble profession, in addition to the professional holiday Teacher’s Day (5 October), appear monuments devoted to it. As a rule, it is a collective image of a Teacher, and, in particular, the first teacher.
Thus, the latest monument to the first teacher appeared October 5, 2016 in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. The new sculpture was installed in the regional center, on the embankment opposite the Pedagogical Institute. The author of the monument – Ilya Stavsky. His sketch “The first teacher surrounded by children” became the winner of the city contest, in which participated 8 creative collectives. The bronze sculpture height of 3 m and weighing about 2 tons was cast at the factory of Moscow region.
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Wandering Peddler Korobeinik Monument

Wandering Peddler Korobeinik Monument

Appeared July 21, 2006 in Yekaterinburg Wandering Peddler Korobeinik Monument

Wandering Peddler Korobeinik Monument
The Monument depicts a wandering from village to village petty trader with haberdashery and manufactured goods, books, popular prints. The name Korobeinik derives from the Russian word korob – the box (wallet from the bark), in which he carried his small haberdashery-manufactured goods to the villages. History of korobeiniks, or ofenya began in the XV century. At that time to Russia moved a significant amount of the Greeks. Most of them were engaged in trade. At the same time, for Russians, to make it clearer, they called themselves natives of Athens. Accordingly, Russian people called these Greek merchants by their self-designation “Athenians”, ie “ofinyas”, or “Ofen”. Meanwhile, the vast majority of them were literate, and were masters of the book trade. They could not just praise the goods well, but knew a lot about them and told in detail.
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Disappeared profession monuments

Disappeared profession monuments. Monument to Water Carrier

Water Carrier. Disappeared profession monuments

Disappeared profession monuments

Well, who would have thought in the 19th century that such necessary and important professions as a water carrier, a chimney sweep and a lamplighter would have disappeared? And could anyone even think there would be such fantastic professions as a programmer, bio-engineer and an absolutely incredible profession of panda hugger? And what a great idea – to keep the memory of the disappeared professions in the form of beautiful monuments! Among such disappeared profession monuments are – the Monument to Water Carrier, Monument to Lamplighter, Monument to Chimneysweep. The list is incomplete, as, according to scientists and futurists, due to technological advances, in the nearest future will disappear such professions as Mail carrier, Fisher, Flight attendant, Floral designer, Travel agent, Farmer, Librarian, Teacher and more….
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