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200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

The most striking findings are stone-carved horses with two, three, and sometimes four horsemen. 200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition

200 stone sculptures found by Russian-Indian expedition
The Russian-Indian expedition found about 200 stone sculptures of horsemen and plates with images of people and animals. Also, stone pedestals and stone basins covered in stone. In particular, the expedition took place in the Pir-Panjal Mountains (Small Himalayas) at a height of two thousand meters. Noteworthy, the presumed age of stone statues is the 6th-7th centuries.
Meanwhile, he most striking findings include stone-carved horses with two, three, and sometimes four horsemen. Costumes of warriors, their weapons, equipment and harness amaze with an abundance of details. However, the faces of the riders are devoid of individuality, although in each of them is a certain generalized image of the warrior.
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Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Molebka village, Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone
Located on the border of Permsky Krai and Sverdlovsk region, the village of Molebka became famous as an “alien cosmodrome”. Beyond the river is an anomalous zone with a cosmodrome and wonders. For those attracted to paranormal phenomena, Molebka is just the Mecca. Meanwhile, the place has many names: “Molebka’s Anomalous Zone”, “Perm Triangle”, “Molebsky Triangle”, “M-triangle triangle”, and simply “Zone M”. In fact, the village of Molebka became widely known in Russia and the world as a place of anomalous phenomena in the late 1980s.
The discoverer of the anomalous zone is geologist Emil Bachurin. In 1983, during the winter hunt, he saw a luminous sphere above the forest, and when he came to the place, he noticed in the snowdrifts perfect round spots, diameter of 63 m. He suggested that this is a track of an alien ship, because the locals often see UFOs, flashes similar to lightning here. In short, for the locals it is no more a sensation to see flying and moving in space objects. And this, of course, attracts tourists, their flow does not stop.
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Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky monument

Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky monument

A man with a bicycle monument, opened 8 April, 2011 on Theatrical Square in Kaluga. Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky monument

Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky monument

First of all, it is a really good monument, kind, philosophic and worth seeing it. Russian scientist-theorist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a man with a bicycle, looking at the sky. By the way, he bought it at the age of 45, without even knowing how to ride it. Meanwhile, there are many monuments to Tsiolkovsky in Kaluga region, at least five. In fact, Tsiolkovsky, who lived there for a long time, is the main brand of the city, although he was not born in Kaluga, but in Ryazan region.
According to the author of the idea, director of the theater Alexander Krivovichev, the goal was to show the image of the city eccentric, who, in fact, was Tsiolkovsky in the eyes of many ordinary people-countrymen. Indeed, the inventor does not look monumental, but just as eccentric citizen.
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Russian-American engineer Vladimir Zworykin monument

Russian-American engineer Vladimir Zworykin monument

Moscow. Russian-American engineer, inventor of television Vladimir Zworykin monument. 2013. Sculptor Sergei Goryaev, architect Alexei Tikhonov

Inventor of television Vladimir Zworykin monument
The opening ceremony of the monument to the inventor of television, the Russian-American engineer Vladimir Zworykin (1919, Russia – 1982, USA) took place in Moscow on July 29, 2013, the day of the 125th anniversary of the inventor. The authors of the sculptural composition “Vladimir Zworykin – inventor of television” sculptor Sergei Goryaev, and architect Alexei Tikhonov. The monument appeared near the Ostankino pond next to the TV tower “Ostankino”. Two-meter bronze figure of Zworykin leaning against the made of marble TV. In addition, any visitor can feel like a TV presenter, for it is enough to stick head in the television and smile. No wonder, it has become a tradition to be photographed with a head in the TV set.
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Monument to Experimental animals used for medical research

Monument to Experimental animals used for medical research

Bronze composition of a big dog and a cute mongrel puppy. 2010. Ufa, Russia. Monument to Experimental animals used for medical research

Monument to Experimental animals used for medical research

According to dental clinic managers, the monument is a tribute to the human friends who served to the medical science. Actually, the sculptural composition became an unusual way to mark the anniversary of one of the largest networks of dental clinics in Ufa, Bashkiria. The company’s management wanted to somehow perpetuate their work in bronze. According to them, sculpture of tooth would be somehow banal, so, they decided to erect a monument to a cute dog and her puppy. Why these animals? Going to the dentist is always stressful. But we don’t even ask some dogs – we put them in the dental chair and for the sake of science pull out old tooth and insert new one. “Not that dentists tortured conscience – we just wanted to pay tribute to the heroic dogs”, explained the managers. “The fact is that we have developed a unique technology for the transplantation of donor tooth. And new implants are tested on the dogs, because their immune system is well suited for these experiments”.
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Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Work by Soviet Sculptor Grigory Postnikov (14 October 1914 – 1978). Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

Towards the Stars monument in Moscow

The Sculpture “Towards the Stars” has been installed at the main entrance to the Catherine Park (then park of Central House of the Russian Army) in 1958, a year after the launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth and the three years prior to the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. Like Prometheus carrying fire to mankind, the sculpture depicts a young, half-naked and powerful titan in a loincloth. Like a flare into the sky, he launches a missile that rushes into the infinite blue sky toward new discoveries and adventures.
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Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

The unique sculptural composition “Time Machine” is in fact, a monument to the engine F-95SH for the Su-25. The monument decorates the Garden of Engine Builders in Ufa. The monument was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary director of the Ufa engine plant Mikhail Ferin (1907-1979). For the Ufa engine-builders Mikhail is a legendary man. The basis of the sculpture is a real engine P-95SH, placed on a pedestal in a metal frame, which is a huge cube. Besides, the glass doesn’t cover the engine, so the people visiting the monument can clearly see it from all sides. On the pedestal placed plates, explaining technical characteristics of the engine, and in two languages ​​- Russian and Bashkir.
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